Hatstand celebrates and inspires women at its Women in Finance Event 2015
”If you don’t go after what you want, you will never have it. If you do not ask, the answer is always no. If you do not step forward, you are always in the same place.”
This quote by author Nora Roberts opened Hatstand’s second Women in Finance event, which was held in London this week.
Bringing together women across the financial industry, the aim of the event was to build a network of support for them. This year Muna Joseph, Vice President at JP Morgan Chase, Dr Alice Len, Academic at University College London and David Hughes, owner of film ad agency Synchronicity, provided inspirational talks about their own personal experience, what struggles they have encountered and how they overcame them. Delegates were then invited to put their questions to the panel via a Q&A session.
The presentations explored a range of topical issues, from the benefits working mothers experience from a return to the workplace; the impact of shared parental leave; and overcoming both the traditionally held conviction – and the associated emotions - that work and motherhood can’t be complementary to each other.
The Women in Finance event also explored gender equality in the workplace, and proposed that women don’t have to act, think, be, or behave, like men in the workplace to succeed.
Hatstand’s event was all about celebrating women in the workplace and we would like to thank the key speakers and delegates for such an interesting session. We look forward to next year’s event and if you’d like to learn how you can get involved in Hatstand’s Women in Finance event 2016, please contact us on +44 (0) 20 7423 5660 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.