Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024

What is the International Women’s Day 2024 theme?

The theme of International Women’s Day 2024 is #InspireInclusion. Inclusion is the pathway to creating a world that welcomes everyone. As a society, it’s crucial that we not only embrace but actively promote inclusion across various aspects of life, including well-being, employment, technology, sports, and social leadership. Inclusion involves ensuring impartial treatment, providing equal opportunities, and unrestricted access for all individuals. A key aspect is recognising the existing advantages and barriers that have hindered women, in particular, from participating and progressing in various domains.

Our Campaign 

Our campaign acknowledges the barriers that have historically held women back in different areas. This year’s initiative urges allies to contribute to the social, economic, cultural, and political advancement of women. When women are included and empowered, it’s not just a win for them—it’s a win for society as a whole. It’s an investment in a brighter, more innovative future where everyone can contribute their unique skills and insights. This campaign’s objective is to celebrate and showcase women’s achievements, aiming to inspire others to pursue careers in trade, treasury, or payments, demonstrating that success is attainable.

As we commemorate International Women’s Day 2024, we’ll shine a spotlight on the careers, experiences, and achievements of women in international trade, treasury, and payments. It’s time to witness women breaking barriers and excelling in fields that were once dominated by men.

What does #InspireInclusion mean to TFG?

#InspireInclusion embodies our commitment to breaking down barriers. At its core inclusivity requires a shift in mindset. It’s about questioning biases and challenging preconceived notions. It’s acknowledging that equality isn’t achieved by treating everyone the same but by addressing individual needs and circumstances. Inclusivity is about ensuring that no voice is left unheard, no talent is left untapped, and no opportunity is unfairly denied.

The theme calls on individuals and societies to actively participate in the ongoing journey toward a more inclusive world. It’s an invitation to be allies, advocates, and catalysts for change. By understanding, appreciating, and actively promoting inclusivity, we pave the way for a future where every woman has the chance to thrive and contribute to the fullest extent of her abilities.

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Meet our selected women for Women in Trade, Treasury and Payments 2024

This year, TFG invited allies to join our Women in Trade, Treasury & Payments digital campaign and asked them to nominate a female colleague to help #InspireInclusion, and urge all allies to step forward and highlight the achievements of their colleagues. 

We asked 75+ women in trade, treasury and payments to define #InspireInclusion in one word, and here are the some inspiring women joining our campaign.

Beatriz Perez Perazzo, Global Recovery Group

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Here is the list of our selected women for Women in Trade, Treasury, and Payments 2024

Alexia Boutin-Somnolet, Lenders Solutions Group Leader Europe, Marsh

Alisa Rusanoff, Head of Credit, Crescendo Asset Management

Amisha Shah, Assistant Vice President, Reliance Jio ( Reliance Group)

Astghik Manrikyan, Deputy CEO, International Operations and Development, ARMECONOMBANK OJSC

Beatriz Perez Perazzo, Vice President: Latin America Portfolio, Global Recovery Group

Bee Chew, Principal Payments Product Manager, Discover Financial Services

Carmen María Ramírez Ortiz, Relationship Manager, Asian Development Bank

Catherine Lang-Anderson, Partner, Allen & Overy

Chandnee Jha, Head – Trade Finance Operations, Laxmi Sunrise Bank Limited

Daniela Barrdear, Counsel, Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP (Sullivan)

Deena Shiwpursad, Head, Trade & Credit Operations, International Banking (IB) Products, First Capital Shared Services Ltd

Deepa Sinha, Vice President of Payments and Financial Crime, BAFT

Dr Maria Mogilnaya, Advisor: Trade Finance, CargoX

Elena Sankova, Senior Manager: Solution Consulting, Finastra

Emily Lloyd-Penny, Global VP Customer Success & Solutions Engineering, Trade Ledger


Fouzia Rahman, Head of Markets, Treasury & Financial Institutions, BRAC Bank Limited

Gabriela Cabrera A., Trade Finance Director, BANORTE Banco Mercantil del Norte

Gwynne Master, Managing Director & Head of Lending, Trade and Working Capital Product and Sales, Lloyds Bank

Harsha Mehta, EMEA & LatAm Trade Asset Distribution specialist, Citibank London

Heather Lee, Strategy Director, Swift

Izabela Czepirska, Product Manager, Komgo

Jaya Vohra, Managing Director: Global Head of Trade & Working Capital Product & Client Management, Barclays

