Why She Leads
When women become leaders, they have the capability to make bold decisions that drive meaningful change and transform industries.
Women in Investment Banking are leading the way by combating outdated gender stereotypes, highlighting the importance of diversity and proving why they have more than earned their seat at the table. Every influential woman has more than one story, and this Women’s Month, we shine a light on the diverse experiences of 10 women in investment banking as they journey through the triumphs and challenges of being bankers, wives, friends, mothers, daughters and sisters.As we celebrate their achievements, we also thank them for opening the doors for the next generation of female investment bankers to proudly step through, into a future embracing merit, diversity and inclusivity.
Standard Bank’s Corporate and Investment Bank, has launched the Why She Leads campaign for Women’s Month, which shines a well-deserved spotlight, on the company’s female dealmakers in investment banking across our continent. The purpose of the campaign is to turn the question ‘Why her?’ into a definitive and unapologetic ‘Why not her?’. We want to continue to mute stereotypes and provide tangible figures and case studies of great accomplishments made by these women in and out of the field.
Standard Bank aims to foster an environment that is focused on realising potential from all aspects, and one of the ways this can be done is when women are recognised as their full selves. We’ve found in our organisation that many women have adapted brilliantly to the hybrid working model as it allows them time to both the professional and personal work that they are passionate about. In celebration of the fearless business leaders within our organisation, while also unburdening and inspiring the next generation of female investment bankers, these are our Standard Bank sheroes for the month of women.