USA

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

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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 USA 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 2024 USA Symposium.

  • EACH NOMINEE CAN ONLY BE NOMINATED FOR ONE AWARD CATEGORY, DUPLICATE NOMINATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
  • A MAXIMUM OF ONE NOMINEE PER CATEGORY PER ORGANIZATION
  • SELF NOMINATIONS ARE NOT ALLOWED

 

 The Women in Payments USA 2024 award nominations are now closed. 

 

AWARD CATEGORIES

INNOVATION

The Women in Payments Award for Innovation will be presented to a woman, or a woman-led team or initiative, in the industry who best meets the 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 reengineering 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.

CHANGE AGENT

The Women in Payments Change Agent Award will be presented to a woman in the industry who best meets the the criteria.

 CRITERIA

  • Has led initiatives to drive change and transformation in her organization or industry, resulting in significant improvement to a new level. Has been an active agent of change, demonstrating leadership, vision, flexibility and perseverance in her organization and/or industry.
  • Is consistently pro-active in seizing opportunities and steers her coworkers with positivity, empathy and grit. Acts strategically, communicates effectively and always holds accountability. Exudes a strong desire for growth and has a vision for the future. Is widely recognized for her expertise and skill in leading teams. 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.
  • Has shown steadfastness in navigating projects, leading teams and/or accomplishing goals, despite difficulty or roadblocks to achieving success. 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. 
  • Is widely recognized for her expertise and skill in leading teams and building consensus. Actively works to empower others and leads by example. Motivates members of her team, organization or industry. Has contributed to a positive and supportive learning environment by encouraging diversity of people and opinions.

RISING STAR

The Women in Payments Rising Star Award will be awarded to a woman under the age of 35 (as of January 1, 2024), who is currently employed in the USA and who best meets the criteria.

CRITERIA

  • Is always willing to go the extra mile to achieve excellence for herself, her organization, her clients, 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 delivers, collaborates, and leads in a variety of settings and circumstances. Performs with distinction and delivers strong results by building trust and confidence among her colleagues, peers, and/or clients.
  • Exhibits behaviors that reflect her organization’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. Has influenced and encouraged a positive and supportive learning environment with integrity and diversity. 

ADVOCATE FOR DIVERSITY

The Women in Payments Advocate for Diversity Award will be presented to a man or a woman in the industry who best meets the criteria.

CRITERIA

  • Actively contributes to the advancement and development of women and other diverse people either inside or outside her own organization and publicly celebrates the work and accomplishments of female and diverse leaders. Leads by example, promoting and broadcasting the need for continuous support and advocacy for female and diverse leadership. Is a strong role model for female and diverse empowerment, encouraging the hiring and promotion of strong talent with diversity in mind.
  • Helps support the development of female and diverse talent and encourages all to increase their levels of participation and engagement. Is an advocate for diversity and gender equality, including equal pay and equal opportunities for career growth and provides a positive forum for women and other diverse talent to network and find mentors within the industry.
  • Promotes education, career development, and mentorship opportunities, both formal and informal, for women and other diverse talent in the organization or industry. Leads business resource groups to support the personal and career growth for women and diverse talent in the organization or 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. Has contributed to a positive and supportive learning environment by encouraging diversity of people and opinions

DISTINGUISHED PAYMENTS PROFESSIONAL

The Women in Payments Distinguished Professional Award will be presented to a woman in the industry who best meets the 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 viewed as a trusted advisor by peers and colleagues and is often a source of industry expertise
  • 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. Has high integrity and sets high professional standards for ethics and quality of work. 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 contributed to a positive and supportive learning
    environment by encouraging diversity of people and opinions.

COMMUNITY IMPACT

The Women in Payments Community Impact Award will be awarded to a woman in the industry who best meets the criteria.

CRITERIA

  • Has shown courage in the face of adversity to drive change and support others in her organization or industry. Demonstrates leadership, vision, and resilience to bring about positive change in the community within her organization and/or industry.
  • 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.
  • Is widely recognized for her expertise and skill in leading teams. 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 to make a positive impact on members of her organization or the payments
    industry. Has contributed to a positive and supportive learning environment by encouraging diversity of people and opinions to support the greater community.