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Ep 31: The astonishing impact of vulnerable leadership and how to deploy it as a woman with Hedwige Nuyens

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Helen McGuire
by Helen McGuire

I​f you have an all-male board in a bank, that bank is on average both riskier and less profitable, according to a recent study.

In this episode, we speak with Hedwige Nuyens, CEO of the International Banking Federation and chair of European Women on Boards. Hedwige is also a passionate D&I champion, and in our conversation, we find out how Women on Boards is making the 40% women on company boards targets happen.

Hedwige also gives us some fascinating insights into the 2008 financial crisis from the perspective of someone within the banking sector and how the crisis affected Hedwige and her colleagues. We also learn about how Hedwige used her desire to make a better world to push her career forward.

We also cover:

  • How did Hedwige manage the difficulties she faced from a young age throughout her career?

  • How has diversity changed in global banking?

  • What key changes has Hedwige made within the banking system?

  • Have things improved within the banking sector from a D&I perspective?

  • Making a positive change from the inside

  • The role of banks during Covid and climate change

  • Hedwige’s top tip for women wanting to push for a more senior position

  • Hedwige’s dedication to D&I and her expertise is an inspiration!

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