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

 

 



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PAST EVENTS

ICMA Women's Network - Gender Lens Investing: A fresh perspective

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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ICMA Women’s Network: Starting out: Developing your career with confidence and leadership, Brussels, 27 February 2019
Hosted by ING

For the inaugural Brussels event of the ICMA Women's Network, Kay Swinburne MEP joined us to discuss her career path, the barriers she encountered along the way and how she has managed to navigate a successful career firstly in investment banking, and secondly as a Member of the European Parliament.

This was followed by a panel discussion, during which the moderator (Chris Muyldermans, Counsel, EU Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs, KBV Group NV) asked the panellists (among them, Juliette Kennel, Head of Securities and FX Markets at SWIFT and Krista Baetens, CRO and Executive Board Member ING Belgium SA) to share their insights into the topic of gender inclusion, and consider what needs to change in order to create the optimal conditions for women in finance to succeed. In the context of current working environments, the panellists discussed the effects of unconscious bias on career progression and networking, and what tools women need to nurture their career progression and best position themselves to develop leadership skills.

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ICMA Women’s Network: Starting out, Hong Kong, 27 February 2019
Hosted by Clifford Chance

This inaugural event in Asia of the ICMA Women's Network featured inspirational industry figures discussing where their careers began, the barriers they encountered as they progressed and how they adapted to succeed. In the context of current working environments, they considered what tools women can use to nurture their career progression and best position themselves to develop leadership skills, imparting practical tips along the way for boosting confidence and raising profile.

The 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 holds networking events throughout the year in the main financial centres of Europe, usually focused around themes related to career development in capital markets; these are open to all employees from ICMA member firms, regardless of gender.

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ICMA Women’s Network Event: Quand les femmes investissent la haute fonction publique, Paris, 4 février 2019
En partenariat avec la Banque de France

10 ans après la crise financière, la reconfiguration du système financier s’accompagne d’une évolution de la culture des institutions : le souci d’une plus grande diversité (en particulier au sein du senior management) ou encore l’intérêt pour la finance durable sont des signes parmi d’autres d’une prise de conscience de la responsabilité de la finance dans les enjeux économiques et sociétaux. Dans le même temps, de nouvelles menaces émergent : montée des populismes, affaiblissement du multilatéralisme, etc.

Trois femmes assumant des responsabilités de tout premier plan dans l’administration française sont venues exposer leurs réflexions face à ces évolutions.

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ICMA Women’s Network: Building a career path with leadership and confidence, Copenhagen, 16 January 2019
Hosted by Nordea

Common expectations required of women in the workplace include doing one’s best at everything, doing the right thing, trying to please everyone, not causing trouble, etc. But ultimately, are these expectations holding us back, leading to unfulfilled careers and wasted potential? Of course it is important to do one’s best and maintain values, but in career terms, maybe it’s time we start to think laterally. Drawing from her own career path and imparting practical tips along the way, Stine Bosse will discussed how to go about displaying our potential leadership credentials without alienating people, how to gain the confidence to assert opinions, make difficult decisions and take risks, and how to nurture our ambition and harness it towards forging a successful career, without having to compromise on integrity and individuality.

Stine Bosse is a Danish businesswoman with a global mindset. She has distinguished herself by her dedication to ambitious company goals, growth and sustainability and by the remarkable results she has achieved through strong leadership, clear governance and efficient turnarounds. Currently, Ms Bosse works full-time as board member in international orientated companies. She serves as director of the board in Allianz and TDC and as chairman of BankNordik, Tele Greenland and Nunaoil.

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