Rise Up is Money20/20’s global program designed with the help of our Advisory Boards, we select a cohort of women to take part in an exclusive curated agenda, complete with a series of bespoke content sessions and unique networking opportunities. Alongside regular programming, this group will have the unique opportunity to participate in one-to-one mentoring with widely-respected industry leaders, private meetings with keynote speakers and special events.
In the second year of Rise Up, we’re taking it a step further and calling upon the industry to take action and show their support by taking the Breaking the 19 Challenge. By taking part in this challenge, you are encouraging others in the Financial Services and Fintech industries to join you in supporting the inclusion and empowerment of women in the workforce. Who’s in?
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In its inaugural year, Rise Up has inspired women from 51 countries, across six continents, to apply to be a part of the program. As a result, Academy members from 30 countries have since become mentors themselves, pitched their unique ideas to their employers and climbed the corporate ladder – all on their own terms. This life-changing impact has sparked an overwhelming response for Rise Up in 2019, with young professionals and industry leaders alike seeking out ways to get involved.

Our goal is to

  • Embrace inclusivity as a strategic imperative to drive our industry forward
  • Empower women with actionable skills and learnings that can catapult their career to the next level
  • Serve as a platform to inspire others to create actionable plans for inclusion and empowerment in our industry
  • Amplify the business benefits of inclusivity across the Financial Services and Fintech industry
  • Actively support and inspire women early in their career to take advantage of the bold content, industry luminaries and career changing opportunities at Money20/20
Why Inclusivity Makes Business Sense

Around the world and across the ecosystem, successful businesses see inclusiveness as a competitive advantage proven to result in greater returns.

Firms in the top quartile for gender diversity on executive teams are 21% more likely to outperform on profitability.

McKinsey & Company

Inclusive teams make better business decisions 87% of the time.


Decision making effectiveness is 95% correlated with financial performance.


Diversity helps businesses to become more innovative and more successful.

Fast Company
Why Inclusivity Makes Business Sense

Around the world and across the ecosystem, successful businesses see inclusiveness as a competitive advantage proven to result in greater returns.

Companies with a woman as CEO experienced 19% higher profitability.

Business & Sustainable Development Commission
Gender Dynamics & Perceptions Survey

In an effort to gain a greater understanding of gender dynamics and perceptions within the Financial Services ecosystem, Money20/20 & Visa conducted a survey polling mid-to-senior level executives from companies across our industry.

The survey is the first part of an annual initiative at Money20/20, set to track over time whether the industry's talk of change is truly resulting in a more inclusive environment.

Get Involved With Rise Up Around the Globe

The high-impact networking at our US and Europe editions is unmissable. Because everyone is here, every time – seizing the opportunity to meet the person or land the deal that will change the trajectory of their business.

Our focal point is payments, and from this we take a unique, and widening, perspective. We bring together visionaries and innovators from across the spectrum who are inventing new ways to spend, manage, save, borrow, share and protect money.  
Every edition of Money20/20 is a potent blend of people, tech, money and ideas that crackles with new potential. We provide the spark, you fuel the progress.

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