ICMA Women's Network
 

An international network for women in capital market

IWN provides an impartial and open forum to discuss issues relevant to professional women in the international capital market and gives members the opportunity to build their network and focus on their career progression.

IWN is designed for women at the intermediate stages of their career: the ‘pipeline’ into senior management. It is open to all employees of ICMA member firms around the world, now involving nearly 1000 individuals and growing all the time.

 
IWN is unique in that it is:

• Debt capital markets focused

• Linked to ICMA’s established network of contacts in different countries

• Open to all members of ICMA (irrespective of gender)
IWN holds networking events throughout the year in the main financial centres of Europe, usually focused around themes related to career development in capital markets.

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The current composition of the ICMA Women's Network Steering Committee is as follows:

  • Hayley Basterfield, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Regula Berger, Zürcher Kantonalbank
  • Kate Craven       
  • Jennifer Cresswell, Allen & Overy LLP       
  • Fiona Kowalyk, Barclays    
  • Reiko Masada, Citigroup Global Markets Limited
  • Nathalie Masset, Euronext Paris SA
  • Camille McKelvey, Trax Markets
  • Delphine Mourot, Morgan Stanley & Co. International PLC         
  • Jacqueline Steven, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 

 




ICMA Women's Network: Bouncing back – developing resilience at work
London, 15 June 2016





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Resilience is often cited as the key attribute of successful business people, and it has never been more important than in the current market environment. Delegates joined us for after work drinks and heard professional resilience coach, psychologist and author Jane Clarke of Nicholson McBride explain the importance of resilience in a professional context, how it can help you to handle difficult situations and setbacks and, most importantly, how to develop resilience.

Jane’s presentation was followed by structured networking, giving you the opportunity to network with senior figures in the debt capital market from across the ICMA and Lloyds network.

Jane Clarke is an author of four books, – Savvy, Resilience, Office Politics and Wired Working – and also a frequent contributor to journals and newspapers, appearing many times on radio and TV. Jane spent her early career in the insurance industry as an underwriter. Having completed her MBA, she moved into consultancy, working on programmes related to customer focus, business processes, marketing and communications, management information systems and employee development. Jane joined Nicholson McBride in 1993 and has broad experience of working with individuals, teams and organisations.

This event was hosted by Lloyds Bank Capital Markets.





ICMA Women's Network: Starting Out
Zurich, 7 June 2016


ICMA Women’s Network in Zurich held its first event, ‘Starting out’ on 7 June 2016.

A panel of inspirational industry figures discussed where their careers in financial services began, the challenges they faced as they progressed and the advice they would offer their younger selves. The panel session was followed by drinks and focused networking. This panel was moderated by Nancy Pham, UBS, EMEA e-Distribution, FX, Rates and Credit. Panellists included:
  • Veronique Dersy, ABB Ltd, Head of Capital Markets
  • Nannette Hechler-Fayd’herbe, Credit Suisse, Managing Director and Head of Investment Strategy, Credit Suisse International Wealth Management
  • Susanne Kundert, LGT Capital Partners, Head Credit & Sustainability Fixed Income Portfolio Management
  • Martine Wehlen-Bode, UBS Global Asset Management, Portfolio Manager and Head of Euro Corporate Strategy

This event was hosted by UBS.







IWN France region launch event: Are women not putting themselves forward as candidates: Myth or reality?
Paris, 19 April 2016

ICMA members were invited to the launch event of the France Committee of ICMA Women's Network: Are women not putting themselves forward as candidates: Myth or reality?, to share experience and advice with inspirational people on women’s self-confidence and career progression.
 
The event focused on practical tips for getting yourself and your ideas noticed at work and for making a positive impact when interacting with colleagues and clients, all in the context of career development in financial services.
 
The conference started with a panel discussion with senior industry figures who shared their own experiences and successful strategies that helped them to progress their careers. This debate was followed by a presentation on “the superiority of women in reading non-verbal communication and how to transform your intuitions into certainties” delivered by Marwan Mery, Co-Founder of ADN Group, Professional Negotiator and Expert in Lie Detection.
 
The presentation was followed by “speed mentoring” sessions and a networking reception.








IWN Winter Event: ‘Speaking up - getting your voice heard’
London, 12 November 2015




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ICMA members were invited to ‘Speaking up - getting your voice heard’, the ICMA Women’s Network winter event in London.

The event focused on practical tips for getting yourself and your ideas noticed at work and for making a positive impact when interacting with colleagues and clients, all in the context of career development in capital markets.

A panel discussion featuring Diana Chan, European Central Counterparty N.V., Nannette Hechler-Fayd’herbe, Credit Suisse and Spencer Lake, HSBC Bank kicked off the event. This was followed by an interactive session with Impact Coach Esther Stanhope





IWN Summer Event: Reaching Out
London, 23 June 2015




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The IWN’s summer event focused on developing and communicating your personal brand. A keynote speech was provided by Kathleen Hughes Managing Director; Head of Global Liquidity Sales and European Institutional Sales at Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
 
Following the speech, focused networking took place at a drinks reception hosted by the speakers and other senior members of the IWN.




IWN Workshop: Practical tips for networking with Miranda Brawn
London, 21 April 2015


Developing a strong professional network is particularly important as we progress through our careers. At this IWN workshop, attendees learned practical tips for networking effectively, including how to reach outside your comfort zone and approach people you don’t know  to develop the mentoring and sponsoring relationships which can positively affect your career development.

Miranda Brawn is director of legal and transaction management at Daiwa Capital Markets. In a 20 year City career she has worked at a number of  major investment banks in roles ranging from operations to roles in senior middle office management and front office as a derivatives sales trader. As a passionate advocate for diversity, Miranda  has been extremely committed to networking, mentoring, and sponsorship initiatives throughout her entire career and now serves on several  boards and committees within the City of London, such as the City Women Network Professional Development Committee, Women in Banking and Finance Governance Committee and the Association of Women Barristers.




IWN Inaugural Event
London, 26 November 2014




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