December 09, 2015

Karen Peetz: Women are a More Powerful Force for Change in Financial Services

Karen Peetz

BNY Mellon President Karen B. Peetz recently gave a keynote speech at the Arab Banking Association of North America’s (ABANA) “A Celebration of Women in Finance and Investment” event, which brought together the international financial community active between the U.S., the Middle East and North Africa. Peetz highlighted the progress of women in finance and the need for women to help each other.

“Those days when we lacked critical mass and weren’t allowed to be women in the boardroom should be ancient history,” said Peetz. “What I’m seeing across our company and across our industry are women who are sticking together, supporting each other, looking out for each other and taking a vested interest in one another’s success. They’re reaching out and lifting each other up, which is really terrific. And it’s made us a much more powerful force for advancement and empowerment and constructive change.”

To hear more from Peetz about why there’s never been a more favorable time for women in the workforce, as well as her advice for women and their managers, watch the video on ABANA’s site.