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Paysafe Group achieves Women in Governance Parity Certification

Sep 11, 2018

Paysafe’s heightened focus on diversity and inclusion lands the company early recognition in Canada as a Parity Certified employer

Montreal (Canada) - September 11, 2018 – Canada’s high-profile Women in Governance body has just awarded Paysafe Group (Paysafe), a leading global payments provider, the 2018 Parity Certification as a result of its commitment to creating an inclusive work environment. Paysafe is being honoured alongside [30] other recently certified organizations at the Women in Governance’s Annual Recognition Gala later today (September 11th) at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal.

The Women in Governance Parity Certification helps Canadian organizations increase the representation of women, especially in decision-making and senior management positions. This innovative standard not only assesses parity at the decision-making level but also assesses an organization's commitment to implementing mechanisms that enable women at all levels to achieve career advancement and create a pipeline of female talent.

In December 2017, Paysafe launched a new Diversity and Inclusion Program that recognizes many facets including ethnicity, age, disability, LGBTQ accessibility and more.  The new program places value on the creative potential that individuals of different backgrounds and abilities bring to their work. According to Paysafe, it goes beyond just ticking the boxes on equality and provides everyone working for the company with the access to jobs, training and development opportunities.

‘‘Diversity and inclusion is a strategic priority at Paysafe and something we are very focused on.  It’s not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it truly sets you up as a leader in your field.” said Joel Leonoff, President & CEO, Paysafe Group. “It’s fantastic to be recognized for our work in this area by the Women in Governance organization. We have plenty of opportunities in our Canadian offices and this award will really help to highlight the value we place on our employees as well as our commitment to recruiting and retaining a diverse group of people who bring a broad range of experiences, capabilities and perspectives.”

Paysafe’s new Diversity and Inclusion strategy includes a number of key initiatives including:

  • Strengthening the pipeline of talented women through stronger recruitment practices, fast track training, coaching and mentoring.
  • Sponsoring and contributing to industry groups including Wnet, Women in PayTech and Women in Gaming.
  • Active member of the new FT 125 Women’s Forum, launched in October 2016, which aims to help talented women at mid-career level to progress into leadership roles. Through regular events, the forum is designed to engage participants in new thinking around topics such as digital innovation, leadership and attracting and retaining talented women.

Leonoff adds: “There are, however, still strides to be made to bring greater awareness to the initiative.  At Paysafe Group, we are committed to playing a leading role in evolving the landscape of the payments industry to become more diverse and inclusive.  This Canadian certification is a step in the right direction for the broader industry.”

To learn more about Paysafe’s diversity and inclusion program, visit


About Paysafe

Paysafe is a leading global provider of end-to-end payment solutions. Its core purpose is to enable businesses and consumers to connect and transact seamlessly through industry-leading capabilities in payment processing, digital wallet, card issuing and online cash solutions. Delivered through an integrated platform, Paysafe solutions are geared toward mobile-initiated transactions, real-time analytics and the convergence between brick-and-mortar and online payments. With over 20 years of online payment experience, a combined transactional volume of US $56 billion in 2017 and approximately 3,000 employees located in 12+ global locations. Paysafe connects businesses and consumers across 200 payment types in over 40 currencies around the world. For more information, visit

About Women in Governance

Women in Governance is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of women in all spheres of society, specifically working to support measures to increase women's access to the board seats.

For Media Inquiries:
Amy Gregus: Head of Corporate Communications, North America, Paysafe Group
Phone:  514-294-0247