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  • A more level playing field

    Linda Hutchison, executive director, institutional sales, and Anne McLeod, head of agency origination, at Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) in Sydney, talk about their careers in finance and how gender equality has changed over this time as well as how the pandemic-induced shift to working from home could help further level the playing field.
  • Banking on leadership

    The bank treasury function typically remains a male-dominated realm globally – especially at executive level. TD Bank (TD)’s Toronto-based executive vice president, treasury, corporate development and strategic sourcing, Barbara Hooper, is an exception, providing the bank with experience and perspective on treasury, leadership and diversity that few other global institutions can count on.
  • BNY: Engagement within and beyond the walls

    BNY Mellon’s initiatives to promote workplace gender diversity and inclusivity involve wide-ranging internal and tangible external engagement. Two of the company’s senior executives in the Asia-Pacific region, Anna O’Sullivan and Lauren Stewart, discuss the programmes and their aims to tackle systemic societal issues.
  • Diversity and inclusion a staple at Westpac

    Three Sydney-based members of Westpac Institutional Bank (WIB)’s debt capital markets team speak to KangaNews about diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the Westpac group. They are Debbie Connelly, managing director and head of corporate and institutional origination and distribution, Eliza Mathews, director, sustainable finance, and Michelle Smith, associate director, corporate sales.
  • Diversity as a way of life

    While women make up more than 50 per cent of law students and graduate lawyers, they are underrepresented at partner level and in other senior legal roles. For many years, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has been committed to changing this.
  • Helping communities to thrive

    ANZ’s purpose is to shape a world where people and communities thrive. The bank’s approach to diversity and inclusion is one way it brings this purpose to life, enabling the social and economic participation of all its stakeholders – customers, employees, and the wider community.
  • Leading by example

    Ashurst’s predominantly female capital-markets practice is testament to the firm’s strategy of increasing its number of female partners and leaders, and building its female talent pipeline. Three Ashurst partners, Caroline Smart and Jennifer Schlosser in Sydney and Jini Lee in Hong Kong, share their experiences.
  • Profiles of key women’s networks in Australia

    Professional networks play a central role in promoting the role of women in capital markets. They offer support, mentoring, advice and connections to individuals while also promoting female voices externally, including in the media and other public forums. KangaNews has collated and is sharing information on some of the most influential network groups active in the Australian capital market today.
  • Roundtable discussion: Women in Banking and Finance

    The COVID-19 crisis is having a profound impact across economies, markets and societies. ANZ and KangaNews, in association with Women in Banking and Finance, hosted business and market leaders to talk through the response so far and the wide-reaching nature of future changes.
  • Roundtable discussion: Women in Securitisation

    The Australian securitisation industry has been at the front line of market evolution, from its position at the eye of the financial-crisis storm to the proactive role played by the Australian Securitisation Forum (ASF)’s Women in Securitisation (WIS) subcommittee.
  • Roundtable discussion: Women in Sustainable Finance

    The sustainable-finance sector has grown exponentially in the past decade. As part of the Women in Sustainable Finance initiative, Westpac Institutional Bank and KangaNews brought together Australian and global experts to discuss the market in 2020 and beyond.
  • Roundtable discussion: Women in Treasury

    The circumstances of 2020 have put particular pressure on corporate treasuries. Where the financial crisis was spawned – and, in Australia’s case, largely remained – in financial markets, COVID-19 rapidly developed from a public-health emergency into the greatest shock the real economy has seen in lifetimes. 
  • Why the KangaNews WICM Yearbook?

    The first-ever KangaNews Women in Capital Markets (WICM) Yearbook is being published during a pandemic. This crisis has turned on its head almost everything we – rightly or wrongly – recognised as a way of life before. While it is still unclear which COVID-19-induced changes will be permanent, there is greater opportunity for discussion about how we live and work. Gender inequality is high on the register.
  • Women in Capital Markets Survey: signs of progress but more to be done at senior level

    The KangaNews Women in Capital Markets Survey (WICM Survey) is a centrepiece of the WICM Yearbook. Conducted in August, more than 150 women from across the Australian capital-markets landscape shared their views in response to a range of questions that highlight workplace gender diversity and the steps the industry can take to improve further.
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