Together we will create an equal playing field

Together we will create an equal playing field

Football, Finance and Being Female

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As the official payments partner of Everton Football Club and shirt sponsor of Everton Ladies, we support women every day, both on and off the pitch. Featuring Simone Magill, Sandy MacIver and Captain Lucy Graham in our video, together we will create an equal playing field. 

Sabah Mahmood works in the corporate dealing team at moneycorp, has an economics degree from Brunel University and used to play for Leyton Orient Women’s Football Team. She’d like to see more women in her profession, and playing football.

"I’ve worked at moneycorp for four years, primarily working on the corporate sales team as an account executive, but I’ve just been promoted to the corporate dealing team. I’m used to being one of a few women at work – before moneycorp I worked for an insurance firm and I studied economics at Brunel University. It’s funny that I work mainly with men because at home growing up I had my two sisters, so it’s nice to have the best of both worlds. 

"Corporate dealing is intense and pressured, but I really enjoy the lively atmosphere and the male dominated banter is just something you get used to. I have a thick skin, but to be honest I didn’t really need to adapt. I’ve stayed true to who I am and I think that’s really important in succeeding as a woman in a man’s world - even if some of the guys don’t have a filter! 

"I’d really like to see more women working in dealing, and playing football too – I play for Leyton Orient women’s squad, training and playing matches twice a week. It has been great making my mark and I think women can perform just as well in intense sales roles as men, even better in fact. In my experience, women have longer attention spans and greater focus, which suits a sales environment. You have to have a lot of drive to succeed in traditionally male dominated fields. I want to prove myself and maybe you do have to do more as a woman to prove your worth, but that determination pays off in the end.

"I wasn’t always so confident at putting myself out there though. I spent a lot of my childhood in Kashmir – Pakistan and didn’t speak any English until I was six! So I wasn’t very vocal as a child because English wasn’t my first language and I was home schooled. But things have changed primarily because I gained a lot of confidence through sport and joining a football team. At first my parents weren’t too happy, as Asian women don’t typically play football as a hobby, but they’ve come around and attend matches when they can. Being part of a team is just the best feeling. When you achieve as a group, there’s nothing better. It’s probably the same when I’m at work too – although you’re recognised individually you gain so much from everyone working together for something greater.

"I used to be super cautious and worry way too much about people’s opinions when I was younger. But just be you and everything will work out. We really shouldn’t care about what people think or say. 

"My favourite quote, and the words I live by, are from my favourite footballer Thierry Henry: “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.” I think they’re important and inspiring words for both on and off the pitch."

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