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Women in the COO Community

Inspiring women in financial services

COMING UP

  • 5th November 2020
    WCOOC Leadership Virtual Forum

     

    The role we can play in enhancing 

    Diversity and Inclusion

     in the Workplace

     

    EUROPE

  • November 18th 2020
    WCOOC Leadership Virtual Forum

     

    Renewed diversity strategies to address representation gaps,
    supported by Citi

     

    NORTH AMERICA

 

At Societe Generale, we recognize and value what diversity brings to an organization, and we’re happy to partner with WCOOC to foster diversity and inclusion throughout the financial services industry. We believe that by continuing to seek out ideas and opinions from those that are different from us, we can build on stronger foundations.

- Slawomir Krupa, CEO, Societe Generale Americas

Armstrong Wolfe’s Women in the
COO Community initiative (WCOOC) has been running since 2017.

 

Now well-established in New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore, (soon in Toronto) we have members from over thirty different organisations.

 

Our commitment to this initiative was born out of the privileged position we have in accessing the COO community through our global forums and executive search network.

 

Led by Armstrong Wolfe, a series of cross-industry forums and leadership evenings will take place throughout 2020.

Executive Networking Forums

 

We hold a lunch or a breakfast at a different bank every quarter. Attendees are Managing Director-level females in COO, CAO, CCO, business management or COO office roles, including functional allies of the COO, such as technology, operations and compliance.

At each event, a conversation is facilitated around a pre-agreed agenda. Occasionally subjects are gender-specific, but predominantly a space in which wider industry issues and challenges can be discussed with peers in similar roles at different banks. It’s about cross-bank sharing of information and experiences to the benefit of all.

Leadership Evenings

 

Our leadership evenings encourage more women into senior positions in Financial Services.


Large-scale and cross-bank, each event is hosted by a different bank in a different location. At these exclusive events, nominated ‘rising female stars’ from each bank, Asset and Wealth Management firms come together to learn from leading senior females in and out of the industry.


An excellent networking opportunity, these events are focused on AVP, VP and Director-level females from any financial services discipline.

Our Mission

 

  1.  To inspire women in financial services to have no limit to their aspirations.
     

  2. To educate women on business management and the COO role as career destinations.
     

  3. To establish exclusive and confidential networking opportunities with peers.
     

  4. To enable a cross-industry business dialogue to address common challenges.

  • Gwen Wilcox

    MD, COO, WCOOC Global Lead

  • Julia Bunyatov

    MD, WCOOC Head Americas

  • Miia Lankinen

    WCOOC Head & Career Management, Asia

  • Soyong Jensen

    Global Career Coach, Career Management Americas

  • Kate Hutchins

    UK Practice, Career Management

  • Ursula Schliessler

    WCOOC Ambassador, London

  • Jason Brus

    WCOOC Ambassador

  • Piers Murray

    WCOOC Ambassador

  • David Ornstein

    WCOOC Ambassador

  • Joe Noreña

    WCOOC Ambassador

  • Gordon Grant

    WCOOC Ambassador

  • Andre Cronje

    WCOOC Ambassador

  • Erica Benjamin

    WCOOC Ambassador

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POV: The impact of Technology on the Continued Evolution of the COO's Mandate

POV provided by Monel Amin, CEO, DiligenceVault
Tracy Springer, Corporate Counsel, Yield Street

Gordon Grant, Partner, Armstrong Wolfe Partners and WCOOC Ambassador

October 2020

COMING

SOON

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POV: Mental Health Support

POV provided by Kate Hutchins, Career Coach, Armstrong Wolfe

COMING

SOON

WCOOC LEADERSHIP EVENING - NEW YORK 2019

HOSTED BY BNP PARIBAS

WCOOC LEADERSHIP EVENING - NEW YORK 2019

HOSTED BY SOCIETE GENERALE

WCOOC LEADERSHIP EVENING - LONDON 2019

HOSTED BY CREDIT SUISSE

WCOOC LEADERSHIP EVENING - LONDON 2018

HOSTED BY MORGAN STANLEY

WCOOC LEADERSHIP EVENING - NEW YORK 2018

HOSTED BY BNY MELLON

For more information or to attend an event please contact

wcooc@armstrongwolfe.com

For initial enquiries, please contact our UK headquarters during GMT business hours.


+44 (0) 203 664 8863

info@armstrongwolfe.com 

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