How we nurture an environment of gender diversity at GoCardless
GoCardless is a fast growing FinTech startup based in London. Within the last 12 months, we’ve grown the number of women working at GoCardless from 8 to 18. They now make up for a quarter of our company and work across all departments. In comparison: the number of female entrepreneurs in FinTech has reached about 17%.
Building diverse teams is core to our business culture and this is communicated clearly both in our recruitment and hiring policy as well as internally. While everyone is in favour of actively supporting this, we are aware that the difference lies in the details and making a continual conscious effort to remove any bias.
Deceptively Simple: Our Photo Mission
EyeEm and GoCardless launched a Mission to find photos that showcase the GoCardless philosophy - complex systems made simple.
At GoCardless, we have one goal: To provide a simple way to take recurring payments across multiple markets. We have automated and simplified the complexities of direct debit to expose an interface so simple anyone can use it. Yet it is powerful enough to serve the UK’s largest institutions - and all at very low fees.
Here are our favourite photos from the EyeEm Community, with comments by the EyeEm team:
Congratulations to our winner @giiovi!
This photo shows a real sense of community and teamwork. The swarm of bees are doing complex work to create something that seems so elementary to us - delicious honey. We love this, and like to think of us as a swarm of bees making global payments deceptively simple.
EyeEm: The reason why this image works so well comes down to the use of focus; a potentially busy scene is given clarity by focusing on the main aspect. Being able to see the small bees in flight is really exciting-it isn’t something that’s easily captured, so it gives you a snapshot of a moment which could pass the eye by.
GoCardless powers payments for Cobot’s coworking spaces in Germany
Cobot, a German cloud-based management application for coworking spaces, and GoCardless have partnered up to make taking membership fees from coworkers a simple task. With GoCardless' new and more advanced integration, coworking spaces in Germany and the rest of the Eurozone can now collect payments for memberships and room bookings through SEPA Direct Debit. Having originated in the UK, the plans are to eventually extend this partnership globally.