The event, which took place alongside Money 20/20, brings together finance sector professionals from all over Europe and seeks to highlight the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, celebrating those individuals and organisations that champion the values of the EWPN.
Companies shortlisted in the Employer Category were selected based on positive workplace policies and the environment of the organisation meeting criteria including; flexibility at work, especially for working mothers, promoting diversity, inclusion and gender parity on opportunity and reward, and demonstrating support for females through leadership and/or mentoring opportunities and programmes.
Fexco beat off stiff competition from fellow nominees Mastercard, Valitor and Credorax to claim the Employer Award.
Speaking at the awards – Denis Cleary, CEO of Fexco’s Payments & FX Division said:
‘I am delighted that Fexco has been recognised as the Employer of Choice at this year’s European Women Payments Awards. The value that a diverse workforce brings to an organisation, particularly one with a global footprint like that of Fexco, cannot be underestimated.
‘I want to offer my congratulations to our colleagues across the Group who have helped to make Fexco a leader in this space and to thank them for their dedication to this important work.’
Paula O’Sullivan, Group HR Director at Fexco added:
‘Fexco is a truly unique place to work, one where our open and progressive culture helps to shape the growth and direction of the organisation. We continue to look at ways to better serve our people through value and recognition as well as through enhancing those policies of flexibility at work, especially for working parents, support, gender parity and opportunity for all.
‘I am proud that Fexco has received this fitting award which reflects the values of the company, where diversity, inclusion and integrity are the very pillars upon which Fexco was founded and continues to thrive today.’
The European Women Payments Network or EWPN is a not-for-profit Pan-European community that strives to create more opportunities for women and minorities, as well as being a champion for a more diverse and inclusive payments industry for all.
The network facilitates co-learning, knowledge sharing, mentoring and networking between members, both corporate and individual, with the overarching objective of highlighting the importance and value of a diverse workforce to companies operating in the payments space.
For more information on the Fexco Women in Payments Network, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org