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The Most Influential Women in Payments: Next, 2022

American Banker

American Banker is proud to honor the next generation of leaders in the payments industry with our second annual Most Influential Women in Payments, Next — recognizing women under 40 who have demonstrated a strong talent for leadership and an expertise in their respective fields.

This award builds on the Most Influential Women in Payments listing that has run since 2013, and the Most Powerful Women in Banking, Next, which honors rising stars in the banking industry.

The women featured here represent mainstays in the banking, payments and retail industries such as Mastercard and Walmart, as well as the many fintechs and payment processors innovating behind the scenes.

They also demonstrated talent for finding — and thriving in — new markets. In crypto, for example, “men don’t have years ahead of us in the space, so there’s a real opportunity for women to innovate at the same pace, or faster … to become true pioneers,” Gabriela Viera, senior vice president of compliance for dLocal, said in her application.