I am very proud and pleased to see that there has been so much focus across the financial industry on gender equality. There has been a shift, you can see it in the institutions’ pipeline and in the institutions support in the growth of female talent
I consider everyone getting equal chances as essential. No matter what your gender, origin, religion or walk of life is
Working in a diverse environment has benefits for all. Mentalities are different and everyone benefits from the different approach that the other one brings. Having a diverse and inclusive workplace is a win-win.
"The financial sector has made considerable improvements over the years regarding gender and intergenerational diversity. As the sector is changing fast, it is also the moment to advocate for a well-managed multicultural diversity."
Linde Verheyden was still a rookie when she took her first steps into the world of finance. It turned out to be much more varied than she thought and so 24 years and several jobs later, she is still very happy there.
Emilie Jacqueroux, Director Channels & Customer Experience for Individuals at BNP Paribas Fortis
Double portrait of Khatleen Pauwels, BNP Paribas Fortis & Inge Donders, BNP Paribas Fortis
Go-to-market and Campaign Management Senior Officer at MeDirect
Financial Institutions & Financial Services Industry Champion at Marsh RM Belux
Chief HR Officer – Member of the Executive Board at BNP Paribas Fortis
Head of economic relations and outreach, in charge of ambassadorship for the NBB and networking in the financial-economic landscape throughout Belgium
Susan Beharrell is a Programme and Project Manager and co-chair of BNYM Brussels’ WIN (women in networking) group.
Isolde Antonsen, Branch Manager KBC Private Banking Vlaamse Ardennen
Sustainability & Reputation manager at AXA Belgium
Chief Counsel for Marsh in Europe
Vanessa is Compliance Councel at AG Insurance.
Wayra Andrea Villarroel Zambrana, Data Analytics Translator at BNP Paribas Fortis.
Liesbeth is Head of Marketing at Febelfin.
Coleet Vynckier is Head of prudential supervision on (re)insurance companies at NBB.
Ruth Verstraete has spent an exhilarating 20 years at DKV Belgium. Ruth, Chief Risk Financial Officer, shares her story of passion for risk management as a woman in finance.
Mounira Hached is Business Analyst at BNP Paribas Fortis.
Astrid Coppens has had a remarkable 22 years at SWIFT. Astrid, who is the Head of Tech Platform Readiness & Continuity, describes herself as an energetic and authentic leader. She has kindly shared her interesting story as a #WomanInFinance.
Katia Al Jbrail is a Regulatory Relations Process Manager at BNY Mellon. Katia shares her story of building confidence and close relationships in her ever fulfilling career field.
Our resident #WomenInFinance member, Claudia Roosen, is celebrating her 20+ years as a Relationship Executive at BNY Mellon. Claudia has shared with us her story of overcoming fears, such as the best-worst presentation of her life.
Bengi Erer, Director, is currently an internal Agile Coach at Euroclear. Throughout her 25 years in the finance industry, Bengi has encountered many learning opportunities through continuous change and openness to new occasions. Bengi shares her story with #WomenInFinance Belgium.
#WomenInFinance had the opportunity to interview ING’s very own Marie Parent. Marie is a Digital Marketeer, Customer Journey Expert and Customer Experience Specialist who values honesty and continuous learning. Marie has been energised throughout her career and shares a glimpse with us.
Great communicator. Highly empathetic. Networking pro. These are words that would best describe Jason-Louise Graham. She is a Project Mananger Talent and Learning at ING. As a #womaninfinance, Jason-Louise shares her story and her words of advice with us.
Euroclear’s very own Salomé Adjeme tells #WomenInFinance her story of her years working in the industry. Salomé, Collateral Account Manager and avid Oprah Winfrey fan, is also the Co - founder of the Women Empowering Academy and the Business Black Excellence Summit.
Our resident historian, Dana Brants is not your typical #WomanInFinance. Dana, who works as a Tribe Lead for Customer Interactions at SWIFT, tell us her unconventional story of how she made the switch from dreaming about being Indiana Jones to working in the banking industry.
From educating to banking, Isabelle Brees shares her story with #WomenInFinance as a newcomer to the banking world. Isabelle is a specialist CLT – KYC for Midcorporates and Institutionals at ING Belgium and she has gladly shared her anecdotes of her career change, and how she has grown in the finance sector.
Degroof Petercam’s, Kaatje Butlé shared her story as a tech-savvy “WomenInFinance”. Kaatje, the Chief Audit Executive, gives us insight on her ever-changing career, and important life lessons she has learned along the way.
#WomenInFinance Belgium’s very own Rosa Scappatura shares her story of jumping into the banking world straight on. Rosa, who is an Relationship Executive and Head of Corporate Trust Luxembourg at BNY Mellon, gives us her personal account about her courageous career in finance.
Alima Mamadou is an accountant as well as a Diversity and Inclusion Board Member at the National Bank of Belgium. Her advice for women working in the financial sector today? If you find yourself in a place where you don't fit at the table, create your own table. Disover her story here.
New week, new portrait! Fernanda Aspilche Ferro describes herself as an advocate for people with rare diseases. Curious? Discover the full interview here.
Each week we share a story of an inspiring woman working in the financial sector. First up: Antoinette d'Aspremont Lynden.
We regularly put one of our members in the spotlight. This time it is the turn of Valérie Urbain, CEO of Euroclear Bank. Discover her journey in the following video message.