Women in Treasury

Women in Treasury London Forum 2017

Published: Sep 2017


Driving diversity: treasury and finance professionals come together in London to celebrate and champion women in treasury and equality for all.

On Thursday 14th September over 180 senior treasury professionals from throughout UK and Europe gathered at Plaisterers’ Hall in the City of London to celebrate diversity at our fifth Women in Treasury London Forum.

An inspirational line up of senior industry speakers shared their experiences and insights on a broad range of issues affecting many women and men working in treasury across the region, whilst also offering some valuable advice to the audience.

The panel featured:

  • Cornelia Hesse – Head of Controlling, BASF Global Finance Shared Services
  • Frances Hinden – VP, Treasury Operations, Shell International Ltd
  • Peter Lay – Head of Global Treasury, Oxfam
  • Sabine McIntosh – Managing Director, Global Head of Account Services, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi
  • Deborah Mur – Head of Global Liquidity and Cash Management, HSBC France

The discussion was facilitated by Sophie Jackson, Associate Group Publisher at Treasury Today Group. The lively and thought-provoking debate included topics such as mentoring, mobility and the value of building a strong and diverse team.

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Commenting about the Women in Treasury initiative and the success of this most recent event, Meg Coates, Associate Publisher EMEA and Americas, said ‘Our pioneering Women in Treasury initiative was established to support, inspire and raise the profile of women in our industry. Since its inception, the initiative has evolved to encompass a wider dialogue around diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity, and we are proud to be part of a movement that encourages and supports this essential progress. Together we can continue to push diversity forward in the world of corporate treasury.’

Following the panel discussion, a lively and enthusiastic question and answer session took place, with many questions and observations from the audience. This gave the panel the opportunity to share further insights from their own careers and the challenges they have faced and overcome.

Speaking about the success of this year’s panel, Sophie Jackson said “I’m delighted at this, our fifth Women in Treasury Forum in London, to see how far both our Women in Treasury initiative and the global dialogue around diversity and inclusion have come.”

Treasury Today Women in Treasury initiative

Treasury Today’s Women in Treasury initiative recognises the importance of equality and diversity across the corporate treasury profession and creates a means for women and men across the industry to communicate with one another, learn from each other and build relationships in order to help each other. Women need to be much more visible in their roles, both inside and outside of their organisations.

The Women in Treasury initiative seeks to offer a platform to make women more visible and to bring women and men together to discuss and celebrate diversity in the corporate space. As well as our forums, we also:

To learn more about Treasury Today’s Women in Treasury initiative please visit: treasurytoday.com/wit

Media contact:
Meg Coates
Associate Publisher EMEA and the Americas
Treasury Today Group

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