GPS deepens commitment to fintech diversity

Payments issuer processor, Global Processing Services (GPS), has continued its commitment to diversity, with its sponsorship of findexable’s Fintech Diversity Radar.

The radar is the world’s first global platform gathering progressive data to understand women’s impact and contribution to the digital economy.

It comes as fintech continues to play a central role in the post-COVID economy in expanding access to financial services, including supporting those most affected in society and creating a more diverse and sustainable marketplace, now is the time to reassess the state of the industry and its existing diversity disparities.

Denise Gee, Founder and Managing Director of findexable, said: “Gender diversity makes business sense – a more diverse workforce equals more success and improvement is predicated on the ability to measure accurately. To realise the promise of fintech to everyone in society, we need data that is relevant, up-to-date and validated, which is why we have launched the Diversity Radar.”

Led by Chief Executive Officer, Joanne Dewar, the company has developed a pioneering People strategy which provides equal opportunities for everyone to thrive, with 40% of its senior management made up of women. Adding to its existing progress, the Diversity Radar will allow GPS to be part of a cutting-edge approach to analysing and improving diversity in the workplace.

Commenting on its involvement in the radar, Annette Evans, Vice President, People and Culture at GPS, added: “At GPS, we are continually on the lookout for how we can improve our diversity and inclusion strategies. Providing women with the opportunities to succeed in their professional and personal lives has always been embedded in our culture and our goal is to help secure an equal future for our female employees, customers, and the communities we serve. 

“Working with a company like findexable on this ground-breaking research will allow us to deepen our understanding of the role women are playing within the fintech ecosystem.”

Gee continued: “We couldn’t conduct the research on our own, and we are so thankful for the support of our experts and partners, including GPS. This is a company that has embedded diversity into the very fabric of the organisation, and its ongoing successes are a prime example of what is possible with a culture that encourages diversity.”