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DECEMBER 2016 | WE Newsletter
DECEMBER 2016   

Holiday wishes to all the Women in ETFs members!

This Fall was a full one with a wide range of events around the globe, highlighted below. WE reached some key milestones in membership growth and welcomed our first new chapters since the launch of the organization:

  • The WE Denver Chapter just got kicked off with a successful membership drive earlier this week. It is led by Co-Heads Heather Grubbs of Fidelity and Shana Webber of Schwab, along with an enthusiastic leadership team.
  • The EMEA region was in the spotlight, where membership topped 500 and the region welcomed new chapters in Paris and Dublin. Look for additional growing WE presence in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Milan and Zurich.
  • Male membership in WE, supportive of the advancement of women in the ETF industry, is now up to 15% compared to 10% a year ago.
  • Globally there are over 2,500 WE members!
On the horizon for early 2017 is our Annual Breakfast at the Inside ETFs Conference where we are excited to host a panel focused on Professional Development. You will not want to miss hearing from Alice Handy, founder, CEO and President of Investure, a leading provider of outsourced investment management for endowments and foundations, and Suni Harford, Managing Director and Citi's Regional Head of Markets for North America.

All volunteers are hard at work and planning our signature global exchange bell-ringing events around International Women’s Day. Deborah Fuhr and Kristen Winther are coordinating WE activities around the globe with the chapter Co-heads working hard to secure the connections and organize events at the exchanges. We again will be partnering with UN Global Compact, UN Women, the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative, IFC, and the World Federation of Stock Exchanges, to “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” at 40 exchanges around the globe to advance gender equality and sustainable development. WE will be leading the events on almost half of those exchanges.

A reminder to continue to follow the WE website for developments around the global exchange bell ringing events and to access our library of WE Webcasts to stay in touch with the WE Community. They provide a platform in which to connect the WE community and share ideas on a global basis, virtually! Be sure to check out the latest in the series held in October on The Gender Confidence Gap: Is It Real?

Support the WE Mission with a donation: As we approach the end of 2016, some of you may wish to contribute to WE, supporting its mission, programs and events. It is very easy through our donations page on our website. We welcome contributions of any amount and members who donate $100 or more will be acknowledged on the WE website in the coming months. WE Inc. is a registered 501c (3) nonprofit in the U.S. so for those who reside there, your contribution is tax-deductible (EIN 47-1380528).             

Best wishes for a happy and restful holiday season. We look forward to seeing you and hope you stay connected at Women in ETFs events in 2017! We will welcome a number of new officers and leaders in 2017, and have been excited by the interest and enthusiasm of our members to get involved in chapter and committee leadership roles. Stay tuned for an announcement in January. We thank those who have contributed so much to our early days as an organization in leadership roles and look forward to their continued engagement with WE as mentors and advisors in the coming years.

Joanne Hill and Jill Mavro
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016 
WE CHICAGO | Anniversary Event - WE Chicago Turns 2!

WE Chicago held their second anniversary cocktail party on Wednesday, September 7th at the Art Institute of Chicago.
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 

We had a great event in Paris with a presentation of PwC latest research on the ETF market followed by the latest views of Véronique Riches-Flores, independent macro-analyst, on the European economic landscape.
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 
WE CANADA | Monthly Networking Event

Members enjoyed drinks and networking with members of the local ETF ecosystem and learned about the official launch of our one-on-one Mentorship Program at Houston Avenue Bar & Grill located in Toronto.
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 
WE BOSTON | Breaking Barriers: The Power of WE
Members enjoyed a discussion on how successful leaders harness the power of diversity and inclusion to drive business results and stay ahead of change.
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
WE SAN FRANCISCO | Why You Need a Mentor (Or Two)

Time and time again leaders point to mentors in their lives as instrumental to their success. But why are mentors so important? How do you find a mentor? And how can you make asking someone to be your mentor not an awkward conversation?

Members joined WE San Francisco to hear how having mentors has impacted their careers and their advice for those both looking for--and looking to become--mentors.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 
WE EMEA | DUBLIN | Innovations in ETFs & Impact on the Future Growth of the European ETF Market

WE EMEA and BBH hosted an event in Dublin on the topic of “Innovations in ETF & Impact on the Future Growth of the European Market”, with more than 80 attendees.
OCTOBER 18, 2016
WE ASIA PACIFIC | SYDNEY | ETFs in Europe Luncheon

WE Asia Pacific was delighted to invite members to attend our luncheon at Morningstar's offices in Sydney on Tuesday, 18th October 2016.

