Women in Treasury

Women in Treasury London Forum 2018 press release

Published: Sep 2018

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

On Thursday 13th 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 sixth Women in Treasury London Forum.

Women in Treasury London Forum 2018 panellists group photo

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, whilst also offering some valuable advice to the audience.

The panel featured:

  • Séverine Le Blévennec – Director EMEA Treasury, Honeywell
  • Helen Hanby – ACMA, AMCT. Director, International Treasury, Biogen
  • Royston Da Costa – Assistant Group Treasurer, Ferguson plc
  • Barbara Patow – Global Head of Correspondent Banking, Global Banking & Markets, HSBC
  • Yeng Butler – Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Cash Business, State Street Global Advisors


The discussion was facilitated by Sophie Jackson, Joint Publisher & Head of Strategic Content 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.

Speaking about our Women in Treasury Initiative, Sophie Jackson said: “Over the six years since the initiative began we have seen such a shift in the mainstream cultural conscious, with companies across the board recognising a focus on diversity and inclusion as fundamentally important if they wish to be the successful businesses of the future.”

Following the panel discussion, a lively and enthusiastic open Q&A 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 our growing Women in Treasury community, Meg Coates, Joint Publisher & Head of Operations said: “Our community listens, supports and inspires each other in a number of different ways. Come join us.”

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

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