Presenting the roundtable “Empowering women in payments”
EBAday 2022 welcomed a host of board directors, chief executive officers and payments and technology heads from Europe´s leading banks, as well as fintechs and presents a packed seminar program, a bustling exhibition floor and a great fintech pavilion. For banks, collaboration with the fintech community, both start-ups and more established players, is seen as an essential element in the creation of new banking products and services, and influences their transformation agenda.
At EBAday as we discussed digital transformation, open finance, CBDC and stablecoins, real-time payments, request to pay, liquidity management, correspondent banking, fraud prevention and cybersecurity, payments as a service, KYC, digital identity and much more.
Female Empowerment continues to be a trend, and the payment industry in particular can no longer avoid the topic. The 17th EBAday wants to increase the share of women in payments.
Addressing the need to improve female representation across the payments sector, panelists for EBAday 2022’s lunchtime panel session on day one focused squarely on the empowerment of women in payments.
Panelists answered questions that include:
- Which ways does the industry have to change in order to welcome more women?
- Is there a ‘female’ way of working, and how can it contribute to a career in a male-dominated business?
- How can banks, consultancies and payment service providers support diversity and inclusion in payments?
Speakers leading the roundtable included:
Sara Castelhano, Managing Director, EMEA Payments & Commerce Solutions, J.P. Morgan
Laura McDermott, Head of European Payment Schemes, NatWest
Marijke Konickx, Chief Product Officer, Bankify
Sylvia Menssdorf-Pouilly, Senior Vice President, Banking and Payments, Europe, FIS
The discussion will be moderated by Kate Pohl, Managing Director, Senior Advisory and Head of Banking and Corporate Sales Traxpay.
Key points for discussion during the panel included the ways in which supporting women in the workplace makes good business sense, how to foster a stronger and more diverse industry, and how the payments industry should offer more networking and mentoring opportunities for women.