Monica Eaton-Cardone

Monica Eaton-Cardone is a Contributor at Grit Daily. An acclaimed entrepreneur, speaker and author, Monica Eaton-Cardone is widely recognized as a thought leader in the FinTech industry and a champion of women in technology. She established her entrepreneurial credentials upon selling her first business at the age of 19. When a subsequent eCommerce venture was plagued by revenue-leeching chargebacks and fraud, Eaton-Cardone rose to the challenge by developing a robust solution that combined human insight and agile technology. Today, her innovations are used by thousands of companies worldwide, cementing her reputation as one of the payment industry’s foremost experts in risk management, chargeback mitigation and fraud prevention. As CIO of Global Risk Technologies and COO of Chargebacks911, Eaton-Cardone leverages her global platform to educate merchants on best practices in fraud prevention and to spotlight the competitive and economic advantages women can bring to the technology workforce. Her nonprofit organization, Get Paid for Grades, invests in students to inspire a new generation of innovators. Get to know Eaton-Cardone at http://monicaec.com.

JP Morgan’s Digital Currency Represents the Future of Banking

Back in February, JP Morgan became the first bank in the U.S. to successfully test a form of digital currency, the JPM Coin. The bank hopes to use the coin, backed by a blockchain system, to enable faster and safer transfers of money compared to more traditional ACH (automated clearinghouse) banking. As JP Morgan explains on their site, the JPM Coin is built on ‘blockchain-based technology enabling the instantaneous transfer of payments between institutional accounts.”’ But, while JPM’s...

Why Women Still Remain Highly Underrepresented In Tech Entrepreneurship

Representation of women in business has skyrocketed, especially within academia. For example, women are at near-parity in business school enrollment, representing 44.3% of all students in undergraduate programs, 40.5% of MBA programs, and 41.3% of doctoral programs. This suggests women are increasingly willing to take on risk and venture into entrepreneurship as a career. The data also bears out that women are just as capable of finding success in that arena as men, as women excel at college...

Women Earn 53% of All Doctoral Degrees But Only 1 in 4 in Tech

Recent studies show that women are enrolling in and graduating from science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) doctoral programs in much smaller numbers than in other disciplines, even though they earn more doctorates overall. Another study found that the fewer women who enter a STEM doctoral program, the less likely they are to complete their degree. As an IT executive, I urge educators and leaders at all levels of academia to commit to improving outcomes for women in STEM programs....