Without question, the gender balance in treasury departments across the globe has improved in recent years, with more women working alongside their male counterparts, and taking up leadership roles. Nevertheless, as participants at HSBC’s Global Liquidity and Cash Management Women’s Treasury Diversity and Inclusion Forum in Houston discovered, there is still much more progress to be made – by both genders.
Gone are the days when corporate treasury conferences were a ‘sea of men’ in grey suits. Today, more women than ever before are entering the profession. Senior female treasury staff and departmental heads are also growing in number, albeit from a relatively small base.