The Most Influential Women in Payments, 2017

Press Release
March 28, 2017

Reston, VA  March 28, 2017 – Wnet Members Recognized as “The Most Influential Women in Payments, 2017”

Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions (Wnet), the premier organization dedicated to women in payments, congratulates Wnet members, Christine Larsen, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for First Data; Amy Parsons, Senior Vice President of Global Commerce at Discover; and Serena Smith, Senior Vice President, Head of International Payments and CAO at FIS, who have been recognized by PaymentsSource as “The Most Influential Women in Payments, 2017.”

"We are proud to have a strong membership with many women represented year after year on this prestigious list. As we strive to inspire and empower all women in payments, Christine, Amy, and Serena are examples of what is possible. Congratulations to all of them." said Gloria Colgan, 2017 Wnet President, and President of GloLogic.

“These leaders are excellent examples of the dedication and professionalism of Wnet members. Wnet is honored to have their support and active engagement in furthering the mission and vision of Wnet. We rely on the volunteer leadership of our members to keep Wnet on the cutting edge of providing real member value,” said Lisl Dutterer, Executive Director, Wnet.

Payments Source recognizes the 25 most influential women in payments on a yearly basis. According to PaymentsSource, the women on the list “are the ones taking risks with new ideas and investments, and developing the technology that will forever change the way people handle money.”

Whether new to the field of payments, an experienced payments professional or considering a career transition, Wnet members benefit from unparalleled access to networking, mentoring, events, career development, educational programming and professional resources.
About the Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions (Wnet)

The Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions (Wnet) is the premier professional organization for women in payments, providing personal enrichment no matter what stage members are in their career. The organization provides world-class national and regional programming, fosters networking and promotes mentoring to help members achieve greater personal success, influence and professional parity. Founded in 2005, Wnet is a 501 (c) (3) non-for-profit organization serving more than 1,000 women in payments annually. For more information about national and regional events and programming, or to become a member, please visit