Diversity & Equal Opportunity

Diversity & Equal Opportunity

A global employee engagement network
 

The Network of Women (NOW) was launched in 2014 with the goal of supporting the recruitment, development, and retention of women across the BGC Partners and affiliates. We strive to offer a variety of opportunities and tools to help our members make new professional contacts, find mentors, and develop their careers.

The network offers formal networking functions, career panels, speaker events, and skills workshops, all of which help to attract, empower and retain high-performing women throughout the company. In turn, this helps to create a more inclusive and supportive working environment where all employees can thrive.

Network of Women Overview

“Our employees are our greatest asset. Having a diverse and inclusive workforce fosters innovation, creativity and progress for the betterment of our employees, the company and the communities that we serve.”

Sean Windeatt – COO BGC Partners

Sean began his career in the financial markets at United Assurance, which was followed by a move to Cantor Fitzgerald in 1997 where he held various positions in financial management.

After the terrorist attacks of 11th September, 2001, he was transferred to the front office to engage in the process of rebuilding the business, reporting to Shaun Lynn, who went on to co-found BGC in 2004.

More recently, Sean has been a key member of the management team for Europe and Asia, helping to rapidly grow the business organically and through acquisition, and now oversees global front office business operations.

“…this isn’t just about empowering women. This is about improving business. …”

Sam Bussey – Global Head of NDF & FX Reset Risk Mitigation Co-Chair of BGC Partners’ Network of Women

Sam Bussey is the Global Head of NDF & FX Reset Risk Mitigation, and the Co-Chair of BGC Partners’ Network of Women. She joined BGC Partners in 2016 to build and launch Capitalab NDF Match, a post trade risk reduction platform.

Her career has been varied, ranging from personal training and gym management at News Corps, road-managing a comedienne, to pricing and managing nonperforming mortgage loans for Apollo Capital.

Sam started her career at Godsell, Astley and Pearce, broking Deutsche Mark and USD FRAs and IRS.

She is involved with a number of charities and is a Non-Executive Director of Jubilee Hall Trust, a group of community-based gyms in central London.

Sam is a keen distance cyclist, a novice triathlete and an enthusiastic netball player. Sam is married to Charlotte, a criminal barrister.

“…The World Economic Forum states that it will take two hundred and two years for men and women to reach economic parity. Two hundred and two years. So the idea is we need to be doing this now, otherwise that 200 years becomes 300 years…”

Manisha Mehrotra – EMEA Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Bloomberg

Manisha Mehrotra has an expansive track record in diversity and inclusion (D&I), communications and organisational change. Currently Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Bloomberg L.P., she brings innovation and tenacity to designing and delivering wide-ranging strategic D&I solutions that drive organisational change.

Prior to joining Bloomberg, Manisha worked at New York Life for 10 years. There, her career spanned communications, operations, management, and corporate D&I, where she actively managed strategies to build and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Manisha is a mentor and coach to students and professionals, through a variety of programs and initiatives. She earned a Diversity Management Certificate from Cornell University, a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Communications from the University of Connecticut, and a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University.

“…It’s more inspiring it’s more enthusing, you get better ideas if you’re in a group of people that are coming at it from different directions.” “...the male majority has to take this seriously…”

Andrew Hauser – Executive Director for Markets at Bank of England

Andrew joined the Bank of England (BoE) in 1992, and has held senior roles across most of the BoE’s major functions. He is currently responsible for:

• Managing the balance sheet, including all aspects of the design and execution of operations in financial markets
• Managing the UK’s official foreign exchange reserves on behalf of HM Treasury
• Providing market intelligence and analysis for policy committees

As Executive Director for Banking, Payments and Financial Resilience, Andrew oversaw BoE’s financial risk framework; the operation and strategic development of the payment systems and the wholesale and retail banking operation. He was also an executive sponsor for the work on fintech.

Andrew ran the Fair and Effective Markets Review, a joint initiative by the Bank of England, the Treasury and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). He was Private Secretary to the Governor, and represented the United Kingdom as a member of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC. He has overseen the Inflation Report and regional agency network, and served on the secretariats to the Monetary and Financial Policy Committees.

Between 2013 and 2017, Andrew was a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee for NHS Resolution.

Andrew received a first-class degree in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University and a Master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics.

“…having sponsors and a network that opens doors makes such a difference…you have the platform, you have the visibility and people take a chance more easily on you.”

Marie-Jeanne Deverdun – CFO Investment Bank at Deutsche Bank & COO Fixed Income

Marie-Jeanne (MJ) Deverdun is CFO of Deutsche’s Investment Bank and is responsible for business-aligned activities including strategy and planning, performance management, resource allocation and management reporting. MJ is also the COO for Fixed Income and Currencies.

Since joining Deutsche Bank in 2010 MJ has held a number of positions, starting in Risk running Credit Operations, moving to Portfolio Risk Management focusing on the optimisation of financial resources across CIB and holding various COO roles in Structured Finance, GCT and Fixed Income.

MJ is mum to a four-year boy and an active supporter of DB’s Women’s Network and People Strategy initiatives. She holds an MBA from Audencia Business School and was selected for an ATLAS (Accomplished Top Leaders Advancement Strategy) programme as well as the INSEAD and Deutsche Bank Women’s Leadership Programme.

“We so often come into all situations with our own biases and we really need to think about how to value the whole breadth of people that we come into contact with.”

