Wnet Launches PayTechWomenLive with Keynote Presenter Ellevest CEO Sallie Krawcheck

June 15, 2020

July 21st Virtual Event to Host Global Payments Leaders and Feature Keynote from Sallie Krawcheck On Creating Financial Safety, Driving Diversity and Pursuing Career Opportunities In Challenging Times

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – June 15, 2020The Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions (Wnet) today announced PayTechWomenLive — an exciting, new 90-minute virtual event on July 21, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern. The online, 90-minute, virtual event features a keynote presentation by financial services leader Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest, and interactive, live breakouts that include some of the most prominent global payment leaders from Wnet’s member community. To learn more about PayTechWomenLive, visit https://bit.ly/PayTechWomenLive.

“PayTechWomenLive will bring together hundreds of women in payments and fintech to grow as leaders and expand our networks,” said Wnet CEO Wendy Holliday. “Keynote presenter Sallie Krawcheck is a fierce advocate for women’s leadership, financial health, and closing the pay gap. Plus, she brings a wealth of expertise as a Wall Street leader, the CEO at Ellevest, and the former CEO at Smith Barney, US Trust, the Citi Private Bank, Sanford C. Bernstein, among others.”

Recognized by Inc. as a “Top Female Founder,” Krawcheck was named the seventh most powerful woman in the world by Forbes and is considered one of the “Most Influential People in ESG Investing” by Barron’s.

“Keynote presenter Sallie Krawcheck will inspire us to find new ways to be proactive so we can pave the way for positive change,” said Wnet President Joan Herbig. “PayTechWomenLive gives us a chance - as the collective leaders and rising stars in payments - to discuss ways to be proactive despite these challenging times. Systemic unconscious bias and gender and racial pay gaps mean that we all need to be change agents within our own companies and mentors to each other.”

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An advocate for women’s leadership, Sallie Krawcheck has made it her mission to help women reach their financial and professional goals. At Ellevest, she is leading a digital-first, mission-driven investment platform for women. She is also chair of Ellevate Network, a 135K-strong global professional women’s network, and she is the best-selling author of “Own It: The Power of Women at Work.”

Following the keynote, breakout sessions led by Wnet global payments leaders will enable attendees to share experiences and advice specifically designed to help with career paths in ways that will allow executives to surge past industry stereotypes and corporate expectations. 

Breakout Sessions Moderated by Global Payment and Fintech Leaders

Wnet’s PayTechWomenLive will include breakout and networking sessions by some of the most successful leaders in payments and fintech. Executives and experts that will be moderating the conference sessions include leaders from Wnet Board of Directors and Executive Team, including but not limited to:

  • Audrey Blackmon, Senior Vice President, Business Development – Americas, Verrency;
  • Cynthia Knowles, Vice President, Head of Business Administration, FIS Banking & Merchant Solutions;
  • Holli Targan, Attorney and Partner, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C, and Wnet Founder;
  • Jess Turner, Executive Vice President, North America Products and Innovation, Mastercard;
  • Joan Herbig, Wnet President, and ControlScan Board member and Retired CEO;
  • Kelly Tufts, Vice President, Credit Operations, Discover Financial Services, and Wnet Treasurer;
  • Linda Perry, Wnet Founder;
  • Liz Pike, President and Managing Director, Green Rhino Recruitment;
  • Polly Van Duser, Senior Vice President, Talent Acquisition, Bank of America Merchant Services; and
  • Wendy Holliday, Wnet CEO.

Wnet would like to give special thanks to its PayTechWomenLive sponsors and media partners. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please visit https://bit.ly/PTWLsponsor.

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 and the men that advocate for them; providing personal enrichment no matter what stage members are in their careers. 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) not-for-profit organization serving thousands of women in payments annually. For more information about national and regional events and programming, or to become a member, please visit www.wnetonline.org