Lasting Legacy

Honoring 25 Visionaries to Celebrate
25 Years of Priceless

While women’s role in the economy has grown exponentially over the last few decades, we still face disparities and barriers in opportunities, representation and fundamental rights.

A critical factor in redressing this imbalance is to support more women in achieving leadership positions. Apart from the many documented benefits of having women leaders, these women are role models for others, inspiring women to dream and think bigger in their aspirations and expectations.

As Mastercard celebrates twenty-five years of “Priceless”, we are proud to showcase twenty-five women leaders from around the world who are making a difference on a global scale. We find these women incredibly inspiring and have chosen their stories for this legacy project to celebrate their journeys and accomplishments.

We asked these leaders to be candid about their experiences in their lives and in their work. Many of them have been successful in fields that were traditionally male-dominated, breaking down barriers for the next generation. We also wanted to hear about their inspirations and their vision and hopes for the future.

At Mastercard, we firmly believe that when support is given to women entrepreneurs and women leaders, this not only supports the economy, but also unlocks their enormous energy, creativity and wisdom to benefit society – a sentiment that drove the collation of these inspirational stories.

We hope that this book will serve as a reminder of the importance of achieving gender equality and motivate you, dear reader, to dream big!

Jennifer Rademaker

Chief Future of Work Officer, Mastercard