Women in Treasury

Women in Treasury New York Forum 2016

Published: Oct 2016
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Driving Diversity: Treasury and finance professionals come together in New York to celebrate and champion diversity at the first US installation of the Treasury Today Women in Treasury Forum.


On Thursday October 6th over 130 senior financial professionals from across the US gathered in Midtown Manhattan to celebrate gender diversity at the inaugural US Treasury Today Women in Treasury Forum.

The forum was held at the sharp Intercontinental Barclay in the heart of Midtown. Featuring a superb line-up of industry leaders, the panellists shared valuable and personal insight on issues affecting many women and men working in our industry, whilst also offering decisive tips and practical advice for those in attendance. Our panellists were:

  • Diane Reyes, Group General Manager, Global Head of Global Liquidity and Cash Management, HSBC
  • Anita Prasad, General Manager, Treasury Capital Management, Microsoft
  • Maeve Robinson, Assistant Treasurer, Omnicom
  • Diane Schumaker-Krieg, Managing Director, Global Head of Research, Economics & Strategy, Wells Fargo

The session was facilitated by Sophie Jackson, Associate Group Publisher at Treasury Today. The discussion, defined by the open and honest views of the panel, offered many thoughtful insights into gender diversity in the US and globally, the progress that is being made and what more needs to be done. The varied and complementary backgrounds and professional achievements of the four women on stage inspired a broad spectrum of ideas and experiences which were shared with the audience.

Speaking about the success of this year’s panel, Sophie Jackson said, ‘It was an honour for Treasury Today to bring our Women in Treasury Forum to the US. Moderating such an accomplished panel from different industry sectors was a real privilege and we look forward to further developing our US platform.’

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A very enthusiastic and lively question and answer session followed the panel discussion, with many questions from the floor and valuable insights, experiences and opinions shared. Hearing about the paths these highly successful women had taken and the challenges they had encountered and overcome was truly inspiring. Overall the message was clear: we must work together, men and women, to conquer our unconscious bias and to drive diversity in our teams and companies.

Commenting about the Women in Treasury initiative and the success of this, most recent, event, Meg Coates, Associate Publisher EMEA and Americas, Treasury Today Group said: “It is fantastic to be able to bring our pioneering Women in Treasury programme to the US for the first time. We are overwhelmed with the positive response from the corporate professionals in the room and are excited to be championing diversity in our industry on a global stage.”

Treasury Today Women in Treasury Initiative

The Treasury Today Women in Treasury initiative recognises the importance of women in the corporate treasury profession and creates a means for women in treasury to communicate with one another; learn from each other and network in order to help each other.

Women need to be much more visible in their roles, both inside and outside of their organisation. Men and women need to come together to celebrate diversity in all its forms and move the conversation forward.

Platforms such as the Women in Treasury Forum are an integral part of this path to diversity. Our Women in Treasury Forums are hosted in Asia, Europe and the US, and our initiative also comprises:

To learn more about the Treasury Today Women in Treasury initiative please visit treasurytoday.com/women-in-treasury/2016

Media contacts:
Meg Coates
Associate Publisher EMEA and the Americas
Treasury Today Group
Lisa Bigley
Global Head of Events
Treasury Today Group

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