Sue Day – Ex England Rugby Captain CFO and Board Member at Rugby Football Union

Sue Day is Chief Financial and Operating Officer at the Rugby Football Union where she is responsible for strategy, finance, governance, technology, stadium operations and people. She has been a board member since March 2018.

Prior to that she was a partner in KPMG’s Deal Advisory business and Head of People for Deal Advisory.

Sue is also a former England Rugby captain, having played for England from 1997 to 2009 whilst working part time at KPMG, and former President of Wasps FC.

She is currently a trustee of the Women’s Sport Trust, a charity focused on using the power of sport to accelerate gender equality and stimulate social change.

Sue is a passionate advocate of the power of Diversity and Inclusion.

“…keep doing things that make you feel uncomfortable, it really is the only way you grow…”

Dr. Linda Papadopoulos – Psychologist, Author, Broadcaster

One of the most recognisable and well-respected psychologists working in the UK today, Dr Linda Papadopoulos has built an outstanding reputation in both academia and broadcasting. A hugely successful psychologist, author, keynote speaker, columnist, host and broadcaster, Dr Linda’s analysis on current affairs, trends and human behaviour is highly sought after and syndicated around the world. A Chartered Counselling and Health Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, she has worked in various treatment settings both privately, with her own practice and publicly in the NHS. Her work has informed government policy, most notably heading up a highly acclaimed independent review for the Home Office on the effects of sexualisation on young people, presenting the research at the European Parliament.

Her recent work on the impact of social media on mental and cognitive health has received widespread recognition and she has sat on a number of advisory boards for corporations including Google. She is currently an ambassador for Internet Matters, a not-for-profit organization advising parents on how to help children navigate the online world.

A trusted voice, with a distinguished career both on and off screen, Dr Linda promotes a philosophy underpinned by a wealth of experience and dedicated research, which promotes and encourages people to develop a healthy self-esteem and body image. She was recently awarded the prestigious EVCOM Fellowship Award in recognition of her outstanding and prolific academic publication record and for being an exceptional communicator, both as an author and broadcaster.

“…if you’re looking to grow your market, if you’re looking to make more money, if you’re looking for your people to stay, then why would you not be more diverse and inclusive?”

Shereen Daniels – Managing Director at HR rewired Former Global Head of HR at Caffè Nero

Shereen Daniels, Managing Director of strategy consultancy HR rewired, partners with CEOs, executives and company founders to re-imagine their human resources practices so their teams are customer-centric, innovative and agile.

She believes that advances in technology open the door to a new expectation around warm and inclusive cultures, and that getting it right is now a source of competitive advantage. Shereen also runs a weekly newsletter (HR rewired) offering opinions on breaking news in business, tech and HR.

With over 15 years of senior HR experience within international risk management, media, retail and hospitality, Shereen has worked for an array of well-known, highstreet brands, such as Carphone Warehouse, Greene King and Caffè Nero.

A mum of two daughters, she is an enthusiastic amateur CrossFit ‘athlete’, having been seduced by the call of lifting heavy weights.

The relationship between diversity and business performance has never been clearer. Research from McKinsey has shown that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on their executive teams were:
21%
more likely to outperform their peers on profitability.
27%
more likely to outperform their peers on profitability.
Meanwhile, companies in the top quartile for ethnic/cultural di
In comparison, companies in the bottom quartile for both gender
33%
more likely to outperform their peers on profitability.
29%
less likely to achieve above average profitabilit
1,2 McKinsey & Company, January 2018. ‘Delivering through Diversity.’ Accessed November 2019 3,4 Six-group.com, April 2019. ‘Diversity Helps Immensely.’ Accessed November 2019. Accessed November 2019.

The Value of Diversity

 
Equals Business Performance

“Our employees are our greatest asset. Having a diverse and inclusive workforce fosters innovation, creativity and progress for the betterment of our employees, the company and the communities that we serve.”

Sean Windeatt – COO BGC Partners

Sean began his career in the financial markets at United Assurance, which was followed by a move to Cantor Fitzgerald in 1997 where he held various positions in financial management.

After the terrorist attacks of 11th September, 2001, he was transferred to the front office to engage in the process of rebuilding the business, reporting to Shaun Lynn, who went on to co-found BGC in 2004.

More recently, Sean has been a key member of the management team for Europe and Asia, helping to rapidly grow the business organically and through acquisition, and now oversees global front office business operations.

“…this isn’t just about empowering women. This is about improving business. …”

Sam Bussey – Global Head of NDF & FX Reset Risk Mitigation Co-Chair of BGC Partners’ Network of Women

Sam Bussey is the Global Head of NDF & FX Reset Risk Mitigation, and the Co-Chair of BGC Partners’ Network of Women. She joined BGC Partners in 2016 to build and launch Capitalab NDF Match, a post trade risk reduction platform.

Her career has been varied, ranging from personal training and gym management at News Corps, road-managing a comedienne, to pricing and managing nonperforming mortgage loans for Apollo Capital.

Sam started her career at Godsell, Astley and Pearce, broking Deutsche Mark and USD FRAs and IRS.

She is involved with a number of charities and is a Non-Executive Director of Jubilee Hall Trust, a group of community-based gyms in central London.

Sam is a keen distance cyclist, a novice triathlete and an enthusiastic netball player. Sam is married to Charlotte, a criminal barrister.

