In a world where the women at C-level have only just exceeded people named John at the C-level, Salary finance start-up SAVii walks the DEI talk with new leadership grown from within their own ranks.
SINGAPORE, June 06, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — In a world where the women at C-level have only just exceeded people named John at the C-level, Salary finance start-up SAVii walks the DEI talk with new leadership grown from within their own ranks.
Recent performance reviews at SAVii have resulted in promotions filling 3 of 6 c-suite roles with women from within the organization. Gender parity in the SAVii c-suite is a manifestation of SAVii’s culture. That energy has powered their growth to service half a million employee customers with safe financial products that help them achieve their life goals.
“Diversity, Equity and inclusion are such an integral element of SAVii’s meritocracy that it’s really just a matter of course.” Chief People Officer Ice Mangcoy explains. “We work to give everyone the license to dare, and that in turn creates an atmosphere of psychological safety, where we want our employees to bring their whole self to work, and contribute in their own unique way.” She adds.
Founder and CEO Liam Grealish brought culture forward as a priority when he convinced then- advisor Benoit Portoleau-Balloy, (former Head of Global Sales at France’s second unicorn Criteo) to join the SAVii team full time and reboot the company culture in 2019. “With Benoit’s guidance, we invested in the infrastructure necessary to empower each SAViier to take risks and champion growth and innovation.” Grealish says.
“There is no successful organization without great people- As a fast growing company, we value initiative and allow people to make mistakes.” Co-founder Portoleau-Balloy describes. “We believe that excellence is an attitude and we have no preconceived ideas of what a leader ‘should be’. We are a meritocratic organization that rewards hard work and critical thinking, regardless of age, gender or origin.”
Over 10% of SAVii employees have been promoted annually since 2021 as the firm expands their service ecosystem and continues to scale up with a startup mindset. They achieved profitability despite the global atmosphere of economic uncertainty this year.
“It’s very meaningful to make an impact not only with our clients and customers’ lives, but also within the SAVii family, where we will continue to groom young talent into the next generation of leaders.” Grealish says of the future.
SAVii Asia, a firm founded in 2017, noticed a need to provide employees with no prior access to formal credit (the typical prey of harmful alternative lenders) with a secure and inexpensive formal lending option. In addition to financial services, the SAVii platform offers financial education and mental health awareness programs. SAVii’s financial services aim to improve employee satisfaction and reduce workplace stress, producing a resilient workforce that can maintain attention and engagement, which benefits the company. Our 100+ corporate employer partners get data insight that can help manage attrition and unlock engaged, productive employees. We support over 420,000 employees with safe, convenient, and affordable loans, advances, and mental health support. Connect with us on [email protected] or find out more at https://savii.io/ph.
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