InvestmentEurope celebrates IWD by opening entries to Women In Investment Awards

Jonathan Boyd
InvestmentEurope celebrates IWD by opening entries to Women In Investment Awards

To celebrate International Women's Day and the ongoing work of women in the financial industry, InvestmentEurope has launched the Women In Investment Awards Italy 2019, with entries able to be posted starting from 8 March.

The Awards are open to those working in firms operating in Italy's investment industry. Nominees can be involved in roles including but not limited to fund management, wealth management, investment research, financial advice, investment analysis, marketing, sales, human resources, compliance, middle-, front- or back-office within the investment sector.

Once the nomination period is over, the nominated women will be contacted by InvestmentEurope and asked to complete a questionnaire. Our panel of judges will then review the questionnaires to decide a shortlist which will be announced in mid July

The Awards event takes place on 2 October in Milan.

Commenting on her participation in the Awards as a judge, Paule Ansoleaga Abascal, director, Rothschild & Co Asset Management Europe, said: "I am delighted to be a judge at the Women in Investment Awards Italy 2019. In a male-dominated industry such as ours, where women are significantly underrepresented despite the well-known correlation between gender balance and profitability, this type of initiatives are of utmost importance; they aim to increase women's visibility, encourage women's growth and celebrate women's achievements."

"For this reason, I encourage women to participate or nominate their peers. This is not about winning or losing. It's about championing female talent, celebrating today's female leaders and inspiring tomorrow's. Together, we can shape a future for the financial industry underpinned by inclusivity and opportunity for all."

Kate Webber, managing director, head of Product Development at Calastone, another judge, said: "I was delighted to be invited to participate in the judging panel for these awards. Success breeds success, which is why role models are so important (particularly role models that we can all genuinely relate to). By seeing what great looks like and by being brave themselves, many women can reach their own individual goals. This is why awards such as these are so important to creating a broader movement of inclusivity and wider talent growth in the workplace."

And Manuela Fröhlich, global head of Business Development (LRI Group) and co-founder at FondsFrauen, also a judge, added: "I am very honoured to be able to participate in such a great initiative along so many impressive judges. My passion to support women has been demonstrated in co-founding Fondsfrauen in 2015, by now the largest speaking network for women in asset management in German speaking countries. Offering my experience and expertise to support women in other countries is a very meaningful commitment, which I am pleased to participate in."

"These awards will be another important and necessary step towards the visibility of successful women in our industry and to pave the way for attracting a lot more female talent to it. We certainly need it!"

For full details visit the Awards website at:



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