About
Women in Payments
Who we are
Women in Payments® is a growing global network of women working across the payments ecosystem striving for gender parity. We connect and empower like-minded women in the industry and are proud to facilitate this industry initiative in Canada, the US, Australia, and the UK, with plans to launch in many more markets globally.
Our Founder

Kristy Duncan founded Women in Payments® in 2012 and has grown the initiative to include Canada, the US, and Australia. After a 13-year career at a leading Canadian bank, Kristy consulted for a number of years in payments, where her work included research, strategy, product positioning, stakeholder facilitation, and other initiatives that educate and connect people in the payments ecosystem. Kristy's banking experience includes leadership positions in cash management, treasury, corporate banking, finance and operations. She is a registered Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and Engineering from the University of Toronto.

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Our Mandate
Our mandate is to lead the charge on supporting gender parity within the global payments ecosystem by connecting women payments professionals, leading industry discussions and debates, and promoting diversity within the payments industry. Our symposiums and networking provide learning, career development and a growing community of empowered women working across the payments field - both locally and globally. We celebrate the accomplishments and expertise of women payments professionals and give women the platform to have their voices heard in the push towards diversity and gender parity in payments. If you want to:

  • empower women across the payments ecosystem
  • connect with like-minded professionals
  • support diversity and gender parity in payments
  • give back via speaking and mentorship
  • find a sponsor or mentor
  • keep relevant in local and global discussions
  • celebrate women's accomplishments
  • and more!

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