Jazreel Cheng, Co-Chair, Women In Finance Asia & MSCI

Jessica Nemeth, Product Manager, Terms.tech

Johanna Hill, Deputy Director General, World Trade Organisation

Joy Macknight, Freelance Journalist/Editor, Joy Macknight

Katharine Tengtio, Impact Executive – Gender and Diversity Finance, British International Investment (BII)

Laura Murray, Managing Director, Head of GTRF Sales, HSBC

Laurie Ducruet, Risk Services Team Leader, Tinubu

Lisa Ardley-Price, Managing Legal Counsel, NatWest

Lisa Fenton, Supply Chain & Inventory Manager, Custom Plastics International Ltd

Lydia Lopiparo, Managing Director, US Head TradeFinance, TD Securities

Macarena Torres Rossel, Deputy Director, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, World Economic Forum

Maelia Dufour, Berne Union / International Business Development, BPI France, President

Mahnoor Atta Khan, Relationship Manager FI Sales, Habib Bank Limited

Marialetizia Temofonte, Head of Sales, CBI

Marilyn Maki, Head of E & I Trade, Standard Bank of South Africa

Mariya George, CEO & Co-Founder Cleareye.ai, Cleareye.ai

Mencia Bobo, Global Head of Trade and Working Capital Solutions, Santander CIB

Meral Şengöz, Partner, T3i Partner Network

Mercy Femi-Olagundoye, Head of Central Operations and Trade Services, Wema Bank Plc

Michelle Knowles, Managing Principal: Head of Trade and Working Capital Product (Pan Africa), Absa

Ms Renata Sabová, Owner & Director, Atrade s.r.o. (Atrade Group)

Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Hang, Head of Payment and Trade Finance Center, An Binh Commercial Bank

Ms. Nishat Maisura Rahman, General Manager and Division Head – International Division, Pubali Bank PLC.

Nana Khurodze, Associate Director, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)

Nargiza Nigmatova, Head of Financial markets division , Debt Management department, Ministry of Economy and Finance

Natalie Domeisen, Head, ITC public affairs and publishing programmes, International Trade Centre

Natalie Roberts, Assistant Director – Trade Origination & Advisory, Corporate Banking & Structured Finance, NatWest

Nilusha Perera, Chief Manager – Imports, Bank of Ceylon

Norhan Ezzat Amin, Head of Global Transaction Banking, Arab African International Bank

Olamipe Seriki, Executive Principal, Banks & Broker Dealers, Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria

Pham Thi Ngoc Anh, Executive Vice President, Head of FIG, Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam JSC, Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam

Pikria Kekelia, Head of Trade and Structured Finance Department, JSC Bank of Georgia

Rasha Adly Hassaan, Trade finance manager, Qatar national bank al ahli

Ritu Sehgal, Head of Transaction Services and Trade, Commercial & Institutional, National Westminster Bank plc

Robin Chacko, Receptionist & Accounts Payable, ZTR Control Systems

Sanam Khan, Relationship Manager (Credits officer), Bank Al-Habib Limited

Sara Angrist, Managing Director, Head of Balance Sheet & Capital Management, Trade & Working Capital Solutions, Citigroup

Sarah Masood, EVP & Head – Large Local Corporates, Habib Metropolitan Bank Ltd

Sarah Murrow, CEO- UK & Ireland, Allianz Trade

Shalini Lall, Founding Partner, T3i Partner Network

Sofia Spiers, Executive Director, BBVA

Sophia Thompson, Director of Operations, Barrett Trade & Finance Group LLC

Stephanie Bird, Senior Legal Specialist, AIG

Suki Gao, Co Founder & GM China, 40Seas

Susan Gilligan, Director, ANZ

Symmie Swil, COO, Finverity

TSOLMON BAT-ERDENE, Manager, FI and TF, International Banking Department, KHAN Bank

Valerie Picard, Head of Trade, International Chamber of Commerce

Veronika Koroleva, Partner, gunnercooke

Vinisha Shrestha, Head- Treasury and Correspondent Banking, Nabil Bank Limited

Vivian Nwachukwu, Product Manager – Guarantee, Bank of China London

Yevgeniya Konovalova, Head of Correspondent Relations Devision, JSC Aloqabank

About the Author

Kirtana Mahendran is a dedicated Marketing Assistant at Trade Finance Global (TFG).

Kirtana holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Business Management (Marketing) from the University of Surrey.

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