“…The World Economic Forum states that it will take two hundred and two years for men and women to reach economic parity. Two hundred and two years. So the idea is we need to be doing this now, otherwise that 200 years becomes 300 years…”

Manisha Mehrotra – EMEA Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Bloomberg

Manisha Mehrotra has an expansive track record in diversity and inclusion (D&I), communications and organisational change. Currently Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Bloomberg L.P., she brings innovation and tenacity to designing and delivering wide-ranging strategic D&I solutions that drive organisational change.

Prior to joining Bloomberg, Manisha worked at New York Life for 10 years. There, her career spanned communications, operations, management, and corporate D&I, where she actively managed strategies to build and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Manisha is a mentor and coach to students and professionals, through a variety of programs and initiatives. She earned a Diversity Management Certificate from Cornell University, a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Communications from the University of Connecticut, and a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University.

“…It’s more inspiring it’s more enthusing, you get better ideas if you’re in a group of people that are coming at it from different directions.” “...the male majority has to take this seriously…”

Andrew Hauser – Executive Director for Markets at Bank of England

Andrew joined the Bank of England (BoE) in 1992, and has held senior roles across most of the BoE’s major functions. He is currently responsible for:

• Managing the balance sheet, including all aspects of the design and execution of operations in financial markets
• Managing the UK’s official foreign exchange reserves on behalf of HM Treasury
• Providing market intelligence and analysis for policy committees

As Executive Director for Banking, Payments and Financial Resilience, Andrew oversaw BoE’s financial risk framework; the operation and strategic development of the payment systems and the wholesale and retail banking operation. He was also an executive sponsor for the work on fintech.

Andrew ran the Fair and Effective Markets Review, a joint initiative by the Bank of England, the Treasury and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). He was Private Secretary to the Governor, and represented the United Kingdom as a member of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC. He has overseen the Inflation Report and regional agency network, and served on the secretariats to the Monetary and Financial Policy Committees.

Between 2013 and 2017, Andrew was a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee for NHS Resolution.

Andrew received a first-class degree in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University and a Master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics.

“…having sponsors and a network that opens doors makes such a difference…you have the platform, you have the visibility and people take a chance more easily on you.”

Marie-Jeanne Deverdun – CFO Investment Bank at Deutsche Bank & COO Fixed Income

Marie-Jeanne (MJ) Deverdun is CFO of Deutsche’s Investment Bank and is responsible for business-aligned activities including strategy and planning, performance management, resource allocation and management reporting. MJ is also the COO for Fixed Income and Currencies.

Since joining Deutsche Bank in 2010 MJ has held a number of positions, starting in Risk running Credit Operations, moving to Portfolio Risk Management focusing on the optimisation of financial resources across CIB and holding various COO roles in Structured Finance, GCT and Fixed Income.

MJ is mum to a four-year boy and an active supporter of DB’s Women’s Network and People Strategy initiatives. She holds an MBA from Audencia Business School and was selected for an ATLAS (Accomplished Top Leaders Advancement Strategy) programme as well as the INSEAD and Deutsche Bank Women’s Leadership Programme.

“We so often come into all situations with our own biases and we really need to think about how to value the whole breadth of people that we come into contact with.”

Sue Day – Ex England Rugby Captain CFO and Board Member at Rugby Football Union

Sue Day is Chief Financial and Operating Officer at the Rugby Football Union where she is responsible for strategy, finance, governance, technology, stadium operations and people. She has been a board member since March 2018.

Prior to that she was a partner in KPMG’s Deal Advisory business and Head of People for Deal Advisory.

Sue is also a former England Rugby captain, having played for England from 1997 to 2009 whilst working part time at KPMG, and former President of Wasps FC.

She is currently a trustee of the Women’s Sport Trust, a charity focused on using the power of sport to accelerate gender equality and stimulate social change.

Sue is a passionate advocate of the power of Diversity and Inclusion.

“…keep doing things that make you feel uncomfortable, it really is the only way you grow…”

Dr. Linda Papadopoulos – Psychologist, Author, Broadcaster

One of the most recognisable and well-respected psychologists working in the UK today, Dr Linda Papadopoulos has built an outstanding reputation in both academia and broadcasting. A hugely successful psychologist, author, keynote speaker, columnist, host and broadcaster, Dr Linda’s analysis on current affairs, trends and human behaviour is highly sought after and syndicated around the world. A Chartered Counselling and Health Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, she has worked in various treatment settings both privately, with her own practice and publicly in the NHS. Her work has informed government policy, most notably heading up a highly acclaimed independent review for the Home Office on the effects of sexualisation on young people, presenting the research at the European Parliament.

Her recent work on the impact of social media on mental and cognitive health has received widespread recognition and she has sat on a number of advisory boards for corporations including Google. She is currently an ambassador for Internet Matters, a not-for-profit organization advising parents on how to help children navigate the online world.

A trusted voice, with a distinguished career both on and off screen, Dr Linda promotes a philosophy underpinned by a wealth of experience and dedicated research, which promotes and encourages people to develop a healthy self-esteem and body image. She was recently awarded the prestigious EVCOM Fellowship Award in recognition of her outstanding and prolific academic publication record and for being an exceptional communicator, both as an author and broadcaster.

“…if you’re looking to grow your market, if you’re looking to make more money, if you’re looking for your people to stay, then why would you not be more diverse and inclusive?”

