Rise Up is a 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 training and learnings that will catapult their career to the next level. 

We are excited to expand our partnership with Wnet, forming a unique alumni network for past Rise Up participants, allowing them to continue to build on their skills and networks forged in Las Vegas.

Last October, Our PR Partners at FleishmanHillard joined us to explore gender parity within the financial services industry. View their findings in 'The Future is Female' as they report on the current state of the industry and how women are radically impacting its future.


  • 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

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.

Why Inclusivity Makes Business Sense

Successful businesses see inclusiveness as a competitive advantage that’s resulted in greater returns and lasting impacts:

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

How does it work?

In 2018, a cohort of 30 women were hand-chosen to take part in an exclusive Money20/20 curated agenda, complete with a series of bespoke content sessions and unique networking opportunities. Alongside regular programming, they took part in one-to-one mentoring with the most respected industry leaders, private meetings with keynote speakers and special events.

2018 Participants Received:

One-to-One Mentoring

Private Meet & Greets with Keynote Speakers

Executive Netwokring Events

Hotel Accommodations at The Venetian

A Money20/20
USA Pass

Curated Agenda Content & Bespoke Sessions

Advisory Board

Victoria ChengCiti Ventures
SVP, Venture Investing
Lisl Dutterer, CAEWnet
Executive Director
Theresa GongoraTSYS
2019 Wnet President, SVP, Finance
Carol GrunbergAnt Financial
Head of Growth, Global and Strategic Partnerships
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
Kirsten TruskoIRC
Chief Innovation Officer

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