Women in Payments

The Women in Payments Symposium has gained momentum and this year on 21 November is set to attract over 300 participants to Sydney.

This week we spoke to two of the women driving the Symposium and who strive to bring together an eco-system of partners and providers across payments, fintech and innovation.
According to Women in Payments founder and CEO Kristy Duncan, the group provides a strong platform to educate a cohort of people who are just getting started with their careers.

It outlines some of the issues and challenges represented and provides opportunities to learn, grow and contribute to a thriving payments eco-system.

With a strong innovation focus and a formalised relationship with Visa, we are identifying solutions that provide answers to real-life problems or improve customer experience.

Insights for Women in Payments

Dee McGrath, a member of the advisory board and Managing Partner, Global Business Services IBM, has offered this advice for Women in the Payment Industry.

“I always say that it is a privilege to participate and be involved in a thriving payments system in this country. It is important to be innovative, competitive on a global stage, and to actively encourage women to join our industry.

Payments is a strong basis for developing world-class solutions and developing leading technology. Engaging actively in understanding AI, blockchain and human-centered design is important – no matter where you are in your career.”

The Symposium

The Symposium provides a full-day opportunity for women working across payments and fintech to gain valuable insights into this industry while supporting the success and celebrating the accomplishments of women leaders, rising stars, and innovators.

Additionally, the Symposium provides a platform for women to speak, which in turn helps build their industry profiles and in turn develops their careers. Women will learn, connect, and network with others across the payments market and they will leave with inspiration and a toolkit of resources to help them navigate through their careers and tough obstacles that women often have to face for advancement.

Learn from the impressive line-up of speakers which is focussed on the Future of Payments and features Australian Payments Network CEO Leila Fourie as its keynote speaker and Rabia Saddique recently added to the lineup. Rabia is a criminal and human rights lawyer, a retired British Army officer, a former terrorism and war crimes prosecutor and a published author.

Catherine Batch – PCN Associate based in Brisbane.