Bloomberg today – 23 March - launched a new EU Women in Finance initiative to promote greater gender diversity, inspire and empower the next generation of women to pursue and advance careers in finance.
The initiative aims to open up and demystify the world of financial markets to young women. It is the first pan-EU program offering dedicated training on capital markets alongside the opportunity to learn from inspirational female leaders shaping the future of financial services in the EU.
Anneka Treon, Head of Competence Centre at Van Lanschot Kempen, is appointed as ambassador for this new initiative. Anneka about the appointment: “I’m very pleased to have been invited to be one of the ambassadors of Bloomberg’s EU Women in Finance initiative. It is time for us all to truly embrace our role in building the next generation of female leaders in finance. It is an honor that I, together with this accomplished group of female leaders, can play an active role in achieving this."
In collaboration with Junior Achievement Europe - Europe’s largest non-profit dedicated to preparing young people for employment and entrepreneurship – the Bloomberg initiative will offer high-school students in six EU countries an introduction to financial markets using a bespoke curriculum developed by Bloomberg. Participants will also have a unique and valuable opportunity to learn from senior leaders in the finance ecosystem across the private and public sector, including banking executives, investors, political decision-makers, central bankers, civil servants and regulators. In 2022, the initiative aims to reach 300 students across Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain.