WE CHAMPION WOMEN IN THE PAYMENTS INDUSTRY

We honour and celebrate women making waves in the global payments ecosystem. Our awards program recognizes the achievements of women who have distinguished themselves as leaders, innovators, rising stars, and consummate professionals.

Our EMEA Awards Committee is comprised of seasoned women talent from across the payments industry. Our distinguished committee will review all nominations and choose recipients to be awarded at our 2022 EMEA Symposium.

Each nominee can only be nominated for one award category, duplicate nominations will not be accepted. 

The Women in Payments 2022 EMEA Symposium Award Nominations are now closed. 

AWARD CATEGORIES

INNOVATION

The Women in Payments Award for Innovation will be awarded to a woman in the industry who best meets the following criteria:

CRITERIA

  • Has promoted payments innovation through creativity, vision, and perseverance in her organization or the payments industry.
  • Creative use of new knowledge and/or technology to develop ideas aimed at addressing ongoing challenges, enhancing customer experience, and creating innovative systems, technology, products, programs, and/or policies to solution such challenges.
  • Has created a solution that reduces time, resources, risks, and/or costs associated with delivering a service, system or product. 
  • Is widely recognized for her expertise and actively works to empower others.  
  • Has high integrity and sets high professional standards for ethics and quality of work.

 

INSPIRATION

The Women in Payments Award for Inspiration will be awarded to a woman who inspires others in the industry, often through thought leadership or mentorship. The winner will be the nominee who best meets the following criteria:

CRITERIA

  • Is able to create a strong vision and inspire a team towards achieving a goal, either in her organization or industry.
  • Exudes a strong desire for growth and has a vision for the future. Actively encourages debate about the evolution of payments in order to shape a strong payments ecosystem.
  • Freely shares knowledge and insights of the payments system with colleagues, industry professionals and/or outside the industry. 
  • Is widely recognized for her ability to build strong relationships and mentor others. Actively works to empower others to be positive team players and further change agents. 
  • Has extremely strong communication skills, and creates an environment where everyone feels valued and heard.

 

RISING STAR

The Women in Payments Rising Star Award will be awarded to a woman under the age of 40 (as at January 1, 2022), who is currently employed in EMEA and who best meets the following criteria:

CRITERIA

  • Is always willing to go that extra mile to achieve excellence for herself, her organization and/or the industry.
  • Consistently outperforms her peers in a variety of settings and circumstances.
  • Exhibits behaviors that reflect her company’s culture and values in an exemplary manner.
  • Is widely recognized for her expertise and actively works to empower others.
  • Has high integrity and sets high professional standards for ethics and quality of work.

 

ADVOCATE FOR WOMEN

The Women in Payments Award for female Advocacy will be awarded to either a man or a woman in the payments and fintech industry who best meets the following criteria:

CRITERIA

  • Actively contributes to the advancement and development of women either inside or outside his/her own organization and publicly celebrates the work and accomplishments of female leaders.
  • Helps support the development of women and encourages women to increase their levels of participation and engagement. 
  • Promotes education, career development, and mentorship opportunities, both formal and informal, for women in his/her organization.
  • Is widely recognized for his/her expertise and actively works to empower others.
  • Has high integrity and sets high professional standards for ethics and quality of work.

 

SOCIAL IMPACT AND SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

The Women in Payments Social Impact Award will be awarded to a woman in the industry who best meets the following criteria:

CRITERIA

  • Is a strong leader and advocate for sustainability, social justice, and mental health in her field within the payments industry.
  • Consistently seizes opportunities to steer co-workers and/or the wider industry to a place of positivity, empathy and mutual support.
  • Has shown steadfastness in navigating projects, leading teams and/or accomplishing goals despite difficulty or changing circumstances.
  • Has a clear and strong idea of what she sees for a sustainable future for her organization, her team, and/or the payments industry.
  • Has taken leadership action with initiatives that supported her community, both professional and personal, in a sustainable way. Strong commitment to sustainable practices and positive mental health of her team, her organization, and those around her.

 

DISTINGUISHED PAYMENTS PROFESSIONAL

The Women in Payments Distinguished Professional Award will be awarded to a woman in the industry who best meets the following criteria:

CRITERIA

  • Has influenced industry trends, acts as a role model and successfully reached and exceeded goals—taking her team, organization and/or industry to the next level.
  • Acts as a payments ambassador to promote a positive image of her organization, industry initiative, and the payments industry as a whole.
  • Is known for her personal and professional authenticity and building her career on strong set of values.
  • Is widely recognized for her expertise and actively works to empower others.
  • Has high integrity and sets high professional standards for ethics and quality of work.

 

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