Warda is a seasoned Product Manager who has worked at the intersection of technology and business with a focus on the payments industry. Her experience spans across launching digital and AI-powered products, to creating risk programs that help financial institutions with risk mitigation strategies.
She began her professional career in Financial Services as an Investment Research Analyst at OTR Global. Shortly after, Warda first broke into Product at Mastercard where for the past 7 years she has been progressively attaining various Product managerial positions. Today, she is a Product Manager at Mastercard for Smart Authentication, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions where her main responsibility is leading the controlled production validations and subsequently the global launch of the Smart Authentication Stand-In.
She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Manhattanville College. On top of her academic and professional endeavors, for the past 7 years, Warda has been an active member of the Board of Directors at the World Women Global Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to advocacy and action for the empowerment of women. Moreover, she is also highly skilled in product strategy, product pricing, revenue projections, and design thinking, to name a few. She is a world-class speaker whose mission is to democratize technology and help create a tech landscape that is infused with diversity – of people, thoughts and ideas.