BAFT, the leading global financial services association for international transaction banking, has launched its Women in Transaction Banking (WTB) initiative during its 2024 Global Annual Meeting in Orlando.

The BAFT WTB initiative was established to promote gender diversity and inclusion within the transaction banking industry. The program, which aims to foster an environment where women can thrive and excel, will provide a platform for networking, mentorship, and professional development opportunities tailored specifically for women in transaction banking.

“At BAFT, we recognize the importance of gender diversity in driving innovation and success in the transaction banking sector,” said Deepa Sinha, vice president, payments & financial crimes, BAFT. “The launch of the Women in Transaction Banking initiative reaffirms our dedication to advancing the careers of women professionals in our industry and creating a more inclusive and equitable future.”

The program’s unveiling was held during the BAFT Global Annual Meeting, as it brings together industry leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders from around the world to discuss the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in transaction banking.

As part of the WTB initiative, BAFT will organize a series of networking events, webinars, and a robust mentorship program designed to connect women in transaction banking and enhance their industry-relevant skills. Additionally, WTB will collaborate with member institutions and industry partners to drive meaningful change and promote gender equality throughout the transaction banking ecosystem.

“We are excited to launch the Women in Transaction Banking initiative and look forward to working closely with our members and partners to advance the representation and leadership of women in our industry,” Sinha said.