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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 ET

Opening Remarks

Kristy Duncan
Founder & CEO
Women in Payments

Julia Streets
Founder & CEO
Streets Consulting

9:15 - 9:45 am ET

Opening Keynote

Angela Hurtado
Managing Director and Senior Country Officer, Colombia
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

9:45 - 10:30 am ET 

Breakout Sessions


9:45 - 10:30 am ET

Leadership & Career Development

How to Build an International Career in LATAM and beyond

Latin America is a region with many different markets, encompassing different business opportunities, landscapes, and cultures. As the world becomes more and more connected, opportunity for international mobility becomes increasingly important. This session will explore the experiences of those who have built international careers, and offer tips on how to position yourself to succeed in internationally-focused roles. You will walk away with a better understanding of how to be a better global citizen, the beneļ¬ts of speaking multiple languages and how to build an internationally-focused mentor network – all while taking care of your emotional and physical health.   

Session will be live in English. Translations available in other languages

ModeratorAline B. Larangeira
Managing Director
Nayelli Cruz
Head of HR
North America
Ingenico, a Worldline BrandClaudia Reyes
General Manager Peru
Regional Country Director Colombia
Ecuador & Bolivia
Western Union

Val Strappa
Managing Director
JP Morgan

9:45 - 10:30 am ET

 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.

Session will be live in Spanish. Translations available in other languages

Jennifer Saenz
Founder & Chief Executive

9:45 - 10:30 am ET

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.

Session will be live in Portuguese. Translations available in other languages

ModeratorMarilia 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 ET

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)

Session will be live in English. Translations available in other languages

Nasreen Quibria
Vice President
Emerging Payments & Technology Policy
Independent Community Bankers of America (DC)

Dr. Estelle Brack
Founder, Chariwoman

Caroline Caballero
Head of B2B and Digital Currencies

Marjan Delatinne
Managing Director- Payments


10:30 - 11:00 am ET

Networking & Sponsor Exhibits


10:30 - 10:45 am ET

Sponsored Session

What's your payments ecosystem strategy? 

Nowadays, customers naturally expect the same level of service in-store as they get online. But until now, implementing those payment and commerce services at instore checkout had been long and costly. Having a solution that removes the complexity of connecting to the payments ecosystem and lets you configure solutions quickly is everyone’s dream. PPaaS supports your payments ecosystem strategy by enabling you to re-think what value it can offer.

Giulio Montemagno

11:00 - 11:45 am ET

Executive Panel

Session will be live in English. Translations available in other languages

ModeratorThayde Olarte
Head of Retail Banking
Scotiabank Mexico

Paula Arregui
Mercado Pago

Marcela Carrasco
Division President Andean

Vanessa Fernandes da Silva
CTO Emerging Technology and Head of Corporate Architecture

Rocio Velarde
Gerente General, Citibank, N.A. Ecuador Branch

11:45 - 12:30 pm ET

Breakout Sessions


11:45 - 12:30 pm ET

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. 

Session will be live in English. Translations available in other languages

ModeratorKaren Arroyo Moguel
ACI Fraud Management Sales Executive, Latin America
ACI Worldwide

Daniella Cury
Executive Director

Annali Duarte
Head of Global Transaction Services Brazil
Bank of America

Maria Ganin
Executive Director
JP Morgan

Teresita Meza
Regional Head of Product Global Liquidity and Cash Management

11:45 - 12:30 pm ET

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.

Session will be live in English. Translations available in other languages

ModeratorKiki del Valle
EVP Market Development, LAC
MastercardGabriela Luke
Director of the INCAE
Collaborative Center

Claudia Corona
Impronta Verde

Maria Eugenia Rey
Grupo Evolution

Natalya Spicker

11:45 - 12:30 pm ET

Innovation and Driving Change 

Rise of Digital Banks in LATAM

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

Session will be live in Portuguese. Translations available in other languages

Renata Vilanova
Managing Director Head of Wholesale Payments Brazil
JP Morgan

Helena Caldeira
CFO and Investor Relations Officer
Banco Inter/ Inter Bank

Juliana Guimaraes
VP of Investor Relations at Banco BS2 and CEO of BS2 DTVM

Karina Bellinfanti Rodriques
Partner & Head of Finance
C6 Bank

11:45 - 12:30 pm ET

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?  

Session will be live in English. Translations available in other languages


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

Claudia Bolt
SVP- North America Client Services

Mariana de Souza
Head of Risk and Compliance
PayPal Brazil

Maritza Perez
Executive Vice President Retail Bank and Marketing

Susan Pastega
Global Risk & Compliance Director


12:30 - 12:45 pm ET

Sponsored Session: Finastra

Digital Transformation of Payments in LATAM

Lorena Moya from Banco Pichincha Ecuador and Karina Contreras from Finastra discuss the challenges and future of payments in LATAM

Karina Contreras
Gerente de Ventas de Canales de Finastra

Katie Llanos-Small
iupanaLorena Moya
Banco Pichincha

12:30 - 1:00 pm ET

Networking & Sponsor Exhibits


1:00 - 1:45 pm ET

Payments Around the World

Session will be live in English. Translations available in other languages

ModeratorEdlayne Burr
Financial Services - Payments Managing Director

Eva Hughes
Senior Vice President, Issuer Payments, Latin America

Gabriela Vieira
Senior Vice President

Liba Saiovici
Managing Director
Latin America Product Management
Bank of America

Jeane Simon
TSS LAR Marketing Director

1:45 - 2:00 pm ET


Closing Remarks

Kristy Duncan
Founder & CEO
Women in Payments

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

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