Deutsche Bank to host 13th annual Women on Wall Street Conference
Brenda Barnes, CEO of Sara Lee Corporation, to deliver keynote address
Deutsche Bank today announced that its Women on Wall Street® Network (WOWSTM) will host the 13th Annual ‘Women on Wall Street®’ conference, entitled ‘It’s your move: Driving Change in Your Career and Life’, on Tues., Oct. 16 in New York. WOWS® has sponsored ‘Women on Wall Street®’ for employees from Deutsche Bank, and others from Wall Street and the broader business community, since 1995. Since its inception, attendance at ‘Women on Wall Street®’ has grown from 200 to over 2000 attendees.
The conference will begin at 5:00 p.m. with welcoming remarks by Seth Waugh, CEO of Deutsche Bank Americas, followed by a keynote speech by Brenda Barnes, Chairman and CEO of Sara Lee Corporation. A panel discussion moderated by Natalie Morales, National Correspondent for NBC’s "Today", will follow. Scheduled panelists include:
- Laurie Hodrick, Managing Director, Global Head of Alternative Investment Strategies, Deutsche Bank
- Sandra Horbach, Managing Director, Consumer and Retail, The Carlyle Group
- Cathleen Benko, Vice Chairman and Managing Principal, Talent, Deloitte & Touche USA LLP
- Denise Menelly, Managing Director, Global Head of GTS Client Delivery/CMB, Citigroup
- Tracey Travis, Senior Vice President Finance, and Chief Financial Officer, Polo Ralph Lauren
“For thirteen years, Deutsche Bank has been proud to sponsor ‘Women on Wall Street®’, which brings women from Wall Street and other industries together to address key career and work-life issues,” said Seth Waugh, CEO of Deutsche Bank Americas. “‘Women on Wall Street®’ is an example of our commitment to ensure that our employees receive support in networking and career development.”
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.
“The increasing popularity of the conference is a testament to its effectiveness and importance to the business community.” said Nisha Rao, Global Head of Diversity at Deutsche Bank. “I am extremely pleased that the industry will once again come together to listen to some of the most successful women in business and learn from their experiences.”
Deutsche Bank received a top-ranked score of 100 percent in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index 2006 report.
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