29 Amazing Women in Payments | CyberSource.com

29 Amazing Women in Payments

January 27, 2020
Read time: 7 min
CyberSource Team
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Anna Mecagni, Women for Women International

Sr. Director of Program Design & Development 
LinkedIn | Twitter
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Annie Abrams, Amadeus

Client Partner |LinkedIn | Twitter
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Astrid McMillan, LATAM Airlines

Head of Fraud Prevention |LinkedIn 
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Superpower: Agility & Efficiency
Song that gets her going: Stronger by Kelly Clarkson
Hobbies that give her balance: Spending time with my family, traveling, writing & cooking
Favorite Quote: “To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Meera, what do you do for CyberSource?

I help our eCommerce merchants achieve their real goals— CyberSource has the tools that help them recognize more sales, reduce fraud and reduce the likelihood of  payment security breaches.

How does your work make a difference for our customers?

My work is crucial for our customers, because it empowers them to hit their number one objective—often monetizing things they are passionate about.  Our platform allows them to do this in a variety of ways, but without it, our customers would be focused on fraud solutions and payment processing—rather than what they are really good at.

What gets you up in the morning?           

Knowing that I can help make a difference in my customer’s success is incredibly rewarding. When we are awaiting contract signatures for our services, I have this excited energy. What I’m— actually waiting for is the first step in helping to protect THEIR customer’s card information and putting their business in the hands of our experts. In turn, the signatures on those quotes are powerful, because they are a step in providing invaluable insight to our merchants and have the ability to have a massive financial impact.

Lastly, how has being a woman helped you in your job?

How hasn’t it helped me?! I think the qualities that most women innately possess are superhero powers. As a woman, we constantly have to overcome stereotypes and remember to have a thick skin. This has helped in not taking no as an answer, being persistent and resilient, and creative problem solving. As a mom who is constantly multi-tasking and has millions of mental tabs open, it’s instrumental to context switch from administrative tasks to strategic conversations and optimize for efficiency. As a woman, I like to connect with people and build relationships. When I find something in common with my merchants, it inspires more productive conversations and makes it a much more fulfilling partnership.

 

 

Athina Skoupnevskagia, CyberSource

Director of Tech Partnerships | LinkedIn 
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Clarisse Cohen, LVMH

eMerchandiser |LinkedIn 
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Delphine Levesque, LVMH

eCommerce Manager |LinkedIn 
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