HSBC Commercial Banking Announces Women on the Rise in FinTech Initiative Launch

HSBC Commercial Banking announced on Wednesday the launch of its Women on the Rise in FinTech initiative, which is described as a program aimed to celebrate and encourage gender diversity by honoring the industry’s preeminent women.

The initiative will also provide resources and guidance to help accelerate their business, expand their ideas and enhance their technology. Martin Richards, U.S. Head of Corporate Banking at HSBC,  claimed that the initiative is important due to gender diversity being a key catalyst for innovation and impact.

“We’re hopeful that this program will encourage positive change so that more women are able to realize their potential within the industry.”

The program will be structured around three pillars:

  • Development and Education: Invest in opportunities that will include prominent speakers, quarterly events and training sessions relevant to honorees’ continued professional growth
  • Community: Bring together professionals both inside and outside the industry to enable effective networking and strategic partnerships
  • Access: Offer HSBC’s global experts, services and tools customized for honorees’ individual needs

HSBC also announced the 2018 Women on the Rise inaugural cohort, which includes the following:

  • Joanne Bradford: Chief Marketing Officer, SoFi
  • Winnie Cheng: Chief Data Scientist, IO Tahoe, and Co-Founder, Flowcast
  • Ashley Fieglein Johnson: Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Wealthfront
  • Sima Gandhi: Head of Business Development and Strategy, Plaid
  • Nancy Hilker: Chief Financial Officer, Addepar
  • Huey Lin: Chief Operating Officer, Affirm
  • Monica Long: Head of Marketing, Ripple
  • Marilyn Miller: Chief People Officer, Anaplan
  • Kathryn Petralia: Co-Founder and President, Kabbage
  • Shivani Siroya: Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Tala
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