Shereen Daniels – Managing Director at HR rewired Former Global Head of HR at Caffè Nero

Shereen Daniels, Managing Director of strategy consultancy HR rewired, partners with CEOs, executives and company founders to re-imagine their human resources practices so their teams are customer-centric, innovative and agile.

She believes that advances in technology open the door to a new expectation around warm and inclusive cultures, and that getting it right is now a source of competitive advantage. Shereen also runs a weekly newsletter (HR rewired) offering opinions on breaking news in business, tech and HR.

With over 15 years of senior HR experience within international risk management, media, retail and hospitality, Shereen has worked for an array of well-known, highstreet brands, such as Carphone Warehouse, Greene King and Caffè Nero.

A mum of two daughters, she is an enthusiastic amateur CrossFit ‘athlete’, having been seduced by the call of lifting heavy weights.

The relationship between diversity and business performance has never been clearer. Research from McKinsey has shown that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on their executive teams were:
21%
more likely to outperform their peers on profitability.
27%
more likely to outperform their peers on profitability.
Meanwhile, companies in the top quartile for ethnic/cultural di
In comparison, companies in the bottom quartile for both gender
33%
more likely to outperform their peers on profitability.
29%
less likely to achieve above average profitabilit
1,2 McKinsey & Company, January 2018. ‘Delivering through Diversity.’ Accessed November 2019 3,4 Six-group.com, April 2019. ‘Diversity Helps Immensely.’ Accessed November 2019. Accessed November 2019.

Diversity and Inclusion Matter

 
Our team at the Network of Women
 

“Our employees are our greatest asset. Having a diverse and inclusive workforce fosters innovation, creativity and progress for the betterment of our employees, the company and the communities that we serve.”

Sean Windeatt – COO BGC Partners

Sean began his career in the financial markets at United Assurance, which was followed by a move to Cantor Fitzgerald in 1997 where he held various positions in financial management.

After the terrorist attacks of 11th September, 2001, he was transferred to the front office to engage in the process of rebuilding the business, reporting to Shaun Lynn, who went on to co-found BGC in 2004.

More recently, Sean has been a key member of the management team for Europe and Asia, helping to rapidly grow the business organically and through acquisition, and now oversees global front office business operations.

“…this isn’t just about empowering women. This is about improving business. …”

Sam Bussey – Global Head of NDF & FX Reset Risk Mitigation Co-Chair of BGC Partners’ Network of Women

Sam Bussey is the Global Head of NDF & FX Reset Risk Mitigation, and the Co-Chair of BGC Partners’ Network of Women. She joined BGC Partners in 2016 to build and launch Capitalab NDF Match, a post trade risk reduction platform.

Her career has been varied, ranging from personal training and gym management at News Corps, road-managing a comedienne, to pricing and managing nonperforming mortgage loans for Apollo Capital.

Sam started her career at Godsell, Astley and Pearce, broking Deutsche Mark and USD FRAs and IRS.

She is involved with a number of charities and is a Non-Executive Director of Jubilee Hall Trust, a group of community-based gyms in central London.

Sam is a keen distance cyclist, a novice triathlete and an enthusiastic netball player. Sam is married to Charlotte, a criminal barrister.

“…The World Economic Forum states that it will take two hundred and two years for men and women to reach economic parity. Two hundred and two years. So the idea is we need to be doing this now, otherwise that 200 years becomes 300 years…”

Manisha Mehrotra – EMEA Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Bloomberg

Manisha Mehrotra has an expansive track record in diversity and inclusion (D&I), communications and organisational change. Currently Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Bloomberg L.P., she brings innovation and tenacity to designing and delivering wide-ranging strategic D&I solutions that drive organisational change.

Prior to joining Bloomberg, Manisha worked at New York Life for 10 years. There, her career spanned communications, operations, management, and corporate D&I, where she actively managed strategies to build and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Manisha is a mentor and coach to students and professionals, through a variety of programs and initiatives. She earned a Diversity Management Certificate from Cornell University, a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Communications from the University of Connecticut, and a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University.

“…It’s more inspiring it’s more enthusing, you get better ideas if you’re in a group of people that are coming at it from different directions.” “...the male majority has to take this seriously…”

Andrew Hauser – Executive Director for Markets at Bank of England

Andrew joined the Bank of England (BoE) in 1992, and has held senior roles across most of the BoE’s major functions. He is currently responsible for:

• Managing the balance sheet, including all aspects of the design and execution of operations in financial markets
• Managing the UK’s official foreign exchange reserves on behalf of HM Treasury
• Providing market intelligence and analysis for policy committees

As Executive Director for Banking, Payments and Financial Resilience, Andrew oversaw BoE’s financial risk framework; the operation and strategic development of the payment systems and the wholesale and retail banking operation. He was also an executive sponsor for the work on fintech.

Andrew ran the Fair and Effective Markets Review, a joint initiative by the Bank of England, the Treasury and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). He was Private Secretary to the Governor, and represented the United Kingdom as a member of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC. He has overseen the Inflation Report and regional agency network, and served on the secretariats to the Monetary and Financial Policy Committees.

Between 2013 and 2017, Andrew was a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee for NHS Resolution.

Andrew received a first-class degree in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University and a Master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics.

“…having sponsors and a network that opens doors makes such a difference…you have the platform, you have the visibility and people take a chance more easily on you.”

