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Episode 47: Own Your Career - Maria Borges

Maria Borges is the Vice President of the Global Consumer Products – Optimization Economics at Mastercard and has 20+ years of global experience within the finance and payments industries. In her current role, Maria leads a unique team that drives global pricing initiatives for existing and new consumer solutions. Maria holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration both in Accounting from Barry University and recently joined as a Board Member at Florida Justice Institute, a non-profit organization.

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