This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is the aptly chosen hashtag #BreakTheBias. It imagines a gender-equal world, free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. The gender gap, although narrowing, remains a challenge. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics, median earnings for women in 2021 were 83.1 percent of the median for men.
Over the past decade, there has been a noticeable improvement in the number of women working in the fintech industry, but more efforts need to be invested in ensuring they are given the opportunity to rise through the ranks and invest in the companies and people they believe in. Empowering women is a priority for Moneycorp. We strive to do our part to make the industry more diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
Our goal is to establish a workspace that encourages women to be bigger participants in finance. We strive toward being a company that includes women in all levels of decision-making. Not only is such a policy good for women, but it also makes for smart business. This objective requires a supportive work environment that takes into account all the unique challenges that women face.
We are proud to be home to highly skilled and accomplished women who have contributed to the company’s success. On the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day theme of #BreakTheBias, we are honored to highlight some of the women who play a pivotal role at all levels at Moneycorp every day.
In the words of Rashmi Pandey, Head of Programs:
“As a woman leader, I am aware of the opportunity to set an example for women rising through the ranks in the company. At the same time, I am also cognizant that women still experience biases, stereotypes, and discrimination in their everyday lives. #BreakTheBias strikes the core of this challenge we face. And as we continue to focus on creating a gender-equal world, we can inspire future generations of women to come."
- Monica Bermudez, Director of Marketing, Group
“International Women’s Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women both past and present. However, we also need to continue to help #BreakTheBias facing women.
Women have played a pivotal role in my personal life. My heart warrior daughter would not be here today if not for some inspiring and amazing women. I remain completely humbled by this experience and thankful to have had the care and support at our most vulnerable time.
Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to work alongside strong, influential women. I have been with Moneycorp for just over a year now and am part of an amazing team. I believe Moneycorp has the ethos to empower women and continue to support #BreakTheBias by promoting gender equality for a sustainable tomorrow.”
- Lisa Hayman, Corporate Client Services Executive
“Elevating, empowering, and celebrating the achievements of women in the workplace is more important than ever. #BreaktheBias and IWD is an amazing platform to highlight how women need to be empowered to face and overcome biases, stereotypes, and discrimination.
Reading, educating yourselves, and being aware of each team member’s individual situation is fundamental to breaking the bias, but most important of all is being available to listen. Too often, we forget to stop and listen to our staff. We get so caught up in the demands and pace of work that we don’t realize that sometimes the smallest things can empower and create real change.
On this day that celebrates women across the world, just remember to be kind to yourself and help educate those around you about the biases that many women continue to face in the workplace.”
- Emma Alley, Chief Operating Officer
“Women have often been undermined, their capabilities and skills ignored, and their ideas dismissed. Although women continue to face barriers to achieving a gender-equal world, bit by bit the biases, stereotypes, and discrimination are being challenged and overcome. I believe women should uplift each other and look to our allies for support to #BreakTheBias so that we can help build a gender-equal future.”
- Andrea Zamboni, Marketing Specialist
“I have worked in currency exchange and the wine trade, predominantly male-led industries, for almost 30 years. It is empowering and exciting to excel and lead young colleagues to be the best versions of themselves. We are never too young nor too old to lead others and I hope to always be a role model for others.
Choosing to celebrate women's achievements and focusing on positivity shows both men and women that women have a lot to offer and should never be discounted.
I am passionate about shaping the next generation of young women.”
- Nicola Conte, Senior Account Manager
“I think we still have a ways to go in the fight for women's equality but little by little we’re working together to dismantle biases of all kinds whether that’s gender, race, ability, or something else entirely. This is an important time for everyone to take the opportunity to educate and inspire those around you to challenge stereotypes and biases.”
- Payton Ramey, Content Marketing Specialist