Every year, PaymentsSource (an affiliate publication of American Banker) honors the women who are driving change in one of the most dynamic areas of financial services.

The past year has been particularly exciting for these honorees, who are leading their companies’ efforts in key initiatives such as the introduction of EMV-chip card security, the reshaping of the mobile wallet landscape, and development work toward an ecosystem that supports faster payments. On top of that, many participate in mentorships and other programs that support the advancement of women in this critical industry.

The honorees, selected by the editors of PaymentsSource, are responsible for businesses and innovations as diverse as the payments industry itself. They are technologists, entrepreneurs, leaders and influencers throughout the worlds of banking, payment processing, hardware development and merchant acquiring.

In alphabetical order, here are links to PaymentsSource's profiles of the 2016 Most Influential Women in Payments. Click each name to view a profile of the honoree, orview a slideshow of everyone featured. Honorees will be recognized atSourceMedia's Annual Card Forum and Expotaking place April 12-14, 2016, in Los Angeles.