Money20/20 calls for Asia to Rise Up

  • Thirty women will be selected to take part in content sessions and networking opportunities
  • Women in the financial services, fintech, and payments industries are encouraged to apply


Money20/20 calls for Asia to Rise Up


WHILE gender diversity is a global issue that has taken centre stage around the world, it’s even more pressing in Asia. To promote awareness of gender inclusivity within Asia Pacific’s financial services and fintech industries, Money20/20 will bring its Rise Up programme to its 2nd Money20/20 Asia edition this March.

Rise Up is brand new to the Money20/20 Asia agenda and is designed to empower the next generation of female leaders in the APAC region through actionable skills, tools, and learnings to catapult them into greater leadership positions.

Some of APAC’s biggest players continue to catch up with their overseas peers despite growing research on the benefits of inclusion.

McKinsey & Co found that advancing women’s equality in the countries of Asia Pacific could add US$4.5 trillion to their collective annual GDP in 2025, a 12% increase over the business-as-usual trajectory.

A programme like Rise Up at Money20/20 Asia will ignite industry discussion on how to accelerate progress to redefine the status-quo.

“Asia Pacific is a highly dynamic region, but we’ve seen a relatively slow trajectory of women in leadership roles. We believe that inclusivity will unlock APAC’s full potential and power its growth well beyond imagination,” said Money20/20 president Tracey Davies. "Rise Up aims to bring these women the tools to empower them to grow, and will inspire others to create actionable plans for inclusion within our industry."

Thirty women will be selected to take part in a series of bespoke content sessions and exclusive networking opportunities. These participants will have one-to-one mentoring with the most respected industry leaders and private sessions with keynote speakers.

The Rise Up programme will run throughout the event's three days alongside regular event programming.

Rise Up at Money20/20 Asia was created in collaboration with Women in Payments, the premier global network of women working across the payments ecosystem striving for gender parity.

To ensure the programme meets the needs of women across all sectors of the APAC ecosystem the organisers have enlisted the guidance of an advisory group of senior leaders, including Women in Payments’ Kristy Duncan, Ant Financial’s Carol Grunberg, Fintech Hive at DIFC’s Raja Al Marouei, Lazada’s Gladys Chun, Dana Wallet’s Vincent Henry, Standard Chartered’s Lisa Robins and CARD’s Dr Jaime Aristotle B Alip.

This group will help select the 2019 Money20/20 Asia participants, as well as offer mentorship and insights to the Rise Up participants.

“Many women across the payments industry continue to face gender barriers and biases that adversely impact their careers,” said Women in Payments founder and chief executive officer Kristy Duncan.

“With Rise Up, we’re committed to empowering women with skills and confidence to help them achieve their full career potential. Join us at Rise Up APAC, as together we connect, inspire, and champion women across the global payments ecosystem.”

All women in the financial services, fintech, and payments industries are encouraged to apply to take part, and to attend this year's event to gain insightful learnings, discover bold disruptions and make strong connections. Applications close on Feb 6, 2019. Money20/20 Asia will take place on March 19-21, 2019.

To learn more, or to apply for the Rise Up Asia program, please visit


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