NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Money20/20 and Wnet (Women's Network in Electronic Transactions) are expanding their partnership on Rise Up, Money20/20’s annual accelerator program designed to empower female leaders through actionable skills, tools and mentorship to help them take their careers to the next level. This partnership will form a unique alumni network for program participants, using a continued education track to foster and expand the relationships and skills gained at Money20/20 USA.
In an effort to create an impactful year-round program, Money20/20 and Wnet will be hosting a series of alumni events across the country to build upon the professional connections forged in Las Vegas. This partnership will also put past participants through a continued growth track, providing opportunities to not only build on their skills and networks, but to raise awareness on the power of diversity and inclusivity as well. Money20/20 will also invite select participants to serve as ambassadors or speakers for the 2019 program.
“Money20/20 USA is excited to continue our partnership with Wnet,” said Money20/20 USA Event Director, Monique Ruff-Bell. “We look forward to making available to academy members a continued resource beyond our show that will further expose them to contacts, mentors, executive training and learnings that will help fully unlock the benefits of inclusion and bring more women into senior roles.”
Wnet will be creating a Rise Up Alumni Chapter comprised of Rise Up participants. Those involved will join Wnet to access all membership benefits. Benefits include online content, the member directory, expert webinars, mentoring programs and participation in the speaker bureau. Rise Up members will work with Wnet to achieve its overarching mission: to create a stronger and more diverse industry by empowering and investing in women.
“By raising awareness on the gender imbalance in payments, through initiatives like Rise Up, Wnet has earned a reputation as the pre-eminent women in payments organization,” said Carol Grunberg, Wnet President, Inaugural Rise Up Senior Advisor, and Head of Growth, Global and Strategic Partnerships, Ant Financial. “We are pleased to partner with Money20/20 in the ongoing pursuit of embracing inclusivity as a strategic initiative to drive our industry forward.”
Rise Up launched at Money20/20 USA this past October, as a new program complete with a series of bespoke content sessions and exclusive networking opportunities, such as one-to-one mentoring with the most respected industry leaders and private sessions with keynote speakers. The 2018 program hosted an inaugural class of 35 women representative of our diverse financial ecosystem and included participants from all seniority levels.
The partnership between Money20/20 and Wnet will take effect immediately, allowing past participants to register for membership and take part in association benefits at any time. Alumni events will take place this spring in major U.S. cities.
Wnet (Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions) is the premier professional organization for women in payments and the men who advocate for us. Formed in 2005, Wnet is a volunteer-based organization that provides mentoring, leadership development and networking opportunities for women in payments. Our mission is to create a stronger and more diverse payments industry by empowering and investing in women. https://www.wnetonline.org/
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