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100WF Announces Milestone of 1000th Event

March 27, 2019

March 27, 2019 (London) – Yesterday, 100 Women in Finance’s (“100WF”) 1000th education event since its founding in 2001 took place in London. The event, titled, “Leadership for Success” was hosted by UBS and was attended by approximately 250 members of 100WF and their guests from the financial services industry. UBS is a member of 100WF’s Leadership Council.

The session featured a moderated panel discussion between Ann Cairns, Vice Chairman, Mastercard, Diana Chan, Former Chief Executive Officer, EuroCCP, and Eva Lindholm, Head of Wealth Management UK and Jersey, UBS. Susan Payne, Chief Executive, Holistic Agricultural Investments Group Ltd, Africa and Executive Chairman, Emvest Agri Corp Ltd, Africa, moderated. Drawing on examples from their own careers, the panelists reflected on pivotal leadership events and constructive risk taking through predictable and unexpected challenges. They also discussed how formal policies and smart practices can advance women’s careers and drive organizational success.

Event panelists: Ann Cairns, Susan Payne (moderator), Diana Chan and Eva Lindholm

Event panelists: Ann Cairns, Susan Payne (moderator), Diana Chan and Eva Lindholm

This hallmark 100WF event represented both 100WF’s Education pillar and its strategic priority to make more publicly visible the achievements, expertise and insights of prominent female finance industry executives and investment professionals. 100WF works to build awareness of such women to help inspire the next generation of female finance industry professionals toward goals and roles that reflect their talents and ambitions.

Amanda Pullinger, 100WF CEO, stated, “The milestone of our 1000th event naturally prompts us to celebrate our achievements over the years, but even more so, to deeply reflect on our mission. Though 100WF has experienced extraordinary growth – in terms of the scale and diversity of our memberships, as well as our geographic reach – our most essential work remains focused on consistently delivering high-value programming and engagement opportunities that empower women in the finance industry at each career stage. We pledge that this will continue to be true at the occasion of our 2000th event.”

Ms. Pullinger further commented, “At this noteworthy time in 100WF’s history, I wish to acknowledge the commitment of our present and past Board and Advisory Council members, our Leadership Council and Global Angel members, our volunteer committee members in each of our 23 global locations, and 100WF’s staff.  The achievement of our 1000th event would simply never have been possible without their collective efforts.”

About 100 Women in Finance

100 Women in Finance is a global network of professionals in the finance and alternative investment industries working together to empower women at every stage of their careers. Through peer engagement, philanthropic, and educational initiatives, our more than 15,000 members are making connections and creating opportunities that help to advance careers and strengthen our field.

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