In November, a Women’s Internal Network, focused on maximising the potential of women working for BNP Paribas Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB) in London, was launched.

We launched a network focused on women, as it had been recognised by the bank’s management that there was an opportunity to establish a framework whereby networking, career, and education opportunities could be accessed through a format that naturally appeals to women in our organisation.

It is the network’s vision to promote an environment that will allow women to maximise their potential within the opportunities that are available to them. The goal of WIN is to champion the principle that BNP Paribas recognises the value of its female employees and fosters an atmosphere within which they can thrive. The BNP Paribas Women’s Internal Network will focus on the professional needs of female staff across all levels of the business by: providing networking and mentoring opportunities; promoting professional development; addressing issues specific to female staff and advocating career advancement of women within BNP Paribas.