The payments industry bridges many markets — including technology and finance — that haven’t always demonstrated diversity at their highest ranks. Things are changing, and this year’s Most Influential Women in Payments honorees demonstrate the importance of women to all aspects of the payments industry and all corners of the globe.
Many have risen through the ranks at traditional payments companies, while others kicked over the corporate ladder to become entrepreneurs and investors.
PaymentsSource asked this year’s honorees to share the stories of how they got where they are — including their riskiest career move and the best constructive criticism they received — and where they expect the payments industry to be in five years.
Many also chose to address the obstacles that still stand in the way of women rising to C-suite jobs, and how the atmosphere is shifting for LGBTQ employees.
The honorees are presented below in alphabetical order. Please click the link below each picture to read their full profiles.