Marie-Jeanne Deverdun – CFO Investment Bank at Deutsche Bank & COO Fixed Income

Marie-Jeanne (MJ) Deverdun is CFO of Deutsche’s Investment Bank and is responsible for business-aligned activities including strategy and planning, performance management, resource allocation and management reporting. MJ is also the COO for Fixed Income and Currencies.

Since joining Deutsche Bank in 2010 MJ has held a number of positions, starting in Risk running Credit Operations, moving to Portfolio Risk Management focusing on the optimisation of financial resources across CIB and holding various COO roles in Structured Finance, GCT and Fixed Income.

MJ is mum to a four-year boy and an active supporter of DB’s Women’s Network and People Strategy initiatives. She holds an MBA from Audencia Business School and was selected for an ATLAS (Accomplished Top Leaders Advancement Strategy) programme as well as the INSEAD and Deutsche Bank Women’s Leadership Programme.

“We so often come into all situations with our own biases and we really need to think about how to value the whole breadth of people that we come into contact with.”

Sue Day – Ex England Rugby Captain CFO and Board Member at Rugby Football Union

Sue Day is Chief Financial and Operating Officer at the Rugby Football Union where she is responsible for strategy, finance, governance, technology, stadium operations and people. She has been a board member since March 2018.

Prior to that she was a partner in KPMG’s Deal Advisory business and Head of People for Deal Advisory.

Sue is also a former England Rugby captain, having played for England from 1997 to 2009 whilst working part time at KPMG, and former President of Wasps FC.

She is currently a trustee of the Women’s Sport Trust, a charity focused on using the power of sport to accelerate gender equality and stimulate social change.

Sue is a passionate advocate of the power of Diversity and Inclusion.

“…keep doing things that make you feel uncomfortable, it really is the only way you grow…”

Dr. Linda Papadopoulos – Psychologist, Author, Broadcaster

One of the most recognisable and well-respected psychologists working in the UK today, Dr Linda Papadopoulos has built an outstanding reputation in both academia and broadcasting. A hugely successful psychologist, author, keynote speaker, columnist, host and broadcaster, Dr Linda’s analysis on current affairs, trends and human behaviour is highly sought after and syndicated around the world. A Chartered Counselling and Health Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, she has worked in various treatment settings both privately, with her own practice and publicly in the NHS. Her work has informed government policy, most notably heading up a highly acclaimed independent review for the Home Office on the effects of sexualisation on young people, presenting the research at the European Parliament.

Her recent work on the impact of social media on mental and cognitive health has received widespread recognition and she has sat on a number of advisory boards for corporations including Google. She is currently an ambassador for Internet Matters, a not-for-profit organization advising parents on how to help children navigate the online world.

A trusted voice, with a distinguished career both on and off screen, Dr Linda promotes a philosophy underpinned by a wealth of experience and dedicated research, which promotes and encourages people to develop a healthy self-esteem and body image. She was recently awarded the prestigious EVCOM Fellowship Award in recognition of her outstanding and prolific academic publication record and for being an exceptional communicator, both as an author and broadcaster.

“…if you’re looking to grow your market, if you’re looking to make more money, if you’re looking for your people to stay, then why would you not be more diverse and inclusive?”

Shereen Daniels – Managing Director at HR rewired Former Global Head of HR at Caffè Nero

Shereen Daniels, Managing Director of strategy consultancy HR rewired, partners with CEOs, executives and company founders to re-imagine their human resources practices so their teams are customer-centric, innovative and agile.

She believes that advances in technology open the door to a new expectation around warm and inclusive cultures, and that getting it right is now a source of competitive advantage. Shereen also runs a weekly newsletter (HR rewired) offering opinions on breaking news in business, tech and HR.

With over 15 years of senior HR experience within international risk management, media, retail and hospitality, Shereen has worked for an array of well-known, highstreet brands, such as Carphone Warehouse, Greene King and Caffè Nero.

A mum of two daughters, she is an enthusiastic amateur CrossFit ‘athlete’, having been seduced by the call of lifting heavy weights.

The relationship between diversity and business performance has never been clearer. Research from McKinsey has shown that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on their executive teams were:
21%
more likely to outperform their peers on profitability.
27%
more likely to outperform their peers on profitability.
Meanwhile, companies in the top quartile for ethnic/cultural di
In comparison, companies in the bottom quartile for both gender
33%
more likely to outperform their peers on profitability.
29%
less likely to achieve above average profitabilit
1,2 McKinsey & Company, January 2018. ‘Delivering through Diversity.’ Accessed November 2019 3,4 Six-group.com, April 2019. ‘Diversity Helps Immensely.’ Accessed November 2019. Accessed November 2019.

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“Our employees are our greatest asset. Having a diverse and inclusive workforce fosters innovation, creativity and progress for the betterment of our employees, the company and the communities that we serve.”

Sean Windeatt – COO BGC Partners

Sean began his career in the financial markets at United Assurance, which was followed by a move to Cantor Fitzgerald in 1997 where he held various positions in financial management.

After the terrorist attacks of 11th September, 2001, he was transferred to the front office to engage in the process of rebuilding the business, reporting to Shaun Lynn, who went on to co-found BGC in 2004.

More recently, Sean has been a key member of the management team for Europe and Asia, helping to rapidly grow the business organically and through acquisition, and now oversees global front office business operations.

