In honour of International Women’s Day today, our General Manager Tara Wilson and VP of Strategy Sarafina Wolde Gabriel have penned their top advice for women pursuing careers in business and other sectors. Along with their thoughts below, you can also discover the recommendations of employees from the wider Paysafe Group.

Next week, we’ll continue sharing advice from across the world of Paysafe – because celebrating the insights of our female colleagues should last longer than a single day…

Tara Wilson, General Manager, Income Access, Montreal Head Office, Canada: “Build out a knowledge foundation and put in the time in to understand the industry and tasks you are doing, because you’ll need to do that before you can grow. I have always stayed open to taking on new or different positions and responsibilities as I felt it could only benefit my growth within an organization.”

Sarafina Wolde Gabriel, Vice President of Strategy, Income Access, UK: “Always be curious and courageous! Learn new things and try to view the world from different perspectives. A constantly evolving industry like ours needs you to see the future.”

Carla Erlick, Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development, Paysafe Group, Montreal, Canada: “Ask yourself what you love doing. Your work is going to take up a large part of your life and doing what you love will make it all worthwhile. Once you find a career you love, you will be the best at doing it.”

Gretchen H. Bender, Senior Vice President, Sales, Paysafe Group, Houston, US: “Understand that the knowledge you possess about your given industry is a powerful tool.  Learn as much as you can and in as many functional areas as possible.”

Neda Dzharova, Software Engineer, Quality Assurance, Paysafe Group, Sofia, Bulgaria: “Reach for what you really want, you might be surprised how close you are to it. Prioritise yourself and pick your battles. There’s always a good lesson to be learned and sometimes the best ones come from failures.”

Valentina Phelps, Head of Finance, Paysafe Group, Cambridge, UK: “Always be yourself, as this will lead you towards people that share your views, principles and values. Give it your all because you take pride in what you do and because you don’t want to let others down, you will reap the benefits in good time.”

Are you a woman in business – what is your career advice for other women? Let us know in the comments section below.