Embark Group has renewed its partnership with Women in Asset Servicing (WiAS) for a further two years as part of its drive to deliver meaningful career progression for women in finance.
The partnership helps to link women with long term careers, facilitate effective networking and support the group to bring in new members.
There is a stark gender divide in financial services, with women accounting for 43% of the workforce but only 15% of C-suit level roles.
Since the start of their partnership in 2021, WiAS has grown its membership by nearly 150% and welcomed over 1,000 attendees to online and in-person events.
The professional networking group plans to grow its membership to 1,000 members and widen its current mentor group. It is also developing a STEM toolkit for members to deliver presentations in schools to teach students about asset servicing and encourage them to consider future careers in the industry.
Kate Webber, founder of Women in Asset Servicing, said: ‘We’re delighted to confirm the renewal of our partnership with Embark. WiAS has already delivered so much for our members through events, mentoring and much more. As we look ahead to 2023 and beyond we cannot wait to continue this great work and expand our network further, helping to make financial services more accessible for everyone.’
Jackie Leiper, CEO at Embark Group (pictured), added: ‘We’re proud to renew our partnership with WiAS to deliver meaningful career progression for women in finance. It’s such an exciting time to be a woman working in the industry: what has been historically a very male space is fast becoming much more inclusive thanks to the work of groups like WiAS. At Embark, we look forward to continuing to support WiAS as they seek to go even further in 2023.”