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Money20/20 USA Spotlights Diverse Voices in Fintech this October Partnering with Synchrony


October, 2022 – London, New YorkMoney20/20, the world’s leading Fintech show is back again showcasing the fintech industry’s diverse voices and talent in Las Vegas October 23 – 26, at The Venetian. This year, Money20/20 is pleased to partner with Synchrony, a leading consumer financial services company, as the lead sponsor for the Do.Better.Together. initiative. Building off of the Money20/20 Europe show in Amsterdam in June that had more than 41% of all speakers being female subject matter experts, at Money20/20 USA, 45%+ of all speakers will be female subject matter experts.

Money20/20 believes that to make progress towards positive movement in the space, it is imperative to highlight talent from diverse backgrounds by offering tailored opportunities through its platforms and programs, collaborating with the fintech community to empower real change and erode systemic bias. In 2018, to address inequality, Money20/20 launched ‘RiseUp’ and later added ‘AMPLIFY’ in 2021 under the larger umbrella, ‘Do.Better.Together’ aimed at moving the dial on inequalities within financial services.

RiseUp is a global program designed to help women unlock the next steps in their careers, no matter what stage they are at. RiseUp provides women leaders with the network, tools and techniques needed to help them strategically advance and level up in the industry.

Since its inception in 2018, more than 250+ women from around the world have participated in RiseUp programs, with more than 60% of participants being women of color. The impact of the program is far-reaching, providing aspiring women leaders with the information and, critically, the network to create a roadmap for their desired career path. 

According to feedback sourced from Money20/20’s survey, to date, the program has had a significant impact: 

  • Over half of the participants have received a promotion/moved into a more senior role since RiseUp.
  • 80% felt more prepared for promotion after RiseUp.
  • 82% felt the RiseUp network helped progress their career/opened new opportunities.
  • 96% would recommend the program to their peers.

AMPLIFY is a program created to provide people of color exposure and opportunity within the industry, using the Money20/20 global platform to connect participants to the fintech community. Amplify also gives participants exclusive access to forward-thinking leaders and idea-sharing conversations with top C-level executives and special guests.

“Do.Better.Together is a strong passion area for us. We created Do.Better.Together to deliver tangible steps to real-world action – not simply facilitate another conversation on imbalance,” said RiseUp’s Founder & President of Money20/20, Tracey Davies. “RiseUp started on a piece of paper in early 2018 to further a gender-equal world, free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. We are dedicated to our goal of Money20/20 being a platform for positive, tangible and meaningful contribution to diversity in financial services. We are delighted to have Synchrony as our headline partner for Do.Better.Together, as they know, like we do, the value that diversity brings to our ecosystem.”

“Synchrony has long championed equity, diversity and inclusion. We believe that inclusivity drives innovation, fuels growth, and represents the future we envision in fintech,” said Michael Matthews, Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Corporate Responsibility Officer at Synchrony. “We are honored to have Synchrony leaders on the RiseUp and AMPLIFY boards and to partner with Money20/20 to provide a platform to develop, advance and elevate diverse voices.”

Bringing together the most innovative people in payments, fintech, and the broader money ecosystem, Money20/20 is the industry’s leading show. This year’s event at The Venetian in Las Vegas promises to be bigger and better, with leading names already confirmed like J.P. Morgan, Citi, Mastercard, Plaid, Stripe and Google. 

Find out more about Do.Better.Together here

About Money20/20

Founded in 2011, Money20/20 creates destination shows where the most innovative people in payments, fintech and the broader financial services industry connect. Famed for their high-impact networking, the USA edition, held in Las Vegas (23-26 October 2022), and the Europe edition, held in Amsterdam (6-8 June 2023), are regarded as unmissable by financial services professionals. Money20/20 is the space where the industry’s smartest visionaries and innovators come together to create the future of money. Money20/20 is an Ascential show.

About Ascential

Ascential delivers specialist information, analytics and ecommerce optimisation platforms to the world’s leading consumer brands and their ecosystems.

Our world-class businesses improve performance and solve problems for our customers by delivering immediately actionable information combined with visionary longer-term thinking across Digital Commerce, Product Design and Marketing. We also serve customers across Retail & Financial Services.

With more than 2,500 employees across five continents, we combine local expertise with a global footprint for clients in over 120 countries.

Ascential is listed on the London Stock Exchange. 

About Synchrony

Synchrony (NYSE: SYF) is a premier consumer financial services company delivering one of the industry’s most complete digitally-enabled product suites. Our experience, expertise and scale encompass a broad spectrum of industries including digital, health and wellness, retail, telecommunications, home, auto, outdoor, pet and more. We have an established and diverse group of national and regional retailers, local merchants, manufacturers, buying groups, industry associations and healthcare service providers, which we refer to as our “partners.”  We connect our partners and consumers through our dynamic financial ecosystem and provide them with a diverse set of financing solutions and innovative digital capabilities to address their specific needs and deliver seamless, omnichannel experiences. We offer the right financing products to the right customers in their channels of choice.

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