- Nov. 19, 2018
-- Amman, Jordan – (November 2018):
In recognition of its commitment to women's economic empowerment, Mastercard, a leading technology company in the global payments industry, has been honored with the GBA Women's Market Champion New Program Award in Jordan. The company received the accolade for successfully launching the 'Mastercard Women by Design' suite of payment solutions.
The company's Vice Chairman, Ann Cairns, accepted the award on behalf of Mastercard at a Gala Dinner as part of the GBA Summit. During the event, Ann also participated in a fireside chat with GBA's CEO, Inez Murray, to explore barriers impacting the contribution of women and opportunities to accelerate sustainable economic growth through women's inclusion.
Designed to serve and financially empower the women of today, 'Mastercard Women by Design' is a set of assets that was developed keeping in mind women's needs and pain points, with insights gained from discussions with 20,000 banked women across 18 countries. The program enables Mastercard to work with issuers to co-create solutions targeted to specific segments including entrepreneurs, gig workers, and consumers of all socioeconomic levels and help women drive economic growth for themselves, their families and their communities.
"At Mastercard, we have a long history of engaging, enabling and empowering women around the world. The 'Mastercard Women by Design' program is another key outcome of this global commitment, offering assets that effectively address women's key areas of need by empowering them financially, protecting them and their families, rewarding them for their loyalty and helping them give back and do good for others. We thank the Global Banking Alliance for Women for this prestigious honor, which serves as further motivation for us to continue leveraging our innovation capabilities to tap into the female economy and create new opportunities for women's economic empowerment globally," said Ann Cairns, Vice Chairman, Mastercard.
"The awarded institutions are true champions of women, working to unleash the economic potential of the female economy," said GBA Chief Executive Inez Murray
. "Their engagement with the GBA network is essential to the work we are doing to economically empower women worldwide and contributes to the women's market success of the entire membership."
Hosted by the Global Business Alliance (GBA) for Women's Annual Summit, the Women's Market Champion Awards are given each year to outstanding GBA member institutions that are working to better serve their women customers by providing them with holistic solutions that meet their needs. This year's Women's Market Champions reflect the global nature of the GBA's work, hailing from diverse markets and regions.