She Knows Payments
A Collaboration between APAC’s most influential female payments leaders hosted by the Emerging Payments Association Asia.
This is a project for diversity but not about diversity. During ten events we will bring together a group of female thought leaders to discuss and debate one payment topic at the time, to bring clarity to what needs to be done to strengthen the advocacy agenda across the APAC region. The discussion and the findings will be captured and used for a book that will be promoted through the EPA community.
What is Meet-Her?
Who will get value from Meet-Her?
This project is for senior Female Payments Leaders who wants to influence how the payments industry in APAC will look in the future.
This is a book for passionate payments professionals who want to understand what matter in APAC.
Three Key Benefits
Why have we launched this project?
EPA Asia’s objective with this project is that in the future we will see equal numbers of women and men around the decision table, at executive events, boards meetings and panel discussions in the payments industry. They will be there because their voice matters to create a better outcome.
Make Female Thought Leaders more visible and amplify their voice across the region.
EPA Asia has had a lower than expected participation of female payments leaders, especially at Round Table events and as panellists and presenters, averaging about 27% during 2019. This low figure of female involvement is not unique for EPA Asia – when looking across the industry we see that the majority of speakers, authors and influencers are male.
We are used to hearing about the gender pay gap, but what if there’s a gender thought-leadership gap? If such a gap exists, which evidence is pointing towards, our concerns are that the payments industry is missing out of the positive impact on innovation that diversity and gender balance will have.
Create an arena to discuss regional policy and advocacy as an input to the broader EPA Asia program.
During this project hundred thought leaders (they just happen to all be female) will come together and discuss the current state of the APAC payments industry and come up with ideas how to further the regional advocacy and policy agenda.
Increase the female engagement in EPA Asia's community
After this project has come to an end our vision is that EPA Asia going forward will have a gender balanced participation and representation in panel discussions, round tables, executive events.
Fun, Valuable, Legacy, Future Looking
In the time of uncertainty and social distancing that COVID-19 has brought about, this project has become a source of positive engagement. It is meant to be fun. Thought leaders are being connected – we are co-creating for the future and all participants are creating a legacy. This book will be a compass for EPA Asia advocacy and policy for years to come and a reminder of the importance to collaborate also when in crisis.
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