It's not in her job title, but PayPal's Jayashree Sundaresan is a technology leader as well as a people person. Personal success, she says, is to help others succeed – from guiding her engineers as Director of Global Operations Product Development, to mentoring women re-entering the tech world. It all starts with her relentless energy, which she applies to leading successful projects at work to exercising (she has a mean badminton game), to event planning in her community and even singing.
PayPal manager Heather Holcomb, a former U.S. Marine, knows how challenging re-entering civilian life can be while searching for the next career path. After spending four years in the military, Heather, 29, hoped her experience would be a straight shot to a job in communications technology. Unfortunately, she struggled to gain traction. Without a degree in applied technology or engineering, her hands-on experience didn’t seem to resonate with employers.
In 2015, there were 244 million international immigrants – the highest number ever recorded and up 12 million from 2013.[i] The 2016 numbers will no doubt be higher. Many immigrants move to new countries in search of a better life. Some are escaping poverty, war, or famine; others are seeking an education; and some simply want to start anew. These immigrants often sign a social contract with their families to send back money – remittances – for support or to invest in local opportunities.
PayPal announces intent to acquire TIO Networks, a cloud-based multi-channel bill payment processor.
"Dramatically improving how underbanked customers are treated when they need access to consumer financial services."
This is the vision statement of TIO Networks, the like-minded technology company that I’m excited to announce that PayPal has agreed to acquire. It is a vision that is entirely consistent with PayPal’s vision to democratize the financial system and enable those who are underserved to improve their financial health.
If the word “hacker” is mentioned in the opening words of a story, odds are your first thoughts are of a nefarious individual wearing a Guy Fawkes mask breaking into computer networks for personal gain. However, there are hackers in today’s world whose tech savvy actually helps people. These are the “white hat” hackers. Round them up for a two-day event to benefit nonprofit organizations and what you have is a hackathon.
Payments provider sees double-digit growth in contributions over 2015, with more than $971 million raised during the holiday season alone
SAN JOSE, Calif., January 10, 2017 /3BL Media/– PayPal reported 11 percent growth in charitable giving in 2016, processing $7.3 billion in contributions over the year, including more than $971 million raised during the holiday season alone. Proving that spirits really were brighter this holiday, the company announced today that 8 million PayPal users in 181 countries contributed $971,213,604 to 282,053 charities, making 2016 the biggest year for end-of-year donations with PayPal ever.
By Sean Milliken, Head of Global Social Innovation, PayPal
This year the #GivingTuesday movement turned five. Founded in 2012 by 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, this global day of giving has seen millions around the world unite to generously give their time and money to charitable causes. PayPal has been a lead supporter of the #GivingTuesday movement from the beginning, powering millions of donations on this day alone.
If there’s any one topic that people working in sustainability can agree, it’s that their sector has an identity problem.
Acronyms abound. EHS, ESG, CSR and CR are just a few. There are professionals who feel that Social Purpose or Shared Value address both human rights and environmental issues. But just as many execs are solidly in the Sustainability camp.
Blog by Premal Shah, President and Co-founder, Kiva
I joined PayPal as one of their first 50 employees in 2000 as a product manager. Little did I know that this job was going to lead me into my career as an social entrepreneur and that PayPal would be the company that helped make Kiva, a global nonprofit, possible.
In the early days of PayPal it was really just a group of strange geniuses. We were all a little weird, but it was really clear how intelligent and dedicated the team was to building a global payment service from the get go.