2021 was a year of new challenges at Visa, but also one full of opportunities and celebration. We accomplished some incredible business wins and received numerous awards for the success of our people and our brand. We stayed connected with our colleagues through virtual events and activities, and even managed to get together in-person for fundraising activities like the Weekend to Conquer Cancer walk. We doubled down on supporting our community through local and global initiatives, like the She’s Next Grant Program. We joined the Coalition of Innovation Leaders Against Racism (CILAR), which supports diverse populations through mentorship opportunities and job training. We stayed focused on leadership development – 15 per cent of Visa Canada’s employees were either promoted or made a lateral move within Visa last year.
The awards we earned this year are a true recognition of these achievements. Below are some highlights.