“…this isn’t just about empowering women. This is about improving business. …”

Sam Bussey – Global Head of NDF & FX Reset Risk Mitigation Co-Chair of BGC Partners’ Network of Women

Sam Bussey is the Global Head of NDF & FX Reset Risk Mitigation, and the Co-Chair of BGC Partners’ Network of Women. She joined BGC Partners in 2016 to build and launch Capitalab NDF Match, a post trade risk reduction platform.

Her career has been varied, ranging from personal training and gym management at News Corps, road-managing a comedienne, to pricing and managing nonperforming mortgage loans for Apollo Capital.

Sam started her career at Godsell, Astley and Pearce, broking Deutsche Mark and USD FRAs and IRS.

She is involved with a number of charities and is a Non-Executive Director of Jubilee Hall Trust, a group of community-based gyms in central London.

Sam is a keen distance cyclist, a novice triathlete and an enthusiastic netball player. Sam is married to Charlotte, a criminal barrister.

“…The World Economic Forum states that it will take two hundred and two years for men and women to reach economic parity. Two hundred and two years. So the idea is we need to be doing this now, otherwise that 200 years becomes 300 years…”

Manisha Mehrotra – EMEA Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Bloomberg

Manisha Mehrotra has an expansive track record in diversity and inclusion (D&I), communications and organisational change. Currently Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Bloomberg L.P., she brings innovation and tenacity to designing and delivering wide-ranging strategic D&I solutions that drive organisational change.

Prior to joining Bloomberg, Manisha worked at New York Life for 10 years. There, her career spanned communications, operations, management, and corporate D&I, where she actively managed strategies to build and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Manisha is a mentor and coach to students and professionals, through a variety of programs and initiatives. She earned a Diversity Management Certificate from Cornell University, a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Communications from the University of Connecticut, and a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University.

“…It’s more inspiring it’s more enthusing, you get better ideas if you’re in a group of people that are coming at it from different directions.” “...the male majority has to take this seriously…”

Andrew Hauser – Executive Director for Markets at Bank of England

Andrew joined the Bank of England (BoE) in 1992, and has held senior roles across most of the BoE’s major functions. He is currently responsible for:

• Managing the balance sheet, including all aspects of the design and execution of operations in financial markets
• Managing the UK’s official foreign exchange reserves on behalf of HM Treasury
• Providing market intelligence and analysis for policy committees

As Executive Director for Banking, Payments and Financial Resilience, Andrew oversaw BoE’s financial risk framework; the operation and strategic development of the payment systems and the wholesale and retail banking operation. He was also an executive sponsor for the work on fintech.

Andrew ran the Fair and Effective Markets Review, a joint initiative by the Bank of England, the Treasury and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). He was Private Secretary to the Governor, and represented the United Kingdom as a member of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC. He has overseen the Inflation Report and regional agency network, and served on the secretariats to the Monetary and Financial Policy Committees.

Between 2013 and 2017, Andrew was a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee for NHS Resolution.

Andrew received a first-class degree in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University and a Master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics.

“…having sponsors and a network that opens doors makes such a difference…you have the platform, you have the visibility and people take a chance more easily on you.”

Marie-Jeanne Deverdun – CFO Investment Bank at Deutsche Bank & COO Fixed Income

Marie-Jeanne (MJ) Deverdun is CFO of Deutsche’s Investment Bank and is responsible for business-aligned activities including strategy and planning, performance management, resource allocation and management reporting. MJ is also the COO for Fixed Income and Currencies.

Since joining Deutsche Bank in 2010 MJ has held a number of positions, starting in Risk running Credit Operations, moving to Portfolio Risk Management focusing on the optimisation of financial resources across CIB and holding various COO roles in Structured Finance, GCT and Fixed Income.

MJ is mum to a four-year boy and an active supporter of DB’s Women’s Network and People Strategy initiatives. She holds an MBA from Audencia Business School and was selected for an ATLAS (Accomplished Top Leaders Advancement Strategy) programme as well as the INSEAD and Deutsche Bank Women’s Leadership Programme.

“We so often come into all situations with our own biases and we really need to think about how to value the whole breadth of people that we come into contact with.”

Sue Day – Ex England Rugby Captain CFO and Board Member at Rugby Football Union

Sue Day is Chief Financial and Operating Officer at the Rugby Football Union where she is responsible for strategy, finance, governance, technology, stadium operations and people. She has been a board member since March 2018.

Prior to that she was a partner in KPMG’s Deal Advisory business and Head of People for Deal Advisory.

Sue is also a former England Rugby captain, having played for England from 1997 to 2009 whilst working part time at KPMG, and former President of Wasps FC.

She is currently a trustee of the Women’s Sport Trust, a charity focused on using the power of sport to accelerate gender equality and stimulate social change.

Sue is a passionate advocate of the power of Diversity and Inclusion.

“…keep doing things that make you feel uncomfortable, it really is the only way you grow…”

Dr. Linda Papadopoulos – Psychologist, Author, Broadcaster

One of the most recognisable and well-respected psychologists working in the UK today, Dr Linda Papadopoulos has built an outstanding reputation in both academia and broadcasting. A hugely successful psychologist, author, keynote speaker, columnist, host and broadcaster, Dr Linda’s analysis on current affairs, trends and human behaviour is highly sought after and syndicated around the world. A Chartered Counselling and Health Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, she has worked in various treatment settings both privately, with her own practice and publicly in the NHS. Her work has informed government policy, most notably heading up a highly acclaimed independent review for the Home Office on the effects of sexualisation on young people, presenting the research at the European Parliament.

