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Rise Up is Money20/20’s global program designed to provide support and actionable skills for women working to take the next steps to increased seniority within their careers. This exclusive program exposes participants to contacts, mentors, executive trainings and learnings that are proven to catapult careers to the next level.  We are excited to bring this program back to Vegas for its second iteration, complete with revamped initiatives for the most impactful experience.


  • Embrace inclusivity as a strategic imperative to drive our industry forward
  • Empower women with actionable skills and learnings that can catapult their career to the next level
  • Serve as a platform to inspire others to create actionable plans for inclusion and empowerment in our industry
  • Amplify the business benefits of inclusivity across the Financial Services and Fintech industry
  • Actively support and inspire women early in their career to take advantage of the bold content, industry luminaries and career changing opportunities at Money20/20

Why Inclusivity Makes Business Sense

Around the world and across the ecosystem, successful businesses see inclusiveness as a competitive advantage proven to result in greater returns.

Firms in the top quartile for gender diversity on executive teams are 21% more likely to outperform on profitability.

McKinsey & Company

Inclusive teams make better business decisions 87% of the time.


Decision making effectiveness is 95% correlated with financial performance.


Diversity helps businesses to become more innovative and more successful.

Fast Company

Companies with a woman as CEO experienced 19% higher profitability.

Business & Sustainable Development Commission

Gender Dynamics & Perceptions Survey

In an effort to gain a greater understanding of gender dynamics and perceptions within the Financial Services ecosystem, Money20/20 & Visa conducted a survey polling mid-to-senior level executives from companies across our industry.

The survey is the first part of an annual initiative at Money20/20 USA, set to track over time whether the industry's talk of change is truly resulting in a more inclusive environment.

How does it work?

With the help of our Advisory Board, we’ll select a cohort of 35 women to take part in an exclusive curated agenda, complete with a series of bespoke content sessions and unique networking opportunities. Alongside regular programming, this group will have the unique opportunity to participate in one-to-one mentoring with widely-respected industry leaders, private meetings with keynote speakers and special events.

Benefits Include:

Advisory Board

Shauna Biersay-DunbarWestern Union
Customer Experience & Strategy, Global Money Transfer
Victoria ChengCiti Ventures
SVP, Venture Investing
Lisl Dutterer, CAEWnet
Executive Director
Theresa GongoraTSYS
2019 Wnet President, SVP, Finance
Carol GrunbergNorthwestern Mutual
VP & Executive Officer; President of the Board, Wnet
Uzma MakhdumiGoogle
Head of Payments Partnerships
Paula O’ReillyAccenture
Managing Director
Louise PentlandPayPal
EVP, Chief Business Affairs & Legal Officer
Kathryn PetraliaKabbage
President and Co-Founder

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