London – 2 February 2023 – 100 Women in Finance (100WF), a global finance industry organization, announced today that Carolanne Minashi, Global Head of Inclusion at HSBC, will receive its 2023 EMEA Industry Leadership Award. The Award is presented annually in recognition of exemplary professional talent, business ethics and passion for investing that further define and advance the industry’s standards of excellence. Ms. Minashi will be honored for this achievement at the 100WF Gala on March 7th at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Carolanne Minashi is the Global Head of Inclusion at HSBC and is based in London. She is a renowned D&I expert with a deep track record of making a measurable impact. Throughout her career, she has held leadership roles in Talent Management, Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Employee Relations and Health & Wellbeing. Prior to joining HSBC in 2021, Carolanne was Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at UBS and previously, she was at Citi where she started her career. Carolanne is a member of the Women’s Leadership Board at the Harvard Kennedy School and a member of the European Advisory Board for Catalyst, a leading organization focused on accelerating female progression in the workplace. Carolanne is currently researching the impact of the Menopause on Women in Senior Leadership positions, and how women can prepare for and tackle it alongside highly demanding senior roles. Outside of work, Carolanne and her husband Mark live in Hertfordshire, where they have 4 children and have an informally adopted a 5th who is a child survivor of the Rwandan genocide. She is a member and student of the Royal School of Needlework based at Hampton Court Palace.
“Carolanne’s passion for and approach to driving real change in the area of DE&I are inspiring and serve as a reminder that we can shift the demographics.” said Amanda Pullinger, CEO of 100WF. She continued, “We are delighted to recognize Carolanne with this award. Her leadership roles inside and out of her professional career show true commitment to effecting change, and ultimately achieving Vision 30/40.”
“I am so honoured to be recognised by 100 Women in Finance with the 2023 EMEA Industry Leadership Award,” expressed Carolanne. She further commented, “I share their passion for building a brighter future for all women in our industry and those who are yet to arrive. Throughout my career we have made significant progress yet there is still so much to be done. The next chapter in our story will require leadership, tenacity and creativity. 100 Women in Finance plays a unique role in connecting and empowering women across the industry providing a powerful network and learning opportunities that support precious career development.”
To view past 100WF Industry Leadership Award honorees, please see here.
100WF London Gala – 7 March 2023
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