Meet the 2019 Academy

With the help of our Advisory Boards, we select a cohort of 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.

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

Academy Members

Fopefolu AgbediaMastercard
Vice President Business Development
Diana Barrero Zalles Virtual Force
Business Development Manager
Asya BradleySocure
VP Channel Partnerships
Ophelia CaiTerraform Labs
Corporate Strategy Leader
Amanda Harper-PeldzusTSYS
Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst
Vera Natasha HinojosaNetspend
Vice President of Enterprise Initiatives
Gail HodgesApple
Business Development
Tite Jean-PierreInfosys Ltd.
Business Development Executive
Lesley LiPlatypus
Founder and CEO
Katie MaccJuntos Global
Co-Founder and President
Mary MeadeLevvel
Payments Consultant
Smriti MotwaniNCR
Head of Payments Delivery
Rita NjeriCellulant
Head of Engagement – Global Payments
Abisola OyelowoAccess Bank Plc
Team Lead, HR Business Partner
Sujata RastogiHSBC Private Banking
Senior Business Consultant, Innovation
Natalia RuizACI Worldwide
Manager, Payments Risk Solutions
Millicent Calinog TraceyWells Fargo Bank, NA
SVP, Payments API Product Management
Eva WongBorrowell
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
Grace WuUber
Head of Risk Partnership
Sandra YaoThunes
SVP, Africa Business Development

SPEAKERS and mentors


  • 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

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