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American Banker Names Worldpay’s Michelle Young as One of 2024’s Most Influential Women in Payments

March 26, 2024

Since 2013, the annual list recognizes trailblazing women leaders in the payments sector

Worldpay’s Michelle Young, Senior Vice President, General Manager of Merchant Solutions for Financial Institutions, made this year’s rankings

CINCINNATI, February, 2024 – American Banker has recognized Michelle Young, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Merchant Solutions for Financial Institutions at Worldpay, LLC ® in its annual Most Influential Women in Payments rankings.

“Michelle’s unparalleled expertise and visionary leadership at Worldpay have set her apart as a true industry leader, driving innovative new strategies for our financial services clients,” said Charles Drucker, CEO of Worldpay. “This recognition stands as a testament to her relentless drive and unwavering commitment to shaping the future of payments, and I am extremely proud to work with her on this mission.”

Each year, American Banker recognizes and celebrates trailblazing women leaders in the payments sector with the Most Influential Women in Payments program. Since 2013, this initiative has recognized the professional achievements and influence of top-performing women executives who have made a significant impact on their people, their businesses and the industry as a whole.

“The payments industry is intricate and dynamic. Successful leaders need more than a keen understanding of the current landscape — they need an eye for innovation and the ability to be agile in both thinking and execution,” says Daniel Wolfe, Content Director of Payments and Credit Unions at American Banker. “These women embody the resilience, savvy and shrewdness it takes to lead, and their accomplishments are nothing short of remarkable.”

The honorees will be the focal point of a Women in Payments pre-conference leadership exchange on the first morning of PAYMENTS FORUM, which takes place March 27-28 at The Diplomat resort in Hollywood, Florida. The dedicated sessions are open to all conference attendees and will feature panels covering a variety of topics, including paths to leadership, the shifting dynamics of the hybrid office, the impacts of AI and more.

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About Worldpay
Worldpay is an industry leading payments technology and solutions company with unique capabilities to power omni-commerce across the globe. Our processing solutions allow businesses of all sizes to take, make and manage payments in-person and online from anywhere in the world. Annually, we process over 40 billion transactions across 146 countries and 135 currencies. We help our customers become more efficient, more secure and more successful. To learn more, visit or follow us on LinkedIn, X, and or Facebook.

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