ICMA Women's Network

Presentation of Jennifer Cresswell, Allen & Overy LLP, Member of IWN Steering Committee at the ICMA Annual General Meeting in Stockholm, May 16, 2019

An international network for women in capital markets

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 over 2,000 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.

For more information on how you can access and take advantage of ICMA’s services, please contact ICMAwomensnetwork@icmagroup.org.


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The current composition of the ICMA Women's Network Steering Committee is as follows:
  • Hayley Basterfield, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Carla Brennan, Morgan Stanley & Co. International PLC         
  • Kate Craven       
  • Jennifer Cresswell, Allen & Overy LLP
  • Sandra de las Cavadas Quevedo, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.      
  • Fiona Kowalyk, Barclays    
  • Nathalie Masset, Euronext Paris SA
  • Camille McKelvey, MarketAxess Europe Limited
  • Jacqueline Steven, Bank of America Merrill Lynch




More events coming soon.
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ICMA Women's Network: Resiliencia – la clave del éxito, Madrid, 11 febrero 2020
Con la colaboración de Bankia y Santander

Nos referimos a la resiliencia como una cualidad necesaria para lograr el éxito y en tiempos cambiantes como los que vivimos esta cualidad es cada vez más importante. ICMA Women’s Network organizó una sesión de análisis y networking durante la cual profundizamos en el concepto de resiliencia y descubrimos qué herramientas tenemos para desarrollarla y cómo puede ayudarnos a alcanzar nuestros objetivos. Continuamos con un panel de profesionales de la industria que compartieron con nosotros sus experiencias y cómo la resiliencia les ha ayudado en sus carreras.

Al finalizar hubo una recepción con bebidas y networking con los panelistas y otros profesionales de los mercados que son miembros de ICMA.

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ICMA Women's Network - Gender Lens Investing: A fresh perspective, London, 20 November 2019

ICMA members joined us at our autumn event “Gender Lens Investing: A fresh perspective” in London. Speakers from the asset management and investment industry gave their insights into how the diversity agenda is impacting investment strategy and business practices. They addressed how altering investor behaviour has the potential to effect meaningful change in the financial markets and discuss how this can drive forward diversity and inclusion in the economy.

Speakers included:
  • Anne Tolmunen, Fund Manager of AXA WF Framlington Women Empowerment
  • Julia Rees, Vice President, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
  • Amy Clarke, Co-Founder & Chief Impact Officer, TRIBE
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ICMA Women's Network: Mental health in the workplace, London, 5 June 2019

Hosted by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

ICMA organised a summer event to focus on the importance of safeguarding mental health particularly in the challenging environment of financial markets. Attendees learned more about about the importance of these issues at this summer which focused on mental health in the challenging environment of financial markets. Hosted by the ICMA Women’s Network, the event was open toall  ICMA members irrespective of gender. We were joined by the following speakers in a fireside chat discussing the stigma which still exists around mental health in city workplaces, explaining the resources and support that are available and how to maintain mental wellbeing.

Poppy Jaman OBE
Poppy helped to found the City Mental Health Alliance in 2013 and has been CEO since 2015. As CEO, she works with senior business leaders from across the City to achieve their shared vision of creating workplaces where mental health is no longer stigmatised, but instead is treated in the same way as physical health. She wants employers to support employees in maintaining their mental wellbeing, leading to more sustainable workplaces where people can flourish.

Joanne Theodoulou
Joanne is the General Counsel and Company Secretary of Simply Business, the UK’s largest business insurance provider. Joanne sits on the Board of Trustees of Mind, the UK's leading mental health charity. Mind provides advice and support for anyone experiencing a mental health problem - campaigning to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Joanne brings to her board role a compassionate understanding based on experience, and with it the vital message of hope.

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