Deutsche Bank today announced that its Women on Wall Street® Network (WOWSTM) will host the 14th Annual Women on Wall Street® conference, entitled “Positioning for Sustainability: Our Work, Our Lives, Our Planet,” on Tues., Oct. 21, in New York. WOWS® has sponsored Women on Wall Street® for members of the financial and broader business communities since 1995. Since its inception, attendance at Women on Wall Street® has grown from 200 to over 2000.
Deutsche Bank has undertaken a program to minimize the carbon footprint of the event. Because it is not possible to entirely eliminate the environmental impact of the event, Deutsche Bank is investing in carbon-offsets to finance programs that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an amount that is estimated to be equal to those generated by the event. The program, which was validated by EcoSecurities Group plc’s Global Consulting Services division, will make this the first “carbon neutral” WOWS.
The conference will begin at 5 p.m. with welcoming remarks by Seth Waugh, CEO of Deutsche Bank Americas, followed by a keynote speech by Mindy Lubber, President of Ceres and Director of the Investor Network on Climate Risk. A panel discussion moderated by Vickee Jordan Adams, Senior Vice President and US Director of Media Communications, Hill & Knowlton, will follow. Scheduled panelists include:
“Deutsche Bank is proud to sponsor Women on Wall Street, which has become the most important networking event for women in the financial industry,” said Seth Waugh, CEO of Deutsche Bank Americas. “We are especially pleased this year to incorporate our commitment to sustainability by making the event carbon neutral and focusing the discussion on this important issue.”
WOWS® is an integral part of Deutsche Bank’s diversity strategy which seeks to develop, retain, inspire and motivate diverse talent. WOWS® was formerly called the Global Partnership Network for Women (GPNW), and was established in 1991 by a group of women at Bankers Trust prior to its merger with Deutsche Bank. WOWS’® mission is to enhance the work experience and maximize the potential of female employees.
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