Women in Treasury US Forum 2023

Women in Treasury US Forum 2023 panellist group photo

We were absolutely thrilled to reunite with our US community to host our final Women in Treasury Forum of the year, which took place at the distinctly elegant Midtown Loft & Terrace in New York on Thursday 12th October.

The forum opened at noon with a spirited networking reception which included a short welcome from Meg Coates, Joint Publisher & Head of Operations at Treasury Today Group.

Guests were accompanied to the stunning Loft where a thought-provoking fireside chat with our guest speaker Andrea Amozurrutia Casillas, Finance and Sustainability Director at Grupo Herdez and Sophie Jackson, Joint Publisher & Head of Strategic Content at Treasury Today Group was held.

After appetisers were served, the highly anticipated Woman of the Year The Americas Awards were held. We were pleased to present the awards to our Overall Winner – Sheila Quintus, Vice President and Corporate Treasurer at Medtronic and our Highly Commended Winner – Andrea Amozurrutia Casillas.

After the award presentation, our lively and inspirational panel discussion took place with our key industry speakers:

  • Sheila Quintus – Vice President and Corporate Treasurer, Medtronic
  • Jayna Bundy – General Manager of Procurement, Microsoft
  • Laide Majiyagbe – Global Head of Financing and Liquidity, BNY Mellon
  • Jennifer Acosta – Managing Director, Global Head of Media and Telecom and North America Enterprise Technology, J.P. Morgan

Moderated by Sophie they discussed the challenges and key issues surrounding gender equity and career progression in the industry.

This was followed by an animated Q&A session, giving guests the chance to share their own experiences and pose questions to the panel, with a further opportunity to network afterwards.

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Guest speaker


Andrea Amozurrutia Casillas

Finance and Sustainability Director, Grupo Herdez

Treasury Today’s Woman of the Year The Americas – Highly Commended Winner 2023
Andrea Amozurrutia Casillas has developed most of her professional careerleading companies in the consumer sector in Mexico. She joined Grupo Herdez in 2010 and currently leads the finance, sustainability and corporate communication areas. In addition to her leadership role within the company, in terms of diversity and inclusion, Andrea has created various initiatives to promote equality for women with a particular focus on finance as a mechanism to equalise gender conditions. In March 2022, Andrea became the first Latin American woman to join the United Nations Global Compact CFO Coalition for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a working group whose aim is to align financial resources to the SDGs.

US 2023 panellists


Sheila Quintus

Vice President and Corporate Treasurer, Medtronic

Treasury Today’s Woman of the Year The Americas – Overall Winner 2023
Sheila Quintus is Vice President and Corporate Treasurer at Medtronic – the world’s leading medical technology company. In this role, Sheila is responsible for global financing, capital structure, cash and investments and foreign currency risk management. Sheila holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA in finance. She is also a Six Sigma “Green Belt.” Sheila serves on the board of the Urban League Twin Cities and is a regular volunteer of various non-profit organisations, including My Very Own Bed, Al-Maa’uun and Sharing and Caring Hands in Minneapolis. She is the Executive Sponsor of the Medtronic Muslim and Friends and Twin Cities chapter Employee Resource Group (ERG), as well as member of the African Descent Network and Women’s Network ERGs.


Jayna Bundy

General Manager of Procurement, Microsoft

Jayna Bundy joined Microsoft in 2005 and is General Manager of Procurement. Jayna moved to Procurement from Global Treasury and Financial Services and is now responsible for nearly US$30bn of supplier purchases of goods and services annually with a focus on competitive sourcing and contracting in a compliant and socially responsible manner. She is passionate about innovation, currently working on driving e-invoicing standards in the US through the Digital Business Network Alliance (DBNA). A champion of diversity and inclusion initiatives, Jayna is a sponsor of the Senior Women in Finance Team at Microsoft and in 2022, she received Treasury Today’s Highly Commended Woman of the Year award.


Laide Majiyagbe

Head of Financing and Liquidity, BNY Mellon

Laide Majiyagbe is Head of Financing and Liquidity within the Markets Division at BNY Mellon, and is responsible for the Global Securities Financing business, the Margin Services business, and the Global Liquidity Services (GLS) group. Within the role, Laide has various duties, such as developing innovative solutions for their clients’ financing, margin segregation and other collateral needs. Laide joined BNY Mellon in 2021, having spent 14 years at Goldman Sachs in a variety of roles, including positions within liquidity and collateral management. She also played a pivotal role in the design of several of Goldman Sachs’ post-crisis collateral management and optimisation tools. Laide holds a first-class degree (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Queen Mary University of London and is based in New York.


Jennifer Acosta

Managing Director, Global Head of Media and Telecom and North America Enterprise Technology, J.P. Morgan

Jennifer Acosta is Managing Director and Industry Head for the Technology, Media and Telecom sectors of Large Corporate Treasury Services. Jennifer manages her team’s sales strategy and execution to drive end-to-end payments and liquidity solutions that support corporate clients’ needs, alongside personally managing some of the largest clients in this space. She is Co-Chair for Women-on-the-Move across the J.P. Morgan Payments franchise and remains passionate about advancing career mobility and diversity. Jennifer has been with J.P. Morgan for 14 years. Prior to joining, Jennifer spent 15 years at GE Commercial Finance in sales leadership and relationship management roles.

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