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AdminAug, 26 20202 min read

Introducing SS&C Eze's Female Leadership Spotlight Series

Women's Equality Day Spotlight Series

Wednesday, August 26, 2020, is National Women's Equality Day in the United States. Observed each year since 1973, Women's Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th amendment, which granted some women in the United States the right to vote. This year marks the 100th Anniversary since the 19th amendment was certified, and Women’s Equality Day serves as an annual recognition of the continued progress we have made towards advancing equality for women.

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In honor of National Women’s Equality Day, we wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate the many women across SS&C Eze who help drive our success every day. In this spirit, we are pleased to announce that over the course of the next several months, on our blog, we will be spotlighting and sharing the stories of some of the incredibly talented female leaders here at SS&C Eze.

The Network: The Conversation Starts at Home

As Jenny Kim DeSmyter, Director, Business Development at SS&C Eze, discussed in a 2017 post on our blog, women make up a growing yet still vastly underrepresented piece of the workforce in the financial and technology industries with women holding only 8% of all fintech director positions worldwide.

At SS&C Eze, this was part of the reason we introduced The Network, our women’s network. To provide a place where employees can share their experiences as women navigating a male-dominated industry, build supportive relationships, and grow personally and professionally.

In practice, this often means getting together, whether in-person or virtually, to hear from leaders, share knowledge and skills, and to dive into the challenges and opportunities facing women in this industry. Events have ranged from informal lunch-and-learns to panel discussions and guest speakers on a variety of topics.

A recent panel discussion featured Eze leaders sharing their stories and perspectives on issues impacting women, including career development and self-advocacy. 

Join the Conversation


With this blog series, we seek to do something similar. Although The Network and its events have served as an invaluable resource to our employees here at SS&C Eze, we know that productive dialogues cannot be confined to a single group or place of work. That is why we have asked some of our female leaders to participate in this blog series. To open up the conversation by sharing their stories with all of you. We hope you will tune in over the coming months to learn more about the incredible female leaders here at SS&C Eze and join the conversation. 

Check out the first of the spotlight conversations below! 

Leadership Spotlight Series: Kathryn Mendes, Managing Director of Global Solutions


Leadership Spotlight Series: Jenny Kim DeSmyter, Managing Director, Sales Strategy


Leadership Spotlight Series: Bahar Ghaffari, Managing Director of EMEA & APAC Sales

2023_Social_Leadership Spotlight Series - Bahar Ghaffari, Managing Director of EMEA & APAC Sales

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