Fact: According to The World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report, if we continue at the rate that we are going, the gender gap would not be closed until the year 2234.
Also fact: According to Cook Ross Inc., companies with the best record for promoting women outperformed industry revenue average by 46 percent.
Startups are notably difficult grounds for women founding companies and joining the workforce. This is especially so in fintech. As a fintech startup, we know that these are more than a matter statistics. Within our company, we know very presently that diversity has been tangibly beneficial to not just our performance, but our everyday interactions coming into the office and working together. However, we've also been aware just how much more room there is to improve. That's why YayPay has taken the ParityPledge to become part of the change toward gender parity in the workplace. Our founders are committed to creating a company with a workplace culture that encourages diversity, inclusion, and transparency. We hire and promote leaders that further this belief that all of our employees should feel safe bringing their whole self to work, and feel empowered to pursue growth uninhibited by aspects of their identity.