An integral part of State Street’s people strategy is Global Inclusion: a company-wide effort with the aim of fostering an inclusive, creative and fulfilling work environment, where employees feel valued, engaged and respected. A fundamental pillar of this strategy is State Street’s commitment to promoting diversity across all dimensions and to developing a diverse talent pipeline.
One of the many initiatives on State Street’s diversity agenda is to promote and support internal employee networks and affinity groups. Open to all employees, these networks bring employees together around a common goal, creating volunteer, career development and cultural opportunities. State Street’s Professional Women’s Network (PWN), brings together more than 20 chapters across the globe, connecting thousands of employees on topics such as career development, personal branding and working and parenting.
State Street’s local Luxembourg PWN was established at the end of 2012, and recently hosted a panel discussion with external women speakers in their offices, on 21 November 2013.
For this panel discussion, State Street was honoured to welcome the following highly regarded and successful women leaders, each covering the following topics:
- Vinciane Istace, Human Capital Partner at PWC Luxembourg, sharing initiatives and best practices undertaken within PWC as they have evolved along their journey to promote diversity and women in leadership within their organization;
- Carole Miltgen – Entrepreneur and CEO of her company PRISMA in the financial sector, sharing her experience and challenges to run a company, manage staff and develop business;
- Clara Moraru – leading Inspiring Wo-Men Business Club, sharing her networking initiatives and insight into women’s associations in Luxembourg.
The panel provided interesting perspectives on the above topics and openly shared their personal and professional career experiences. The panel also engaged in an interesting discussion and debate with State Street employees attending the event, exploring further some of the social challenges facing women in the workplace, as well as actions that could be taken to pave the way for increased gender equality and more women in leadership roles.
Photo (L-R): Carole Miltgen (CEO, Prisma), Sonia Biraschi (General Manager, State Street Luxembourg), Clara Moraru (leading Inspiring Wo-Men Business Club), Rachel Hamen (CFO, State Street Luxembourg, Ireland and France), Vinciane Istace (Human Capital Partner, PWC Luxembourg) and Tracey Ries (Head of human resources, State Street Luxembourg).