Her recent work on the impact of social media on mental and cognitive health has received widespread recognition and she has sat on a number of advisory boards for corporations including Google. She is currently an ambassador for Internet Matters, a not-for-profit organization advising parents on how to help children navigate the online world.

A trusted voice, with a distinguished career both on and off screen, Dr Linda promotes a philosophy underpinned by a wealth of experience and dedicated research, which promotes and encourages people to develop a healthy self-esteem and body image. She was recently awarded the prestigious EVCOM Fellowship Award in recognition of her outstanding and prolific academic publication record and for being an exceptional communicator, both as an author and broadcaster.

“…if you’re looking to grow your market, if you’re looking to make more money, if you’re looking for your people to stay, then why would you not be more diverse and inclusive?”

Shereen Daniels – Managing Director at HR rewired Former Global Head of HR at Caffè Nero

Shereen Daniels, Managing Director of strategy consultancy HR rewired, partners with CEOs, executives and company founders to re-imagine their human resources practices so their teams are customer-centric, innovative and agile.

She believes that advances in technology open the door to a new expectation around warm and inclusive cultures, and that getting it right is now a source of competitive advantage. Shereen also runs a weekly newsletter (HR rewired) offering opinions on breaking news in business, tech and HR.

With over 15 years of senior HR experience within international risk management, media, retail and hospitality, Shereen has worked for an array of well-known, highstreet brands, such as Carphone Warehouse, Greene King and Caffè Nero.

A mum of two daughters, she is an enthusiastic amateur CrossFit ‘athlete’, having been seduced by the call of lifting heavy weights.

The relationship between diversity and business performance has never been clearer. Research from McKinsey has shown that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on their executive teams were:
21%
more likely to outperform their peers on profitability.
27%
more likely to outperform their peers on profitability.
Meanwhile, companies in the top quartile for ethnic/cultural di
In comparison, companies in the bottom quartile for both gender
33%
more likely to outperform their peers on profitability.
29%
less likely to achieve above average profitabilit
1,2 McKinsey & Company, January 2018. ‘Delivering through Diversity.’ Accessed November 2019 3,4 Six-group.com, April 2019. ‘Diversity Helps Immensely.’ Accessed November 2019. Accessed November 2019.

ESG

“Our employees are our greatest asset. Having a diverse and inclusive workforce fosters innovation, creativity and progress for the betterment of our employees, the company and the communities that we serve.”

Sean Windeatt – COO BGC Partners

Sean began his career in the financial markets at United Assurance, which was followed by a move to Cantor Fitzgerald in 1997 where he held various positions in financial management.

After the terrorist attacks of 11th September, 2001, he was transferred to the front office to engage in the process of rebuilding the business, reporting to Shaun Lynn, who went on to co-found BGC in 2004.

More recently, Sean has been a key member of the management team for Europe and Asia, helping to rapidly grow the business organically and through acquisition, and now oversees global front office business operations.

“…this isn’t just about empowering women. This is about improving business. …”

Sam Bussey – Global Head of NDF & FX Reset Risk Mitigation Co-Chair of BGC Partners’ Network of Women

Sam Bussey is the Global Head of NDF & FX Reset Risk Mitigation, and the Co-Chair of BGC Partners’ Network of Women. She joined BGC Partners in 2016 to build and launch Capitalab NDF Match, a post trade risk reduction platform.

Her career has been varied, ranging from personal training and gym management at News Corps, road-managing a comedienne, to pricing and managing nonperforming mortgage loans for Apollo Capital.

Sam started her career at Godsell, Astley and Pearce, broking Deutsche Mark and USD FRAs and IRS.

She is involved with a number of charities and is a Non-Executive Director of Jubilee Hall Trust, a group of community-based gyms in central London.

Sam is a keen distance cyclist, a novice triathlete and an enthusiastic netball player. Sam is married to Charlotte, a criminal barrister.

“…The World Economic Forum states that it will take two hundred and two years for men and women to reach economic parity. Two hundred and two years. So the idea is we need to be doing this now, otherwise that 200 years becomes 300 years…”

Manisha Mehrotra – EMEA Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Bloomberg

Manisha Mehrotra has an expansive track record in diversity and inclusion (D&I), communications and organisational change. Currently Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Bloomberg L.P., she brings innovation and tenacity to designing and delivering wide-ranging strategic D&I solutions that drive organisational change.

Prior to joining Bloomberg, Manisha worked at New York Life for 10 years. There, her career spanned communications, operations, management, and corporate D&I, where she actively managed strategies to build and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Manisha is a mentor and coach to students and professionals, through a variety of programs and initiatives. She earned a Diversity Management Certificate from Cornell University, a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Communications from the University of Connecticut, and a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University.

“…It’s more inspiring it’s more enthusing, you get better ideas if you’re in a group of people that are coming at it from different directions.” “...the male majority has to take this seriously…”

Andrew Hauser – Executive Director for Markets at Bank of England

Andrew joined the Bank of England (BoE) in 1992, and has held senior roles across most of the BoE’s major functions. He is currently responsible for:

• Managing the balance sheet, including all aspects of the design and execution of operations in financial markets
• Managing the UK’s official foreign exchange reserves on behalf of HM Treasury
• Providing market intelligence and analysis for policy committees

As Executive Director for Banking, Payments and Financial Resilience, Andrew oversaw BoE’s financial risk framework; the operation and strategic development of the payment systems and the wholesale and retail banking operation. He was also an executive sponsor for the work on fintech.

