Women's Network in Electronic Transactions Announces Speakers and Topics for the 2018 Leadership Summit in Atlanta, Sept. 25-26; Registration Now Open

Press Release
April 18, 2018

Summit Theme "No Limits!" To Showcase Women's Leadership Successes and Opportunities;

Early Bird Pricing Available Until July 21, 2018


WAKEFIELD, Mass. – April 18, 2018 – The Women's Network in Electronic Transactions (Wnet), the premier not-for-profit professional organization for women in payments and financial services, today announced speakers and topics to be presented at the 2018 Wnet Leadership Summit "No Limits!," taking place in Atlanta, Sept. 25-26. Event registration is now open.

Attendees will network with and learn from some of the most successful executive leaders from a variety of industries. Speakers will share experiences and advice specifically designed to help attendees' professional development, regardless of where they are on their career paths, and enable them to surge past industry stereotypes and corporate expectations. Wnet invites men as well as women to attend.

The event will begin the evening of Sept. 25 and will feature the Wnet Diversity Champion Awards, a networking reception and a silent auction. A full agenda is planned for Sept. 26, which includes a keynote address by one of the most successful women in payments, Pamela Joseph. Panel topics include "Women on Boards," "Women in Technology," a C-Suite panel and "Investors and Entrepreneurs," and will feature a "Straight Talk" panel with many of the speakers participating. To learn more about this year's speakers, panelists, and moderators please visit the 2018 Wnet Leadership Summit - No Limits! event page. Speakers will include:

  • Pamela Joseph, payments executive
  • Cindy Armine-Klein, executive vice president and chief control officer, First Data
  • Elaine Bolle, director of the board, Angel Capital Association
  • Matrice Ellis-Kirk, managing director, RSR Partners
  • Stephanie Ferris, CFO, Worldpay
  • Martina King, CEO, Featurespace
  • Claire Lewis (Yum) Arnold, CEO, Leapfrog IT
  • Pattye Moore, chair of the board of directors at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers; board member at ONEOK, ONE Gas, Quiktrip
  • Carol O'Kelley, CEO, Salesfusion
  • Kathryn Petralia, president and co-founder, Kabbage

Registration is now open for the 2018 Wnet Leadership Summit, the twelfth annual edition of this event. An early-bird discount is available until July 31, 2018.

"Wnet launched the Summit on the premise that true leaders empower everyone. Research shows that women are natural leaders and that a diverse workforce is a more profitable one," said Wnet Executive Director Lisl Dutterer. "Mentoring and empowering women are more important today than ever before. We are looking forward to bringing professionals, experts and senior leaders to the Summit to prepare us all for the opportunities and challenges we face as the payments industry continues to evolve."

Both women and men in payments are invited to register now. The location is the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel, where a limited number of guest rooms has been set aside at a special rate.

About the Women's Network in Electronic Transactions (Wnet)

Women's Network in Electronic Transactions (Wnet) brings the world's most respected and accomplished leaders and rising stars together within one organization dedicated to mentoring, educating, connecting and empowering women across the payment industry. Wnet's world-class national and regional programming helps members achieve greater personal success, influence and professional parity. Founded in 2005, Wnet is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization serving more than 2,000 women in payments annually. More information about national and regional events, programming and membership can be found at www.Wnetonline.org.

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