Women in the COO Community
Inspiring women in financial services
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.
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.
To inspire women in financial services to have no limit to their aspirations.
To educate women on business management and the COO role as career destinations.
To establish exclusive and confidential networking opportunities with peers.
To enable a cross-industry business dialogue to address common challenges.