Paysafe’s Paulette Rowe Lands Major Achievement in Mobile Payments

March 31, 2020         By: Steven Anderson

One of the many great things about the mobile payments industry is how inclusive it’s been. It delivers a valuable service, offers safe and convenient access to commerce, and has shown its true power in keeping people well away from each other during a major coronavirus outbreak. To that end, we recently got word from Paysafe illustrating just how inclusive this industry really is with one of its own getting a major new award.

PaymentsSource recently offered up its list for the Most Influential Women in Payments in 2020, and on the list was Paysafe’s own Paulette Rowe. Rowe serves as Paysafe’s president of integrated solutions, as well as part of the company’s executive committee.

While she’s only been at Paysafe since the early part of 2020, she was part of a wide range of major names in the finance space, including Tesco Bank, Barclaycard, the Royal Bank of Scotland, and several others. She was also the head of payments at Facebook, which represents a major advance in the field of mobile payments, given all that Facebook has been working to do on that front. The Paysafe list has run for the last eight years now, and it’s specifically designed to target women in the industry who work to make new opportunities in the field.

This isn’t Rowe’s first time making such a list, either; she’s been on PaymentSource’s list before, back in 2017. Additionally, she garnered a ranking in the 2020 Power list for her connection to African or African Caribbean heritage. She’s also part of the Digital Banking Club’s Power 50, which tracks influencers in the European financial services market.

Rowe noted: “I’m honored to feature on this year’s PaymentsSource list alongside such a talented group of women. Payments is an incredibly dynamic industry and I hope initiatives like this will spur more women to challenge the barriers that may be limiting their success. As we work to recover from such challenging times, it is all the more important that we create the conditions to allow everyone to achieve their full potential.”

Acknowledging the accomplishments of women in the mobile payments field is vital, as it encourages further examples of such accomplishments to emerge. Regardless of where they come from, these accomplishments make all our mobile payments experiences better. Rowe’s own achievements in this field are substantial, and well worth calling out. She’s made the field better for all of us on the strength of years of experience

Mobile payments don’t get better in isolation. They take the efforts of hundreds of men and women to make them better. Celebrating advances therein, therefore, only improves the whole picture for the rest of us.