Women in Finance Leadership

Networking Lunch in celebration of International Women’s Day 2024

International Women's Day 2024
  • 13 March
  • 12:30pm – 3:30pm
  • The Swan at Shakespeare's Globe

On Wednesday 13 March 2024, we will be getting together at The Swan in London to celebrate women shaping the future of finance.

This is an event where women in finance leadership and their allies will get together to make unmatched connections, talk about tech and finance trends that are shaping the world and discuss how we can better support and inspire the next generation of female leaders within our sector.

  • 12:30 - Welcome drinks and networking
  • 13:15 - Interactive panel discussion
  • 14:00 - Delicious 3 course lunch

Who is the event for?

Designed for women in finance leadership, this event will bring together CFOs, order-to-cash directors, finance directors, finance VPs, AR managers and other women at the forefront of transforming the accounts receivable and finance functions.

Why attend?

Join our thought-provoking discussion on the forefront of finance transformation, and gain inspiration and insights that propel your leadership journey forward.

  • Expand your network and meet like-minded influential women in finance and beyond
  • Discuss and explore ways you can empower and cultivate women leaders
  • Get inspired by the brightest minds in finance and tech who will share their stories
  • Share ideas and your own experiences as a champion for other women

Our panel discussion

The evolving landscape of the finance function and how we can drive a positive change for women in the industry

One of the key themes of the International Women’s Day 2024 is supporting women and girls into leadership, decision-making, business and STEM. To unwrap this topic and dig deeper into what is changing and how we can be the driving force behind a positive change, we have invited a panel of prominent female leaders from the order-to-cash, AI and cyber-security sectors to share their unique perspectives, experiences and views. Here are some questions we will aim to unwrap in this discussion:

  • Why do women in finance and tech matter?
  • What trends and technologies are shaping the finance profession of the future?
  • What is AI’s impact on the female workforce in finance and beyond?
  • What strategies can help build a successful and resilient career in our sector?
  • How can we as leaders inspire more women and girls to pursue studies and careers in finance?

Our guest speakers

Laurence Gallais

Global Collections Analyst at Cheetah Digital UK

An experienced AR leader, Laurence is the driving force behind Cheetah Digital’s financial automation and transformation journey. Specialising in streamlining processes within the global collections function and with practical experience inside a world-class finance team, Laurence will share her journey in O2C transformation as well as being a female leader and her take on empowering women in finance.

Josie West

Director of AI and Founder, FOIL Ltd

A director with 10+ years experience in data, AI and business consultancy, Josie makes AI understandable, impactful and with human in the loop. To add to her impressive knowledge of the hottest emerging technologies, she also wears many other hats. A coach and the founder of social enterprise She Flies Extreme Sports, Josie has a wealth of knowledge and will offer a unique perspective on women leadership and empowerment.

Trafenia Salzman

Co-founder and CEO at Sittadel

Being in cybersecurity and technology for over 10 years, Trafenia knows a thing or two about ensuring the safety of hardware, software and networks, with the latest legislations and emerging technologies in mind. Not only that, but she is on a personal mission to save people’s jobs by empowering them to do what they are good at. She can’t help but empower her team, clients and even family to help them reach their potential. That filters into everything that she does as a leader at Sittadel and beyond.

Your Host

Sarah Jayne-Martin
Sarah Jayne-Martin

Director of Financial Automation
Quadient AR

Sarah-Jayne is a passionate financial solutions expert who focuses on solving client credit, collections, and payment challenges within the order to cash space by leveraging technology and process improvements. A former O2C director herself, she understands first-hand what the leadership journey for women in finance looks like in today’s environment. Combining her extensive knowledge of the payment industry, her passion for empowering other women along with her bubbly personality, she will make a perfect host to welcome you to this event.