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Women in Payments: Forging a Path to Parity

  • March 24, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Women in Payments: Forging a Path to Parity

In honor of Women's History Month, join industry leaders as we explore a key question:

How can women further their advancement in the historically male-dominated finance and technology industries and what can corporates collectively do to ensure a healthy, equal and diverse workforce?

In this session, Payments and Treasury executives Tammy Petro,  Ella Wood and Beatriz Saldivar will discuss how diversity and inclusion initiatives are reshaping the payments, banking and fintech industries; how women empowerment initiatives like business resource groups and Women in Payments are creating a seismic shift for women in their careers and for women-owned businesses as well; and finally share valuable skills and mentorships that empowered their career trajectories. You won't want to miss this dynamic session.


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Tammy J. Petro

Executive Director

Wholesale Payments Innovation

J.P. Morgan Chase 

Tammy Petro leads a global team responsible for Partnerships & FinTech Engagement for the Wholesale Payments business within J.P. Morgan's Corporate & Investment Bank. The WP Innovation team engages externally with clients and FinTech partners to accelerate the development of disruptive new products and services.

Tammy joined J.P. Morgan in 2018 from Standard Chartered Bank where she established the firm's eXellerator innovation labs throughout EMEA and APAC which were created to spearhead digital innovation & collaboration globally. While there she led cross industry initiatives with leading technology and financial services companies. Prior to Standard Chartered Tammy was with Westpac Group, where she led product development of the award winning LOLA and BT Panorama platforms. In the prior 15 years, Tammy co-founded, invested in, and has served as a board advisor for a number of technology start-ups.

Tammy is a skilled design thinking facilitator trained at Stanford University and earned a MFA & BA from the University of Iowa.

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Ella Wood

Executive Director

Global Liquidity Product Solutions Specialist

J.P. Morgan Chase

Ella is an Executive Director on J.P. Morgan's Global Liquidity Solutions team, based in Los Angeles, California. She is Head of Core Middle Market Liquidity PSS and leads a team that is responsible for the management of the global liquidity portfolio and delivering liquidity solutioning and investment product solutions for Middle Market & Specialized Industries.

Ella has 18 years of banking and finance experience with a background in public accounting. She joined J.P. Morgan Chase in 2014 holding roles in Finance and Planning, Reporting & Analysis before joining the Global Liquidity Solutions team.

Ella is deeply involved and a leader in JPMorgan Chase's Diversity & Inclusion initiatives including roles as Co-Chair for the Women on the Move California Chapter, D&I Champion for Wholesale Payments Product Delivery Team, member of the Market Leadership Team D&I Committee and People Pillar Champion Lead for the D&I Committee. She serves on the Board of Directors as well as Development Committee Chair for Beauty Bus Foundation. She also volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for CASA/LA. Ella is passionate about empowering women and girls to succeed in their personal and professional lives.

Ella earned her Bachelor of Science and Masters in Accounting from the University of Missouri Columbia. In her free time she is an avid runner and triathlete and currently resides in Santa Monica, California with her two rescue beagles.

Beatriz Saldivar

Global Payment, ERP & Treasury Advisor


Beatriz Saldivar brings over 20 years of experience as a multinational corporate treasurer, consultant and global payment expert. Bringing valuable expertise as a multinational corporate treasurer, implementing and operating global Fortune 100 & 500 corporate treasury centers, in-house banks and share service centers. She has solid experience with global payment ecosystem, emerging services, financial products, settlements platforms/gateways. Beatriz is an integral contributor to the Federal Reserve Payment Task ForceFedNow and a founding member of the U.S. Faster Payments Council (FPC) advancing Faster Payments/Real-Time Payments/Instant Payments.

She also is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP). Member of the Board of Directors of the Austin AFP, previous Board of Directors of the Dallas AFP and Fort Worth AFP. Active contributor & speaker with the AFP Conference, AFP Regional Conferences, TEXPO Conference, Windy City and various treasury & payments conferences. 

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