Segpay Selected as Top Women-Led Businesses in Florida

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (July 6, 2022)Segpay, a pioneer in digital payment processing, announced today that the company and its CEO, Cathy Beardsley were selected as one of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Florida. The 2022 recognition was given by The Commonwealth Institute (TCI), a non-profit organization that propels women leaders to achieve professional and personal success, delivering positive impact within their businesses and communities.

“The organizations on this year’s diverse list are driving innovation across Florida and beyond with breakthroughs in product development, education and apprenticeship and new approaches in the delivery of clinical care and therapeutics. We are honored to recognize these 100 companies and the remarkable women who lead them,” said Jacqui Kiviat, Executive Director, TCI-FL.

For more than 17 years Segpay has provided merchants secure turnkey services to accept payments online with a guarantee that funds are always safe.  Through Segpay companies with no access to merchant bank accounts can rely on Segpay’s reputation and relationships with acquiring banks and card networks to provide turnkey solutions to accept online payments.

“When I started Segpay in 2005, it was on the premise that we were going to do things the right way which helped us earn the respect from our clients, acquires and card brands,” said Segpay CEO Cathy Beardsley.  “It’s such a special gift to be recognized for our hard work by our peers and the leaders at The Commonwealth Institute.”

The Top 100 Women-Led Business List is delivered by TCI and was analysed by accounting and consulting group Kaufman Rossin.  Nominees were selected through the 2022 Women-Led Business Survey which looked at trends, common concerns, innovation, customer benefits and opportunities.  According to TCI’s executive summary honourees demonstrated that they were powerful economic engines and were selected based on their support of diversity, equality, and inclusion and have programs supporting women’s leadership growth and include both women and people of color in leadership roles, both in management and on their boards.  Cathy Beardsley is ranked #39 on the 2022 list.

To read more about the 2022 Top 100 Women Led Businesses you can read the full report and list here.

About Segpay

Segpay is a pioneer in digital payment processing, offering custom solutions including payment facilitator, direct merchant accounts and secure gateway services.  The company specializes in online credit card processing for e-commerce and subscription services for global merchants.  Segpay provides secure turnkey solutions to accept online payments, with a guarantee that funds are always safe and protected with its proprietary Fraud Mitigation System™ and unmatched customer service and support.  For more information, visit


About The Commonwealth Institute (TCI)

The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) is a non-profit organization that works with women CEOs, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, sole proprietors, and the rising generation of women leaders to help them build successful businesses, organizations, and careers in Florida and Massachusetts. In short, TCI helps women in business achieve greater success! For 25 years, The Commonwealth Institute has provided insights, mentoring and inspiration to help women succeed on personal and professional levels, while propelling their organizations forward.

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