Andrew ran the Fair and Effective Markets Review, a joint initiative by the Bank of England, the Treasury and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). He was Private Secretary to the Governor, and represented the United Kingdom as a member of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC. He has overseen the Inflation Report and regional agency network, and served on the secretariats to the Monetary and Financial Policy Committees.

Between 2013 and 2017, Andrew was a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee for NHS Resolution.

Andrew received a first-class degree in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University and a Master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics.

“…having sponsors and a network that opens doors makes such a difference…you have the platform, you have the visibility and people take a chance more easily on you.”

Marie-Jeanne Deverdun – CFO Investment Bank at Deutsche Bank & COO Fixed Income

Marie-Jeanne (MJ) Deverdun is CFO of Deutsche’s Investment Bank and is responsible for business-aligned activities including strategy and planning, performance management, resource allocation and management reporting. MJ is also the COO for Fixed Income and Currencies.

Since joining Deutsche Bank in 2010 MJ has held a number of positions, starting in Risk running Credit Operations, moving to Portfolio Risk Management focusing on the optimisation of financial resources across CIB and holding various COO roles in Structured Finance, GCT and Fixed Income.

MJ is mum to a four-year boy and an active supporter of DB’s Women’s Network and People Strategy initiatives. She holds an MBA from Audencia Business School and was selected for an ATLAS (Accomplished Top Leaders Advancement Strategy) programme as well as the INSEAD and Deutsche Bank Women’s Leadership Programme.

“We so often come into all situations with our own biases and we really need to think about how to value the whole breadth of people that we come into contact with.”

Sue Day – Ex England Rugby Captain CFO and Board Member at Rugby Football Union

Sue Day is Chief Financial and Operating Officer at the Rugby Football Union where she is responsible for strategy, finance, governance, technology, stadium operations and people. She has been a board member since March 2018.

Prior to that she was a partner in KPMG’s Deal Advisory business and Head of People for Deal Advisory.

Sue is also a former England Rugby captain, having played for England from 1997 to 2009 whilst working part time at KPMG, and former President of Wasps FC.

She is currently a trustee of the Women’s Sport Trust, a charity focused on using the power of sport to accelerate gender equality and stimulate social change.

Sue is a passionate advocate of the power of Diversity and Inclusion.

“…keep doing things that make you feel uncomfortable, it really is the only way you grow…”

Dr. Linda Papadopoulos – Psychologist, Author, Broadcaster

One of the most recognisable and well-respected psychologists working in the UK today, Dr Linda Papadopoulos has built an outstanding reputation in both academia and broadcasting. A hugely successful psychologist, author, keynote speaker, columnist, host and broadcaster, Dr Linda’s analysis on current affairs, trends and human behaviour is highly sought after and syndicated around the world. A Chartered Counselling and Health Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, she has worked in various treatment settings both privately, with her own practice and publicly in the NHS. Her work has informed government policy, most notably heading up a highly acclaimed independent review for the Home Office on the effects of sexualisation on young people, presenting the research at the European Parliament.

Her recent work on the impact of social media on mental and cognitive health has received widespread recognition and she has sat on a number of advisory boards for corporations including Google. She is currently an ambassador for Internet Matters, a not-for-profit organization advising parents on how to help children navigate the online world.

A trusted voice, with a distinguished career both on and off screen, Dr Linda promotes a philosophy underpinned by a wealth of experience and dedicated research, which promotes and encourages people to develop a healthy self-esteem and body image. She was recently awarded the prestigious EVCOM Fellowship Award in recognition of her outstanding and prolific academic publication record and for being an exceptional communicator, both as an author and broadcaster.

“…if you’re looking to grow your market, if you’re looking to make more money, if you’re looking for your people to stay, then why would you not be more diverse and inclusive?”

Shereen Daniels – Managing Director at HR rewired Former Global Head of HR at Caffè Nero

Shereen Daniels, Managing Director of strategy consultancy HR rewired, partners with CEOs, executives and company founders to re-imagine their human resources practices so their teams are customer-centric, innovative and agile.

She believes that advances in technology open the door to a new expectation around warm and inclusive cultures, and that getting it right is now a source of competitive advantage. Shereen also runs a weekly newsletter (HR rewired) offering opinions on breaking news in business, tech and HR.

With over 15 years of senior HR experience within international risk management, media, retail and hospitality, Shereen has worked for an array of well-known, highstreet brands, such as Carphone Warehouse, Greene King and Caffè Nero.

A mum of two daughters, she is an enthusiastic amateur CrossFit ‘athlete’, having been seduced by the call of lifting heavy weights.

The relationship between diversity and business performance has never been clearer. Research from McKinsey has shown that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on their executive teams were:
21%
more likely to outperform their peers on profitability.
27%
more likely to outperform their peers on profitability.
Meanwhile, companies in the top quartile for ethnic/cultural di
In comparison, companies in the bottom quartile for both gender
33%
more likely to outperform their peers on profitability.
29%
less likely to achieve above average profitabilit
1,2 McKinsey & Company, January 2018. ‘Delivering through Diversity.’ Accessed November 2019 3,4 Six-group.com, April 2019. ‘Diversity Helps Immensely.’ Accessed November 2019. Accessed November 2019.