Malta Today: 100 Women Launches in Malta
October 24, 2016
You’re invited to 100WHF official launch to help make Malta a forum for women in this community to meet and learn from each other through educational events and other peer to peer opportunities.
“We firmly believe that creating equal opportunities for women in business is not only a question of gender equality, but also an economic priority” – Patrick J O Brien, EXANTE’s Communication Director.
When it comes to Malta, there is a flourishing investment community where women occupy positions in asset allocation, investment selection, due diligence, research, financial analysis, education and marketing. With this in mind, 100 Women in Hedge Funds launches its newest global hub in Valletta on November 1st 2016 and 100WF invites you to the official launch. Enjoy cocktails, canapes, network with colleagues and listen to keynote speakers, including Amanda Pullinger, CEO of 100WF. Ms. Pullinger will present a brief overview of the global organization, which now has more than 15,000 members worldwide in 21 locations, and an overview of upcoming events.
DATE: Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
TIME: 6:30 PM – Networking, cocktails, and canapés before and after session.
HOST: EXANTE Ltd.
LOCATION: Malta Chamber of Commerce, 64 Republic Street, Valletta, Malta
Gender disparities at the top of the corporate ladder have pushed European countries to create quotas for women on boards of publicly listed companies. Since Norway passed a law in 2003 mandating 40 percent representation of both men and women on the board of publicly listed companies, sixteen European countries have legislated similar reforms. Even where no legal requirements are in place, boards are under increasing pressure to appoint female directors. The European Commission has called on publicly listed companies to voluntarily commit to increasing the presence of women on boards to 30 percent by 2015 and 40 percent by 2020 among non-executive directors by actively recruiting qualified women.
Without doubt, there has been significant effort and investment in attracting more women to financial services and in developing more of them into leaders. Many organizations have initiated recruiting, networking, sponsorship and training programs targeted specifically at women and improving equal opportunity. Moving financial services firms towards gender balance requires a mix of bolder structural solutions and more profound underlying cultural change.
Participants will help make Malta a forum for women in this community to meet and learn from each other through educational events and other peer to peer opportunities.