Averon co-founder and chief operating officer, Lea Tarnowski, has been named a finalist in the Banking Technology Awards’ Woman in Technology Leadership category. Acknowledged as one of two ‘Highly Commended’ nominees among a field of thirteen extraordinary global executives, Tarnowski was recognized for her distinguished leadership and for being a female role model who has bridged financial services experience with technology leadership.
The Woman in Technology (W.I.T.) Award (in partnership with FemTechGlobal) recognizes an outstanding woman for her distinguished leadership and inspiring work in making a positive impact in the financial services industry.
“Lea is creating a company culture that honors and exemplifies diversity in all its forms and empowers team members to contribute their ideas in all areas of the company,” said Wendell Brown, chief executive officer of Averon. “She embodies our company’s core values — she’s authentic, thinks big, expresses positivity and puts we before me. We are delighted that Lea is being honored for her work, leading with strong business insight and building a high-performing team of more than 25 since the company’s inception three years ago.”
“I am honored to be recognized among other innovative female leaders — at top companies such as J.P. Morgan, PayPal and Goldman Sachs — who are paving the way for technology innovation,” said Lea Tarnowski, chief operating officer of Averon. “I am proud to lead Averon forward based on our vision to become the global standard for digital trust across both wireless and wired channels. I am passionate about the technology we’ve built, creating a safer online experience for this and the next generation, and how we can revolutionize the mobile customer experience.”
From changing business practices through technology, to delivering implementations and innovating fintech solutions, the Woman in Technology Award recognizes the initiative and dedication that leadership demands, and the progress it inspires. The award celebrates the spirit of inclusion, diversity and creativity, while recognizing that leadership is not designated by title or role, but by action, inspiration and service.