Trade Finance Global (TFG) is happy to announce this year’s 100 Women in Trade, Treasury & Payments (WITTP) Campaign

This years event is the biggest yet, showcasing over 100 women across the industry in recognition of International Women’s Day theme #EmbraceEquity – promoting gender equity across the globe by celebrating the careers, experiences, and achievements of women in international trade, treasury, and payments.

The WITTP campaign consists of both an exclusive in-person event, and an online campaign to launch over 100 Women in Trade.

The exclusive roundtable discussions and dinner were held at the prestigious Lansdowne Club in Mayfair, London. It was a monumental moment for the industry, as it brought together an all-female guest list of key figures to discuss the pressing issue of gender equity in international trade, treasury, and payments.

The event provided a platform for women to come together and discuss the key challenges they face when obtaining senior positions and how they can work towards empowering one another during their careers. 

The presence of high-profile figures such as Angela Ellard, Deputy Director General of the World Trade Organization, Lynette Thorstensen, Chair of the Board at Fairtrade International, and Chair Lewis of US EXIM Bank, and other special guests and sponsors further underscores the importance of this event.

The distinguished panel of speakers and special guests from across the industry came together to discuss how to #EmbraceEquity on a day-to-day basis in the workplace. The roundtable guests included:

  • DDG Angela Ellard: World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Catherine Lang-Anderson: Allen & Overy
  • Gwen Mwaba: Afreximbank
  • Helen Jones: Visa
  • Kimberley Botwright: World Economic Forum (WEF)
  • Lorna Pillow: London Forfaiting Company/International Trade and Forfaiting Association (LFC/ITFA)
  • Lynette Thorstensen: Fairtrade International
  • Mencia Bobo: Santander Corporate & Investment Banking
  • Natalia Clements: Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
  • Nathalie Louat: International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Neha Noronha: Asian Development Bank
  • Raelene Martin: International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • Chair Reta Jo Lewis: US EXIM

In the afternoon, four roundtables focused on key topics such as the challenges women face when obtaining senior positions, investing in women-owned enterprises, the role of men as internal stakeholders, and initiatives that work to empower women during their careers.

Insights from these roundtable discussions will be carefully curated and shared in content following the event to help amplify the reach of female voices. By sharing these insights, we hope to spark further conversations and encourage more individuals and organisations to take action towards promoting gender equity in the industry.

The Women in Trade, Treasury & Payments Campaign 2023 is more than just a single event, it is about the legacy it aims to create.

Natasha Roston, TFG’s Head of People & Growth said: “We believe that by working together, we can enable global change where gender equity is the norm and women are empowered to achieve their full potential in the industry. It’s time for us all to Embrace Equity, for women to speak up, and for men to stand up as allies in support of gender equity.”