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Be inspired by women making waves in the LATAM payments industry and beyond. Join us at the 2021 Symposium!

Our keynotes, panels, and break-out work sessions will help strengthen your skills while keeping you on top of industry trends. Hear from women leaders on a variety of subjects including current payments issues and initiatives, fintech, and leadership. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with women at all levels and with diverse backgrounds in payment and fintech. This is a must-attend event for any woman who’s serious about accelerating her career in the payments industry.

The Women in Payments Symposium is a unique event that provides perspectives from key women leaders in payments, supports diversity and gender parity, and includes topics impacting all aspects of the payments ecosystem. The format is split between networking breaks, keynote addresses, executive panel discussions and career development breakout sessions. This forum is an unparalleled opportunity that is empowering, current and immediately relevant to any woman pursuing a career in payments.

9:00 - 9:15 AM

Opening Remarks

Kristy Duncan
Founder & CEO
Women in Payments

Julia Streets
Founder & CEO
Streets Consulting


9:15 - 9:45 am 

Opening Keynote


9:45 - 10:30 am 

Breakout Sessions


9:45 - 10:30 am

Leadership & Career Development

How to Build an International Career in LATAM and beyond

Nayelli Cruz
Head of HR
North America
Ingenico, a Worldline Brand

Aline B. Larangeira
Managing Director
ZRGClaudia Reyes
General Manager Peru
Regional Country Director Colombia
Ecuador & Bolivia
Western Union

Val Strappa
Managing Director
JP Morgan

9:45 - 10:30 am

 Leadership & Career Development 

Assertive Communication in Virtual Times

Through training we help business executives to improve their communication skills. This ranges from the ability to correctly generate emotions that affect our work teams, to the way we present a business idea. We work on the voice, body language and charisma.

Jennifer Saenz
Founder & Chief Executive

9:45 - 10:30 am

Innovation and Driving Change 

Open Banking -Challenges and Opportunities in Banking and Fintech

This panel will start with an overview of open banking and of how it is being implemented in Latin America, including the regulatory frameworks, the importance of the central banks to lead the process, and the potential that the open banking ecosystem has to promote a more inclusive and competitive business environment across the region. We will encourage a healthy debate among speakers, focusing on the challenges and opportunities for incumbent institutions, payment processors, and tech companies.

Marilia de Cara
Legal Director - Payments LATAM

Thais Farcez Lima de Mendonca
Head of Regulatory for Latin America

Aline Menezes  General Counsel for LatAm and Brazil
UBS Group

Bianca Calvo
Legal Manager
N26 Brazil

Juliana Strohl
Head of Legal and Compliance

9:45 - 10:30 am

Digital Payments

Digital Currencies- How they came to disrupt the Payments world

The topic would cover how regulated digital currencies (not Bitcoin) are disrupting traditional payment rails including traditional payments such as wires, RTGS, cards, ACH, and other low value. Some ideas to navigate the discussion may be: - Governments approach and position on digital currencies (e.g., who is doing what and when?) - Benefits for various user segments (retail and wholesale segments) - Challenges for adoption (timeline, regulatory and tech issues)

Dr. Estelle Brack
Founder, Chariwoman

Caroline Caballero
Head of B2B and Digital Currencies

Margan Delatinne
Managing Director- Payments
Nasreen Quibria
Vice President
Emerging Payments & Technology Policy
Independent Community Bankers of America (DC)


10:30 - 11:00 am

Networking & Sponsor Exhibits


11:00 - 11:45 am

Executive Panel

Paula Arregui
Mercado Pago

Marcela Carrasco
Division President Andean


11:45 - 12:30 pm 

Breakout Sessions


11:45 - 12:30 pm

Leadership & Career Development 

How to be an Effective Manager Virtually in a Hybrid Environment

How do you manage your team successfully virtually in a hybrid environment? How do you stay visible, internally within your organization and externally across your stakeholder groups (clients, industry peers)? How do you adapt mentorship coffee chats in a virtual environment to make those work? In what has been a most interesting year in view of working from home through country lockdowns, this session focuses on tips and tricks to manage effectively, continuing to stay relevant and in-sync with an evolving environment. 

Annali Duarte
Bank of America

Maria Ganin
Executive Director
JP Morgan



11:45 - 12:30 pm

Leadership & Career Development 

The 30% Club - Forming Alliances and Leadership with a Purpose

Despite being one of the segments hardest hit by the health crisis, the pandemic could be a catalyst for exponential progress for women. Mastercard has been an advocate for women in business and has proven this by offering a variety of programs to support their advancement. This panel seeks to inspire and foster further progress, offering examples including the company's lead in local chapters of the 30% Club, an initiative that calls for greater representation of women across boards of directors, in Mexico and Colombia.

Claudia Corona
Impronta Verde

Lara Cruz
Country Manager, Mexico


11:45 - 12:30 pm

Innovation and Driving Change 

Rise of Digital Banks in LATAM

The digital banking sector in South America has been growing steadily. Considering the boom and relevance that digital banks are gaining in LATAM.

Renata Vilanova
Managing Director Head of Wholesale Payments Brazil
JP Morgan

Juliana Guimaraes
Executive Director

Karina Bellinfanti Rodriques
C6 Bank

11:45 - 12:30 pm

Digital Payments 

The Future of International Payments

How will payments affect your business in not only 2021, but beyond? A discussion on the current and future landscape of international payments. Looking down the horizon, what are the forces poised to shape the industry and what does that mean for payments? How do we get ahead of it and stay agile to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of international payments?  

Angie Valencia
Head of Global Clearing and Innovation for Latin America
Head of Global Clearing Market Management
JP Morgan

12:30 - 1:00 pm

Networking & Sponsor Exhibits


1:00 - 1:45 pm 

Payments Around the World

Liba Saiovici
Managing Director
Latin America Product Management
Bank of America

1:45 - 2:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Kristy Duncan
Founder & CEO
Women in Payments

04 Aug 2021
9:00am - 2:00pm EDT

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