Monday 24 June 2019

Women in finance group for new entrants


Sophie, Countess of Wessex
Sophie, Countess of Wessex
Samantha McCaughren

Samantha McCaughren

A sub-group of a global organisation representing women in finance was launched in Dublin last week aimed at supporting women with less then 10 years experience in the sector.

English royal Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, formally launched 100WF NextGen, part of 100 Women in Finance, last Thursday.

The global CEO of 100WF, Amanda Pullinger, said the organisation had been established to support women in an industry which is dominated by men. The global nature of financial services also means that having a network in cities around the world is very useful to women in the profession.

"With 100WF, women have a ready-made community when they land in a new location," said Pullinger.

The organisation has a three-pronged strategy - peer engagement, philanthropic activities, and educational initiatives.

Fiona Gallagher, Deutsche Bank managing director, global head of securities services and chief country officer for Ireland, also addressed the event, outlining how she had risen to a senior level in the industry.

Attendees included Bank of Ireland CEO Francesca McDonagh.

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