PaymentsSource Announces the 2018 Most Influential Women in Payments

Twenty-five executives chosen for exceptional achievement and innovation

NEW YORK, NY (March 12, 2018)PaymentsSource, SourceMedia’s resource for payments professionals worldwide, has announced the 25 Most Influential Women in Payments for 2018.

The 25 Most Influential Women in Payments program, now in its sixth year, recognizes leaders of businesses as diverse as the global payments industry itself: banking and financial services, transaction processing, retail, technology and merchant acquiring. Honorees are selected by the editors of PaymentsSource, the leading independent information resource dedicated to serving all global payments constituencies.

While the professional backgrounds and areas of expertise of the honored executives vary widely, the 25 Most Influential Women in Payments share a demonstrated ability to transform and elevate the businesses they lead.

“Whether they are revitalizing culture and strategy at legacy companies or starting up enterprises of their own, these executives are shaping the future of payments,” said Daniel Wolfe, Editor-in-Chief of PaymentsSource. “The work they are doing will change how business is done not only at their companies, but across the industry.”

PaymentsSource will recognize this year’s honorees on Monday, May 7, in a special ceremony at the annual Card Forum event at the InterContinental Miami.

PaymentsSource's 25 Most Influential Women in Payments for 2018 (in alphabetical order)

  • Karla Allen, Walmart
  • Madeline Aufseeser, Tender Armor
  • Di Challenor, Westpac
  • Mary Dent, Green Dot Bank
  • Andrea Dunlop, PaySafe Group
  • Stephanie Ferris, Worldpay
  • Debbie Gamble, Interac
  • Reetika Grewal, Silicon Valley Bank
  • Carleigh Jaques, Visa
  • Martina King, Featurespace
  • Deborah Liu, Facebook
  • Dana Lorberg, Mastercard
  • Suneera Madhani, Fattmerchant
  • Alice Milligan, Citi Global Cards
  • Amy Parsons, Discover
  • Louise Pentland, PayPal
  • Denise Pickett, American Express
  • Archana 'Archie' Puri, Braintree
  • Talbott Roche, Blackhawk
  • Debra Rossi, First Data
  • Kim Schwendeman, Elavon
  • Susanne Steidl, Wirecard
  • Nicole Tackett, US Bank
  • Donna Turner, Early Warning
  • Patty Watson, TSYS

About PaymentsSource
PaymentsSource is the leading independent information resource dedicated to serving all global payments constituencies — financial services, retail, technology, startup, investment and venture capital. The PaymentsSource product suite includes a paid-subscription content service at, annual events and conferences, and research and marketing solutions.

About SourceMedia
SourceMedia, an Observer Capital company, is an innovative, growing digital business information and performance media company serving senior-level professionals in the financial, technology and healthcare sectors. Brands include American Banker, PaymentsSource, The Bond Buyer, Financial Planning, Accounting Today, Mergers & Acquisitions, National Mortgage News, Employee Benefit News and Health Data Management.

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