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 2023 EMEA Symposium.

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

The Women in Payments 2023 EMEA Symposium Award Nominations will close January 13, 2023. 

AWARD CATEGORIES

INNOVATION

The Women in Payments Award for Innovation will be presented 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.  Has been instrumental in promoting innovations or creative process re-engineering which are original, have significant impact, can be easily and effectively adopted, have results that are measurable, can be applied elsewhere, and support and inspire others in the organization or industry to innovate.
  • 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. Has successfully implemented the solution, resulting in a positive impact to the product or customer experience beyond the nominee's own team or department. 
  • Is widely recognized for her expertise and actively works to empower others.  Leads by example and motivates members of her team, organization or industry.  Acts as a mentor, advisor, and teacher, to make a positive impact on members of her organization or the payments industry.  
  • Has high integrity and sets high professional standards for ethics and quality of work.  Has contributed to a positive and supportive learning environment by encouraging diversity of people and opinions.

 

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INSPIRATION

The Women in Payments Award for Inspiration will be presented 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. Has demonstrated payments thought leadership by actively contributing to the payments debate.
  • 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. Inspires others to reach great heights of performance and success and is consistently proactive in seizing opportunities. Creates an environment where everyone feels valued and heard.
  • Freely shares knowledge and insights of the payments system with colleagues, industry professionals and/or outside the industry. Is a beacon of positivity in the face of challenges and failures and is able to uplift others through her positive outlook. Inspires others to accomplish goals, despite difficulty or roadblocks to achieving success.  Inspires greatness and growth from others.
  • 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. Leads by example and motivates members of her team, organization or industry. Acts as a mentor, advisor and teacher, making a positive impact on members of her organization or the payments industry.
  • Displays extremely strong communication skills and creates an environment where everyone feels valued and heard. Establishes connections with people to build strong relationships founded on integrity, impeccable ethics and high quality of work.

 

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RISING STAR

The Women in Payments Rising Star Award will be presented to a woman under the age of 40 (as at January 1, 2023), 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. She supports and inspires others through promoting innovation and advancement. She is results-oriented, always seeking new ideas with the ability to translate them into action for her organization and customers.
  • Consistently outperforms her peers in a variety of settings and circumstances. Performs with distinction and delivers strong results by building trust and confidence among her colleagues.
  • Exhibits behaviors that reflect her company’s culture and values in an exemplary manner. Shows a strong capacity to grow and succeed throughout her career.
  • Is widely recognized for her expertise and actively works to empower others.  Leads by example and motivates members of her team, organization or industry. Actively supports others to make a positive impact on members of her organization or the payments industry.
  • Has high integrity and sets high professional standards for ethics and quality of work.  Has contributed to a positive and supportive learning environment by encouraging diversity of people and opinions.

 

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ADVOCATE FOR INCLUSIVITY

The Women in Payments Advocate for Inclusivity award will be presented 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. Leads by example—promoting and broadcasting the need for continuous support and advocacy for female leadership. Is a strong role model for female empowerment, encouraging the hiring/promotion of strong female talent with diversity in mind.
  • Helps support the development of women and encourages women to increase their levels of participation and engagement. Is an advocate for gender equality, including equal pay and equal opportunities for career growth and provides a positive forum for women to network and find mentors within their industry.
  • 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. Leads by example and motivates members of his/her team, organization or industry. Acts as a mentor, advisor and teacher, to make a positive impact on members of his/her organization or the payments industry.
  • Has high integrity and sets high professional standards for ethics and quality of work.  Has contributed to a positive and supportive learning environment by encouraging diversity of people and opinions.

 

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SOCIAL IMPACT AND SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

The Women in Payments Social Impact and Sustainability Award will be presented 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. Is the go-to resource for her knowledge and specific expertise within her organization or in the industry as a whole. Is committed to practicing and promoting sustainability principles within her realm of influence and beyond. 
  • Consistently seizes opportunities to steer co-workers and/or the wider industry to a place of positivity, empathy and mutual support. Leads with spirit to drive toward a positive outcome for all. Is able to pivot as circumstances change to maintain a positive direction. 
  • Has shown steadfastness in navigating projects, leading teams and/or accomplishing goals, despite difficulty or changing circumstances Actively works to build resilience of the team, organization or industry to support each other in times of uncertainty and great change. 
  • Has a clear and strong idea of what she sees for a sustainable future for her organization, her team and/or the payments industry. Believes in supporting the mental health of her colleagues and stakeholders and actively shares knowledge to promote sustainability and social justice. 
  • 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. Shares insights to sustainable practices for her organization, furthering the industry as a whole.  

 

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DISTINGUISHED PAYMENTS PROFESSIONAL

The Women in Payments Distinguished Professional Award will be presented 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.  Actively contributes to the collective success of the payments industry as a whole.
  • Is known for her personal and professional authenticity and building her career on a strong set of values. Has built strong and positive relationships with co-workers and industry stakeholders. Is seen as a role model within her organization and throughout the industry.
  • Is widely recognized for her expertise and actively works to empower others.  Leads by example and motivates members of her team, organization or industry.  Acts as a mentor, advisor, and teacher to make a positive impact on members of her organization or the payments industry.
  • Has high integrity and sets high professional standards for ethics and quality of work.  Has contributed to a positive and supportive learning environment by encouraging diversity of people and opinions.

 

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