HSBC Private Bank Women’s Forum Supports Women in Business

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Podcasts explore personal stories of two successful business women

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HSBC Private Bank hosted its fourth Women’s Forum in the UK, recognizing
the achievements of women in business, considering the challenges they
face and championing their continued progress. The focus was on helping
women accomplish their professional and personal ambitions, as well as
inspiring and engaging the next generation of successful women.

Starting with the inspirational stories of our speakers, we look
forward to stimulating conversation and debate with our clients. Today
is an opportunity for our clients to connect with like-minded
individuals, to consider how they can have a positive impact in their
industries and to inspire the next generation of women
,” said Helen
Westbrook, Head of Marketing, Europe and Middle East at HSBC Private
Bank.

To coincide with this event, HSBC Private Bank released two podcasts
featuring guest speakers Mariéme Jamme, CEO, Spotone Global Solutions
and Kirsty Bashforth, Kier Group plc non-executive director.

Mariéme grew up in an orphanage in Senegal and didn’t attend school
until she was 16. When asked how she overcame the significant challenges
of her childhood to become the successful business women she is today,
Mariéme said that “tenacity” got her through. “Knowing
where I came from, and knowing that I didn’t have any support, that gave
me the power to really ‘go for it’
.” Click
here to listen
.

Kirsty recalls what it took to achieve success as a woman in her 24
years at BP, including the vital role of mentors and sponsors. “More
importantly is sponsorship. Those people who will stand-up for you when
you’re not in the room and advocate for you,
” Kirsty recounts. Click
here to listen
.

HSBC Private Bank launched the Women’s Forum in 2013 and hosts forums
across its operations. Most recently, the bank hosted a Women’s Forum in
Singapore, attended by influential women who are involved in managing
their family business as well as the “business of the family.”

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About HSBC Private Bank

As part of the HSBC Group, one of the world’s largest banking and
financial services organisations, HSBC Private Bank seeks to be the
leading international private bank for business owners and their
families. It provides clients with wealth, business and family
succession solutions in the largest and fastest growing markets around
the world. HSBC Private Bank is the marketing name for the private
banking business conducted by the principal private banking subsidiaries
of the HSBC Group.

For more information, visit www.hsbcprivatebank.com.

HSBC Holdings plc

HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of the HSBC Group, is
headquartered in London. The Group serves customers worldwide from
around 6,100 offices in 72 countries and territories in Europe, Asia,
North and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. With
assets of US$2,549bn at 30 September 2015, HSBC is one of the world’s
largest banking and financial services organisations.

Contacts

For HSBC Private Bank
Katie Amber-Mackin, +44 207 8603464
katie.amber.mackin@hsbcpb.com
or
Laura
Sheridan Powers, +1 212 525 0115
laura.s.powers@us.hsbc.com