Money20/20 Launches 'Rise Up' Program Presented by Visa

New program will provide select group of women with unparalleled access and support to inspire the next generation of business leaders.

NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2018 - In an effort to foster gender inclusivity within the Financial Services and Fintech industries, Money20/20 will launch Rise Up, presented exclusively by Visa, during the upcoming Money20/20 USA event in Las Vegas. Rise Up is a new, annual program designed to empower female leaders through actionable skills, tools and mentorship to help them take their careers to the next level.  As the exclusive sponsor, Visa looks forward to continuing its commitment to diversity and inclusion efforts.

A group of 35 women representative of our diverse financial ecosystem have been individually selected to take part in the program, complete with a series of bespoke content sessions and exclusive networking opportunities. These participants will gain access to one-to-one mentoring with some of the most respected industry leaders and private sessions with keynote speakers. The Rise Up program will run throughout the event's four days alongside regular event programming.

"As the home of the Money Revolution, Money20/20 will unite every sector of our ecosystem to create a simpler, fairer and faster financial system for both individuals and businesses – a task only achieved with the power of inclusivity on our side," said Money20/20 President, Tracey Davies. "Our partners at Visa are just as committed to bringing global change to the industry and together we're eager to empower these women with the tools to grow, and know we will inspire others to create actionable plans for inclusion and diversity within our industry."

"At Visa, our mission is to create an environment in which individual differences, experiences and capabilities are valued and contribute to our business success," said Jolen Anderson, chief diversity officer at Visa. "Challenging definitions of inclusion in the workplace and platforms like Money20/20, will help us influence behaviors and mindsets and create actionable steps to not only foster long-lasting mentorships and career growth for women, but also create allies across the industry."

To kick off the Rise Up program, Money20/20 and Visa worked together to conduct an industry-wide survey designed to better understand gender dynamics and perceptions across companies within the financial ecosystem. The survey results will be presented in Las Vegas and will set a benchmark to measure success in the future. Research from this survey will deliver invaluable insights to further guide the Rise Up program to support women into the next phase of their career. To learn more about Rise Up, please visit us.money2020.com/rise-up.

About Money20/20

Founded in 2011, Money20/20 creates destination events where the most innovative people in payments, FinTech and the broader financial services industry connect. Famed for their high-impact networking, the USA edition, held in Las Vegas (October), and Europe edition, held in Amsterdam (June), are widely considered unmissable by the industry they serve. Money20/20 debuted its APAC edition in Singapore in March 2018 and is expanding to Hangzhou, Chinain November 2018.  Money20/20 is the space where the industry's smartest visionaries and innovators come together to create the future of money. Money20/20 is an Ascential event. www.money2020.com 

About Ascential

Ascential is the innovative information company that enables smart decision making for business. In an increasingly complex, digitally-driven world, we help our clients understand what's important and how to act on it – today, and in the future. Through our business-critical intelligence, world-class events and advice, we empower the world's most ambitious brands to find their focus and dramatically improve performance, particularly in the digital economy. From finance to fashion, ecommerce to economic forecasting, we anticipate trends and connect people with market-leading, sector-specific expertise – helping customers to overcome their commercial challenges and unlock value. When you can see the future, it's easier to get there first. Ascential - Unlock the future.

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About Visa

Visa Inc. is the world's leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company's relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and a driving force behind the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere.  As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce. For more information, visit usa.visa.com/aboutvisa, visacorporate.tumblr.com and @VisaNews.