The Risk Management Association launches 'Women in Risk' initiative

Published: Wednesday, 09 June 2021 08:51

The Risk Management Association (RMA) has launched its new ‘Women in Risk’ community with a special panel discussion at its Governance, Compliance, and Operational Risk Virtual Conference.

Women in Risk will be an RMA community that provides peer sharing, inspiration, events, and resources to help women advance and thrive in their financial industry careers. Events will include Women in Risk forums, affinity groups, and an annual themed issue of The RMA Journal.

"Barron's reported this year that women hold only 11 percent of the executive positions at publicly traded US financial institutions," said RMA President and CEO Nancy Foster. "While that is actually a slight increase from five years ago, there is clearly much room for improvement. I am excited about the launch of Women in Risk, and proud of the role it and RMA's other DEI efforts will have in expanding opportunities in the financial services industry."