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The Power of Gender Diversity

by Deepali Pendse, Head of Corporate Treasury Sales, Southeast Asia, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

The transitional nature of the Asia Pacific treasury space lends itself to new ideas, innovative platforms and enhanced practices better than at any other time in recent history. This transition is being seen at the strategic level, being rolled out at the technology level and more recently, this evolution is occurring at the cultural level. Embracing positive change has become a core value in the treasuries we talk to every day.

This transitional phase provides a clear opportunity to address one of the biggest issues in the global workforce, that of gender equality. Across the region, progress has been made. Currently, there are several positive trends addressing gender equality across Asia Pacific:

a) Companies have implemented programmes to fix structural biases against women and support their full participation in leadership and