Dedicating the month of March to Women’s History is a relatively new practice. It was only in 1982 that a presidential proclamation first declared a Women’s History Week, and it would take another five years for Women’s History Month to become an annual tradition. Thirty-four years later, we reflect not only on that tradition, but on the deep and varied contributions made by women in years past as well as the contributions of women who are shaping the future today. From the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote to the women’s liberation movement in the 1960s, the first female Vice President being sworn into office just a few weeks ago, and world-changing figures like Marie Curie, Sally Ride, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks and countless others, we reflect on all the ways that women make progress a priority.
At Clearent, we take enormous pride in creating an inclusive workplace. We believe that gender should never be a barrier to success. We are fortunate to have some of the most gifted and enterprising women in the industry working across all levels and channels within Clearent and Xplor. One such woman is Pam Joseph, who recently transitioned to the Executive Chair of Xplor after serving as Clearent’s CEO.
Pam brought more than two decades of leadership experience in payments and technology to Clearent and was transformative in her tenure as CEO. She has a penchant for challenging herself and this company to execute at the highest levels, to innovate creative solutions, and, quite simply, to make Clearent the best in the industry. Her thoughtful leadership approach continuously yields results, made manifest in Clearent’s extraordinary growth despite a global pandemic. In her new role as Executive Chair, she will drive the creation of a superior global platform that integrates software, payments, and commerce-enabling solutions for everyday life vertical markets.
In addition to Pam Joseph, both Clearent and Xplor have a long list of women who have cultivated success—women who have developed our in-house technology, who have developed a culture of inclusivity, and women who have created the trajectory for long-term success. Through our Diversity and Inclusion Committee, founded in late 2020, we have dedicated ourselves even further to giving more women and minorities the opportunity to pursue meaningful career paths. To learn more about Clearent’s story, click here.