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Please find below all of the events we have run since 2019, many of which have useful handout notes with a summary of points from each event and check back regularly to see any upcoming events.

December event:

A CELEBRATION OF OUR NETWORK

14 December 2021, 6:00pm-8.00pm
Schroders, 1 London Wall Place, EC2Y 5AU

This event has now been postponed.

Introduction

EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL THE NEW YEAR DUE TO THE LATEST GOVERNMENT ADVICE
Women in Asset Servicing, thanks to support from Schroders, are delighted to announce an in-person event at 6pm on 14th December 2021. The event is a celebration of our network, our successes in 2020 and 2021. Including support from The Embark Group, numerous articles, our well-attended virtual events covering a range of topics and our wonderfully vibrant website.

It’s a great opportunity to meet each other in person again, to share a drink and a huge series of smiles.  We cannot wait to see as many of you who are able to be there.

Agenda 

  • Welcome – It’s been a long time since we’ve seen all our WiAS members, and it will be lovely to welcome you to our first live event in eighteen months.
  • Networking – We hope this went will give you a chance to catch up with other like-minded individuals who are equally concerned about social demographics in the workplace. Our two hours networking session will give to a chance to see some friendly faces and meet the new members of our network.

Places will be limited by the capacity of the venue and attendance will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  We will also create a waiting list and we would ask anyone who has registered to commit or to inform us if you are not able to attend within 48 hours of the event so that we might pass your ticket onto someone else.

We hope to see you for this exciting and informative event on the 14 December from 6pm-8pm!

Previous events

ESG: Engaging with The Investor, 23 September 2021

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors have become an increasingly important consideration for investors and the recent IPCC report on Climate Change highlighted the need for policymakers and consumers to act now.

Demystifying the Board – the role of the NED, 25 March 2021

Think of a board and a stereotype naturally springs to mind. But the world of business is changing fast and boards need to rapidly adapt to offer value and ethical best practice not only to shareholders but to the customers, communities and employees they serve. Achieving cognitive and behavioural diversity in the boardroom needs inclusive board recruitment processes that directly address the lack of gender, ethnic and often generational representation around the table.

The role of a board NED is often poorly understood and so at this event, Emma Berwick and her experienced panel demystifyed the board and explained the opportunities that exist for the many.

Further reading.

Women in technology, 23 June 2021

On Wednesday 23 June Dominic King, Senior Principal, from Accenture Research, shared his insights on gender parity within the technology sector, which was followed by a lively discussion with our experienced panellists: Naomi Masterston (panel chair), Discovery Lead and Trade SME Transaction service, Northern Trust, Dominic King, Alison Pain, Chief Technology Officer, Northern Trust and Adam Belding, Chief Technology Officer, Calastone.

Watch the recorded event.

Bridging the Racial Gap, 15 December 2020

We were delighted to hear from Connie Lindsey from Northern Trust and Chimmy Ngoma from Calastone, who shared their stories with us on what it is like to be black women in our industry.  Connie gave us a wonderful overview and history, including the key things that we could take responsibility for ourselves to help change the dial.  Chimmy talked to her own personal and work experiences and her hopes for the future.  Chimmy also shared a range of resources with us here.

Remote working sponsored by Northern Trust, 09 July 2020

WiAS and Northern Trust came together at the height of the COVID19 pandemic to discuss how to keep up your profile whilst working from home.  Gone are the days of face to face networking and we moved to the world of the virtual meeting and daily video calls.  Spontaneity has gone out of the window, but it doesn’t mean that you cannot keep up your relationships and drive forward your career.  Catherine Duffy from Northern Trust in interview with Kate Webber discussed how our members could help themselves during this time, to put their best foot forward and not to forget about their careers, including tips from regular virtual meetings to increase your network, to preparing for meetings and presenting your best self.

Careers don’t go in straight lines – hosted by Schroders, 5 March 2020

Maggie Craig, John Cowan, Penny Biggs and Michael Akinwotu all shared their career stories with us, the highs and the not so highs and what they have learnt along the way.  The stories helped us to consider how careers are not linear but full of twists and turns which are exciting and sometimes challenging.

View event invite.

Negotiation Skills: working from home – The Gap Partnership, 11 June 2020

In our webinar, hosted by Laura Mann, WiAS member, Richard Jones from The Gap Partnership talked to us about how to maximise negotiations when working from home.

Two day workshop: Negotiation – Richard Jones, The Gap Partnership, December 2019

This two day workshop for a small number of WiAS members was a huge success with the participants learning a huge amount from Richard to take into their working and personal lives.

An introduction to negotiation – The Gap Partnership, 30 September 2019

Hosted by Laura Mann from WiAS and SEI, this event continued our theme of helping members to build confidence in their daily and working lives by understanding how to develop their negotiation skills through key tips and practical application.  The event was followed up by a two day workshop held in Northern Trust offices in December.

Increasing female diversity, 13 June 2019

Supported by Jenny Adams, the Global Executive Producer of Fund Forum International and Alison Campbell, a small number of delegates were given presentation training in the afternoon of 13 June, with Alison, to prepare them for a 2 minute pitch in front of the WiAS audience.  The participants benefited hugely from the training and got a rapturous response from the audience that evening.  Sponsored by Bravura at their offices in Broadgate, this event really helped the participants to find their voice.  Jenny provided them with complementary tickets to Funds Forum later that month where they spoke again, talking of their experiences.

Further reading.

Nurturing female talent - sponsored by Calastone, 6 February 2019

Our keynote speaker, Ann Roughead was joined by our panel, including Rose St Louise, Karen Zachary and Fiona Murden to discuss how to nurture female talent and share their own experiences.

Further reading.

Resources

Interview with Trish Hammett, Head of GDTA Operation Europe, HSBC

Interview with Ece Hanci, EMEA Senior Global Account Manager, Symphony

GC Stories: Kate Webber

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