Founded in the United Kingdom in 2018, the Luxembourg chapter is Women in Asset Servicing’s first overseas chapter. Its establishment was driven by interest from existing members who saw the value and importance of expanding in the grand duchy, noted a press release.
“Bringing WiAS to Luxembourg is our commitment to elevate the presence and influence of women within our dynamic Luxembourg asset servicing community,” said Myriam Aswad, senior product manager at Northern Trust, who will head up the advisory team for the Luxembourg chapter. “In a sector where diversity drives innovation and success, WiAS Luxembourg is a significant step forward.”
The group aims to boost the visibility and representation of women in the male-dominated world of asset servicing through events, networking and mentoring programmes. By doing so, it WiAS raises awareness around representation and diversity for women at all levels of the financial industry.
By coming together, we can redefine the asset servicing landscape, creating a more inclusive future for all
“Through a robust network, our objective is to provide visibility and career development opportunities tailored to empower and support all professionals belonging to the asset servicing world,” said Aswad. “This vision is only possible with the invaluable support of both women and men working hand in hand to drive change. By coming together, we can redefine the asset servicing landscape, creating a more inclusive future for all.”
WiAs offers opportunities for networking and peer interaction, personal and professional development, and the exchange of ideas. The organisation’s mentoring programmes, for instance, focus on topics like soft skills or acquisitions & mergers.
“We are delighted by the launch of WiAS in Luxembourg. The network has had a highly successful five years, growing in membership and active engagement across our industry here in the UK,” said Kate Webber, the organisation’s founder. Webber has worked worked in the asset servicing sector for over 25 years. “WiAS in Luxembourg will enable our team to bring the benefits of both virtual and in-person events, tailored to the needs and opportunities of the market in Luxembourg, creating a network within a network. I wish the Luxembourg team every success, they will be fantastic.”
The Luxembourg chapter plans to launch a series of micro-events that will help WiAS grow in the grand duchy, the association said in its press release. The organisation reached the 1000-member mark in October.
Learn more about the organisation or sign up to hear about events and opportunities here.