HSBC

  • Recruiting unit works with employee groups to promote diverse talent pool
  • Diversity trends get tracked quarterly

Latin America took center stage for some of the key performances by women-led units. Among them, Katia Bouazza positioned HSBC as the region's top debt underwriter (11 percent of the market) as managing director and head of debit capital markets, while Debra Lodge, managing director of foreign exchange sales and strategy, led HSBC's successful entry into online FX trading in Latin America—similar to her work a decade ago in establishing HSBC on the Asian FX exchanges. Meanwhile, the pretax profits produced by Mary Duke, head of private wealth solutions for the Americas, far exceeded expectations, helped along by the integration of HSBC’s international insurance business with the insurance portfolio of the private bank.
Representation of female management and operating committee members is not as strong as at other banks—women account for just three of 18 senior executives, and 12 of 117 corporate officers. But the bank has been steadily improving on this front, with 25 percent of senior vice president roles belonging to women (up from 17 percent in 2008), and with a third of promotions above the senior vice president level going to women.

The Team

Irene Dorner

Diane D’Erasmo

Mary Duke

Deborah Hazell

Katia Bouazza

Debra Lodge

Mayra DiRico

Ann Craig

Paulette Crooke

Jodi Richard

Christina Baldwin

Anne Binstock

Lynne Brzezenski

Cari Cardaci

Nancy Del Genio

Rita Gonzalez

Virginia Maddock

Terri Pearce

Paulomi Shah

Alison Melick

Rachel Montgomerie

Joan Maira

Susan Rangeley

Amy Shang

Barbara Tsarnas

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