Wednesday 13th May 2009
Letter from the Chair
I am in a celebrating mood as I write to you this month!
April marks the beginning of a new year for the GBA for Women. As we begin our 10th year, we are looking forward rather than reflecting on where we have been.
I think we all would agree our current world situation has somewhat altered our perception of time.
Just look at the changes the financial markets have undergone in each of our countries in a very short period of time. Yet, we continue to be encouraged that the work we are all engaged in – women’s wealth creation – is a solid foundation for our financial institution’s success.
So, happy birthday to the Global Banking Alliance for Women. Thanks to all of our member institutions, affiliates, sponsors, Advisory Board members and Board of Directors for your continued involvement and support.
We are eagerly looking ahead this year to keep growing our membership, and we are encouraged by the applications for new members we have right now. Next month we will provide you with a profile and contact information as we complete the on boarding process.
Over the next few months we are on track to completely revise our web experience to deepen the access to resources and create a community network for dialogue and exchange of ideas
You will see we have revised our logo and developed a new graphic look including a tag line that represents our core values, whether it is what we commit to delivering to you, our members, or what you commit to delivering to your customers:
Accelerating Access. Increasing Impact.
So, please mark your calendars NOW to join us for our 10th annual Summit in Singapore, October 28-30. Our host committee led by Standard Chartered is forming, and we will be asking for your input to deliver an excellent collaborative sharing experience.
Another great year awaits us all!
Head of Women’s Markets
GBA Board Chair
Westpac Banking Corporation
WESTPAC’S WOMEN’S MARKETS
Across Australia and globally, women in business from a variety of backgrounds are performing a crucial role in creating a more vibrant and dynamic economy, and Westpac’s recognition of this rising force is central to its role as Australia’s leading business bank and the employer of choice for women.
What’s New !
Leading the way.
New Logo and Tagline
Standard Chartered Bank eager to be 2009 Summit Host
By Joanna Fielding, Chair, Group Women’s Council
All of us at Standard Chartered Bank are very excited to be hosting the 2009 GBA for Women Summit from 28 – 30 October in Singapore.
In 2009, Standard Chartered Bank is celebrating 150 years of operating in Singapore. This business-friendly city at the heart of Asia is one of our key markets and also serves as a headquarters for our global businesses. We do hope all of the GBA for Women members will be able to join us this year for what will be a fantastic event. In addition to the two day GBA for Women meeting, we will be holding a larger event which will bring together a broad group of participants to discuss key issues relating to banking and women-run businesses. Over the coming months, we will share further information about the Summit.