Congratulations to BNY Mellon’s Jean Wynn, Managing Director in the United States; Carol Andrews, Managing Director in Ireland, and Michael Cole-Fontayn, EMEA Chairman in the United Kingdom who have all been recognized by the Financial Times and HERoes for their outstanding contributions and commitment to driving the greatest changes in women’s careers.
This year’s accolades were announced at the Financial Times’ Women at the Top conference in London and published in the newspaper on September 27, 2017. The conference explores how to tackle the gender imbalance in the top ranks of business in Britain and around the world.
Wynn, who came in at number nine in the Top 10 Global Champions of Women and Men in Business, is a founding member of BNY Mellon’s award-winning global Women’s Initiatives Network and served as its Co-chair from 2013 through 2016.
She is a co-founding member of the Wall Street Women’s Alliance in New York, bringing together senior women’s group leaders in the financial services industry to share best practices.
Andrews, number 20 in the Top 50 Female Champions of Women in Business list, is a longstanding advocate for diversity and inclusion in business in Europe. In addition to her leadership activities at BNY Mellon, she recently assumed the position of Chair of Ireland’s gender lobby group, the 30% Club, which focuses on how to improve the gender imbalance in Irish businesses.
Finally, Cole-Fontayn came in at number 13 in the Top 30 Male Champions of Women in Business in recognition for his role in overseeing BNY Mellon’s EMEA Diversity and Inclusion Council and his extensive public advocacy for gender diversity in business.
He regularly speaks at high profile events including the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos where in January 2017, he launched BNY Mellon and the UN Foundation’s 'Return on Equality: Investment Opportunities to Help Close the Global Gender Gap’ report.
These accolades follow hot on the heels of the announcement by American Banker magazine in the United States this week which named BNY Mellon’s Michelle Neal as one of the '25 Most Powerful Women in Finance' in its 2017 rankings. Monique R. Herena and Paulette Mullings Bradnock were chosen as two of the '25 Women to Watch.'