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GPS CEO Joanne Dewar named in Women in FinTech Powerlist 2021

We are thrilled to announce that Global Processing Services’ (GPS) Chief Executive Officer, Joanne Dewar, has been recognised in Innovate Finance’s annual Women in FinTech Powerlist 2021

Innovate Finance is an independent industry body that represents the global FinTech community who have a presence in the United Kingdom. Their over-arching mission is to accelerate the Britain’s leading role in the financial services sector by directly supporting the next generation of technology-led innovators.

Now in its seventh year, the Women in FinTech Powerlist shines a spotlight on the women leading innovation in financial services.

GPS’ Joanne Dewar was chosen from 1000s of responses for the ‘Standout 45’ distinction by a panel of independent judges who chose senior leaders who they believe are truly driving forward change within the FinTech space, above and beyond their day-to-day role. Leaders who have not only excelled in their career but are also passionate about helping others make progress in theirs – through mentoring, setting up support groups to share experiences or voluntary work.

This is the fourth consecutive year GPS’ Joanne Dewar has been recognised in the Senior Leaders category, being recognised in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Commenting on the awards, Joanne Hirt, CEO, Innovate Finance, said: “The transformation of financial services is being driven by passionate, inspiring female leaders representing all levels of seniority and all components of the FinTech ecosystem. In their role as entrepreneurs, founders, investors, bankers, communicators, tech experts, and more, it is these outstanding women who are moving the needle and making financial services more sustainable, more effective, and more inclusive for all. Shining a light on the incredible women making a true difference is an honour, and something we look forward to every year here at Innovate Finance.

“We want the Powerlist to serve as a tool for inspiring the next generation of female leaders. While we are only able to profile a small number of outstanding women in this list, we hope it serves as a testament and a tribute to all the incredible females that are changing the world every day.  There is so much more to be done in terms in terms of creating a more diverse and equal sector and society, but today let’s celebrate the great achievement that we have made so far and continue to drive forward even greater change.”