More than 50 Employee and Client Events to be Held Around the World
NEW YORK, February 27, 2012 — BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, today announced plans to celebrate International Women's Day with a global agenda comprised of nearly 50 client and employee initiatives around the world in 48 cities from New York and Beijing to Brussels and Rio de Janeiro.
The celebration will feature prominent speakers from government and financial services, as well as community volunteer events. Highlights of the global initiative will include:
- Australia – International Women's Day clothing drive, benefitting Dress for Success;
- Edinburgh, Scotland – International Women's Day networking event with the U.S. Consulate;
- Johannesburg, South Africa – Networking events with clients; and
- Wroclaw, Poland – Wellbeing educational sessions.
"There are hundreds of people across our company – both men and women – who are actively engaged in leading events or participating in International Women's Day," said Karen Peetz, BNY Mellon Vice Chairman and CEO of Financial Markets and Treasury Services. "Designed for our employees and our clients, this far-reaching initiative helps us continue to drive success through diversity and inclusion." Peetz, named the Most Powerful Woman on Wall Street by American Banker magazine, is the founder and chairman of the company's Women's Initiatives Network which has more than 40 chapters throughout the world.
International Women's Day has been observed since the early 1900s, and each year, early in March, events are held throughout the world to inspire women and to celebrate their achievements, with the active support of companies like BNY Mellon.
"The 2012 theme for International Women's Day - 'Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures' - is aligned with BNY Mellon's focus on the long-term development of our employees. We also hope it helps inspire women and girls in the communities where we do business," said Sheena Wilson, BNY Mellon's global head of talent strategy.
To learn more about BNY Mellon's commitment to diversity and inclusion, please visit bnymellon.com/diversity.
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