ATHENA INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP, DONATION PROGRAM WITH INTERNATIONAL BANCARD
DETROIT, APRIL 9, 2019 – International Bancard, a Michigan-based payment acceptance solutions provider, today announced a partnership with ATHENA International, a non-profit organization that seeks to support, develop and honor women. This partnership will help ATHENA International members, leaders, and award recipients understand the importance of accepting credit and debit card payments and assist in growing their businesses through payment acceptance.
When ATHENA International members, leaders, and award recipients begin accepting credit and debit card payments through International Bancard, International Bancard will take a portion of the fees collected and make a donation back to ATHENA International.
Through the partnership, ATHENA International members, leaders, and award recipients will receive access to International Bancard’s payment acceptance products which include the latest technology in the industry:
Business management POS systems
On-the-go and handheld payment terminals
Gift Card and loyalty programs
Fraud, data breach, and PCI compliance programs
NFC such as Apple Pay
ATHENA International members, leaders, and award recipients will have the ability to work with a team of Certified Payment Professionals who excel at providing a unique assessment of a business’ revenue stream with a precise focus on the cost and security of accepting credit, debit, and ACH payments.
International Bancard will also educate and inform ATHENA International members, leaders, and award recipients to ensure they are accepting payments securely and efficiently while taking key measures to protect themselves from fraud and data breaches.
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“We are extremely thrilled to partner with ATHENA International and be a part of their strong and growing community of women,” said Tedi Falvo, International Bancard’s Director of Marketing and Partnership Development. “International Bancard is eager to inform ATHENA International’s members on the importance of a safe payment acceptance program and help them achieve their overall business goals.”
ATHENA International formed over 35 years ago with the mission to develop, support, honor women leaders and those who inspire them to reach their full potential by offering unique, impactful leadership development and award programs. In 1999, ATHENAPowerLink® was created in as a mentoring program that connects selected women business owners with a skilled advisory panel. ATHENA International empowers women all over the world to become successful leaders within the workplace and the community.
“Having International Bancard as ATHENA International’s partner for payment acceptance fills a void our members, leaders, and award winners have been looking for,” said Ann Playter, ATHENA International’s board chair. “Having our members’ businesses save on their credit card processing while giving back to ATHENA International makes partnering with International Bancard a no-brainer. International Bancard gives our members savings and a way to give a pain-free donation”
About International Bancard:
Whether our clients serve 50 customers a week or host 100,000 fans a night, we provide payment acceptance solutions that help their businesses grow, while giving their customers a great experience. As a nationally recognized leader in the payment acceptance industry, organizations depend on International Bancard's market insight, payment security knowledge, client care, and business relationships to help guide them toward sustainable growth. For more information visit InternationalBancard.com.
About ATHENA International
ATHENA International is a global non-profit organization providing a proven framework and distribution model dedicated to building a global pipeline of women leaders “from the classroom to the boardroom,” particularly in underrepresented areas such as technology and medicine. Since 1982, ATHENA International has empowered women leaders to reach their full potential through leadership training, their trademarked ATHENA Powerlink® entrepreneurial advisory boards, and through global, national, local, young professional and organizational ATHENA Leadership awards. Unlike other leadership training offerings, ATHENA International is the only organization that provides an age-appropriate continuum toolkit for elementary school, middle school, high school, college, corporate and board candidates which has also been proven effective for women incarcerated. All programs are based on the philosophy of the transformative, research-based ATHENA Leadership Model (ALM) and its eight principles of enlightened leadership, underwritten by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Through the generosity of major underwriters and a unique, affordable licensing fee model, ATHENA International leverages local host communities to scale its footprint by partnering with hundreds of chambers of commerce, colleges & universities, women’s organizations and affiliate communities in 48 states, 11 countries and growing. Since inception over 7,200 female and male leaders have been recognized in 500 regions, impacting more than 500,000 members annually. For more information, visit www.athenainternational.org.