At the luncheon, we discussed the post-Brexit implications on ETFs and what this historic decision means for the future of the industry.
OCTOBER 20, 2016 
WE WASHINGTON D.C. | Finding Return in a Low Growth World

Women in ETFs Washington D.C. was delighted to present our second annual event hosted by Georgetown University's Center for Financial Markets and Policy, "Finding Return in a Low Growth World." Moderated by esteemed Fellow John Jacobs, retired executive Vice President of Nasdaq, this discussion offered a unique glimpse into how innovative ETF strategies fit into the current investing environment. Our panelists represented Bloomberg, Nasdaq, ProShares, and The Rock Creek Group.
OCTOBER 20, 2016 
WE CANADA | Monthly Networking Event

Every third Thursday of the month, WE Canada Members enjoy drinks and networking with members of the local ETF ecosystem at Houston Avenue Bar & Grill located in Toronto.
OCTOBER 24, 2016 
WE NEW YORK | Second Anniversary Cocktail Reception

WE New York celebrated the chapter's second anniversary with a cocktail reception at the Refinery Rooftop on Monday, October 24. 

This flagship event included over 100 women and men who gathered to network and celebrate the chapter. 
OCTOBER 26, 2016
WE TALKS | Gender Confidence Gap: Is It Real?

WE Talks webcast was launched in April 2016. WE Talks is a series of short video productions by WE members for other WE members. As one key initiative under the WE Global Mentorship and Leadership Committee, the WE Talks program is intended to provide a forum for members to enlighten and inspire each other by sharing their professional growth experiences and challenges on a specific subject
OCTOBER 27, 2016
WE EMEA | ZURICH | Emerging Markets: Trends & Outlook 2017

Members joined us for morning talks about Emerging Markets, covering the trends and an outlook into 2017, with distinguished representatives from Wellershoff & Partners and HSBC at SIX Swiss Exchange AG, Zürich.

NOVEMBER 2, 2016
WE SAN FRANCISCO | November Happy Hour Networking

WE San Francisco welcomed members to an informal happy hour to check in with fellow WE members. 
NOVEMBER 7, 2016
WE CANADA | Leveraging Technology Effectively - Do More, Do Better

We’ve all heard the buzzwords – blockchain, big data, analytics, cloud, digital – but what does it all mean? And how do we practically tap into new technologies to better our own performance and efficiency? 
NOVEMBER 10, 2016
WE CHICAGO | Mentorship Dinner

Mentorship can take many forms, but ultimately has the power to impact someone’s life and propel their career.  WE Chicago invited members to an intimate setting to engage in a conversation with successful leaders across our industry.
NOVEMBER 10, 2016
WE ASIA PACIFIC |HONG KONG | Networking & Charity Drinks

WE Asia Pacific held an evening of canapés and wine in support of the Shanghai Adream Charitable Foundation. 
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
WE CANADA | Monthly Networking Event

Every third Thursday of the month, WE Canada Members enjoy drinks and networking with members of the local ETF ecosystem at Houston Avenue Bar & Grill located in Toronto.
DECEMBER 1, 2016
WE BOSTON | BizBash Holiday Networking

Women in ETFs Boston, Boston Security Analyst Society, Boston Women in Finance & WINS held a joint networking event at BOND located in the Langham Hotel. This was an opportunity to mingle with fellow WE members, as well as make new industry connections.                          
DECEMBER 1, 2016
WE ASIA PACIFIC | SYDNEY | End of Year ETF Celebration

WE Asia Pacific wanted to thank all of our members for a fantastic year, as we invited members to our 2016 end of year networking event. We also discussed the state of the ETF industry as the year comes to a close.
DECEMBER 12, 2016
WE CHICAGO | Holiday Volunteering

Women in ETFs was organized to bring together women and men in the ETF ecosystem. Its mission is to further the careers of women today by leveraging our collective skill and ambition. The Chicago Chapter of WE invited members and non-members alike for a great evening of giving back to the community with friends and colleagues.
DECEMBER 14, 2016
WE WASHINGTON, D.C. | Holiday Celebration

WE Washington, D.C. was pleased to invite members to celebrate the season and our two-year anniversary at RANGE by Chef Bryan Voltaggio.
DECEMBER 14 &15, 2016
WE BOSTON | True Sweat Equity: Empower, Celebrate, Invest

WE Boston challenged members to forget yesterday, take back today, and change your tomorrow by leaving it all on the BIKE. Members were able to sign up for 45-minute indoor cycle sessions at B / SPOKE Studio, riding together to support the organization Live, Learn, Love Cancer Outreach.
DECEMBER 19, 2016
WE DENVER| Holiday Party and Membership Drive

The WE Denver chapter celebrated its official launch in style! WE's newest members enjoyed an evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and lively conversation.
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