CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Pattie Money, senior vice president of human resources of Mercury.
Fortune and American Express OPEN have chosen ten female small-business entrepreneurs to join the annual Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, to be held October 4-6. The ten women will join 400 of the world’s most influential women leaders in business, philanthropy, government, education and the arts for panel discussions, on-stage interviews and interactive sessions over the course of three days. Two of the Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs will join a panel discussion about how the best and brightest build businesses. That session will include Tory Burch, Co-founder and Creative Director of Tory Burch, and Susan Sobbott, President, American Express OPEN. Fortune Assistant Managing Editor Leigh Gallagher will moderate. American Express OPEN is the Founding Partner of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Small Business Initiative.
Sprint and eBay have teamed sell Sprint Prepaid PhoneCards. To kick-off the launch of the new store, Sprint has placed one million minutes of prepaid domestic long distance up for bid on eBay with proceeds to benefit a camp for seriously-ill children. Under terms of the program, eBay shoppers will be able to choose from two different denominations, with rates as low as 4.2 cents per domestic minute, if buying a 25 pack of 480 minute cards. The single 120 minute cards will sell $5.40 while single 480 minute cards will sell for $21.60.The proceeds from the million prepaid domestic minutes Sprint donated will benefit Victory Junction Gang Camp. The Yankee Group’s Technologically Advanced Family Study shows that nearly 45% of all U.S. households used prepaid calling cards to make long-distance calls in the past year, up from 41% in 2000.
MasterCard International launched a program that offers a web-based ratings system to foster trust between buyers and sellers in e-marketplaces and corporate exchanges. Through ‘Buyer Insight’, a co-developed solution from Open Ratings and Dun & Bradstreet, the ‘MasterSource’ program helps businesses using any MasterCard ‘Corporate Payment Solution’ to make informed e-procurement decisions. The program also provides access to detailed business and financial information about suppliers within a participating exchange network. For MasterCard ‘Corporate Payment Solutions’ cardholders, the fee to access this new program is waived.