The Cayman Islands’ Shelter in Place order didn’t stop the 100 Women in Finance (“100WF”) Cayman Islands location from successfully launching its newest initiative, MidCareer Bridge. The new peer group aimed at mid-career professionals with 10-18 years of finance experience, including those in transition, launched via Zoom with a virtual cheers led by 100WF CEO Amanda Pullinger and Co-Chairs of the 100WF Cayman MidCareer Bridge Committee, Angilynn Baraud and Renée Caudeiron. Following the toast, a global education session with renowned psychotherapist and author of “This Too Shall Pass: Stories of Change Crisis and Hopeful Beginnings”, Julia Samuel MBE, was attended by 175 100WF members across the world.
The MidCareer Bridge group was established to help women enhance and elevate their career progression and perspectives by bringing together the talent and emerging leaders of this segment. The group plans to host professional development, leadership coaching, and networking events to develop a strong community who will, together, explore the opportunities and challenges of the mid-segment of their careers. Operating under their guiding 30×40 Vision, the not-for-profit organization hopes this new group will help progress toward women performing 30% of investment team and executive leadership roles by 2040.
100WF has continued to engage and support its 15,000 strong membership throughout the pandemic by quickly pivoting to take events from across 26 locations online, creating a robust schedule of seminars and activities spanning its three pillars—Education, Peer Engagement and Impact—for its membership and has experienced an unprecedented level of connectivity, as an organisation, during these uncertain times. The first event in MidCareer Bridge Cayman’s three-part launch series, “Unlocking Inspiration During Change”, saw Julia Samuel MBE, discuss ways to adapt and thrive in challenging circumstances with former 100WF Board Chair, Mimi Drake, Co-President, Permit Capital Advisors. Some of the key topics included the meaning of “this too shall pass” and how it applies to the current crisis, how we can learn to accept change and adapt, the importance of building quality relationships, and Samuel’s model of “The 8 Pillars of Strength” and building resilience.
“This new initiative from 100WF demonstrates the organization’s commitment to developing innovative ways for women in the industry to connect and uplift each other,” said Co-Chairs Angilynn and Renée. “Our hope is that this new program will complement the existing educational and inspirational events in place that empower and speak to women who are entering, or are currently, in the multifaceted mid-stages of their careers.”
The MidCareer Bridge Cayman program is currently open to all elegible 100WF members and will see the following two parts of the launch series hosted by other 100WF committees from across the world.
(Via Press Release)