Saturday 13th June 2009
Having more women at the top levels of banking continues to make global news. The financial fallout underscores the importance of having women represented at both senior management levels and as more than just token numbers on those financial institution’s Board of Directors.
Banks Must Make Gender Balance a Priority to Avoid Another Fall – Article by Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, CEO, 20-first
It’s time to move beyond the “Lehman Sisters would have survived” argument. This suggested that if women had been in charge, the banks would not have fallen into crisis in 2008. Click here to read more…
CEO’s Who “Get It”: Kundapur Vaman Kamath, ICICI Bank
As the head of ICICI Bank for over ten years, MD & CEO Kundapur Vaman Kamath has plenty of lessons to teach managers. Here are some:
Click here to read more…
Welcome Nordea Bank!
Our Summit committee is in the early stages of developing the program for our Summit in Singapore in October, 2009. Please take a moment of your time to send us your thoughts to the questions on the right hand column. It is your input that will shape the programs that will give you the most value. Our continued thanks to our host bank, Standard Chartered.
I wish you all continued success in your ongoing endeavors.
Head of Women’s Markets
Westpac Banking Corporation
GBA Board Chair
Barbara Mowat, President
Impact Communications Limited
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Barbara Mowat is one of our longest term Advisory Board members and she has been with us from the early days. We thank her sincerely for her dedication and advice to help shape the GBA for Women and for her recruiting new members.
Barbara Mowat is well known and recognized as an international business development and trade specialist.
She is the founder of Impact Communications Limited, a multi-faceted consulting company that provides clients with expertise in three major activity areas: management training and consulting; writing of training and business guides and materials; and, international product, business and market development for the global marketplace, including creating and producing trade shows, conferences, forums, and trade missions.
Barb created the well-respected Uniquely Programs that helped entrepreneurs access the global marketplace. She is an international leader in the development of SME enterprises, with a special emphasis on women. Barbara has facilitated trade throughout Canada, South East Asia, USA, South America, Europe, Afghanistan, India and Africa.
Her achievements were acknowledged with the prestigious Canadian Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Impact on the Local Economy. She was the founder and Publisher of Home Business Report, the first Canadian national newsstand magazine for micro-enterprises. She is also the founder and Chapter Chair in Vancouver for 2 chapters of Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO).
“For over 20 years, my message has always been that access to markets is key to the success of all businesses. Trade coupled with access to finance and prudent management skills builds a lasting business.”
Question 1. Is there a particular topic you would like to have featured?
Question 2. Would you like to participate in a member matching session which will allow you to have in-depth discussion on a topic of your choosing?
Question 3. What is the most valuable reason for you to attend the Summit ?