London – 31 August 2018 – 100 Women in Finance (“100WF”), a global network of professionals in the finance and alternative investment industries, will launch its Dublin NextGen group at a reception on 27 September 2018 at The Royal Hibernian Academy with Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex GCVO, Global Ambassador of 100WF’s Next Generation initiatives, and keynote speaker Fiona Gallagher, Managing Director, Global Head of Securities Services and Chief Country Officer for Ireland at Deutsche Bank. On 28 September, Her Royal Highness will attend a 100WF Next Generation initiative round table meeting for female students at Trinity College Dublin.
Amanda Pullinger, Chief Executive Officer of 100 Women in Finance, said: “HRH The Countess of Wessex is a strong advocate for professional women globally. Through Her Royal Highness’s visit to 100WF’s Dublin location, we raise the visibility of the work 100WF is doing in Dublin and globally to empower women in our industry and open doors for them. We will continue to foster the discussion amongst our members globally on best practices, as well as growing additional support from our industry partners, so that we can meet our goal of inspiring more young women to enter our industry and all women wherever they are on their career journey in our industry to progress and succeed. 100WF’s work is made possible by our committees of dedicated volunteers and our industry sponsors.”
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.
About Global Ambassador of 100WF’s Next Generation initiatives
Since November 2015, HRH The Countess of Wessex has been Global Ambassador of 100 Women in Finance’s Next Generation initiatives and has represented 100WF’s Next Generation initiatives as she has traveled to several of 100WF’s locations around the world. As Global Ambassador, HRH serves as an advocate for increased diversity in the financial services industry, and for raising the industry’s visibility and appeal as young women consider career paths. The Countess has also participated in conversations in which she can share 100WF’s global knowledge of best practices around cultivating interest and engagement from the next generation of women entering the industry.