FISD Women's Group

The FISD Women's Group offers women in the financial information industry the opportunity to network, discuss challenges and share advice. Please contact Tracey Shumpert if you would like to host or sponsor a Women's Group event, recommend a speaker, or learn about attendance. 

Scheduled 2017 Women's Group Events:    

London: March 7, 2017

Toronto: March 23, 2017

2017 Women's Group Speakers

Mouna Aouri Langendorf: Founder, Woomentum

Mouna Aouri is a bridge engineer and a serial tech entrepreneur. Mouna has been involved in the tech industry since the late 90s. She has also worked for some fo the best French and Japanese engineering firms in Tokyo. Mouna built her first business in 2005, a local consulting company based in North Africa that managed engineering projects in the region led by French and Japanese engineering firms. One of the most exciting projects that Mouna has led was the launch of the first mobile wallet technology platform in Tunisia in 2007.

Following the Arab Spring revolution in 2011, Mouna has relocated to Singapore with her family. Her deep desire to see more women in technology and for women to play a bigger role in founding the companies of the future led her to found Woomentum. Woomentum is the first crowdfunding platform in Asia for female-led startups to raise funds, validate their market and create brand ambassadors. Woomentum is based in Singapore and now has the fastest growing community in Southeast Asia.

Mouna will be a panelist at FISD Women's Group Singapore on September 7, 2016.


Virginie Barbot: Head of Business Development Asia Data Services, Deutsche Boerse AG

Mrs. Virginie Barbot joined the German exchange operator Deutsche Boerse Group (DBG) in 2011. In her current role she is in charge of developing the Market Data Services business of Deutsche Boerse Group. Virginia is also responsible for Data Cooperations projects with DBG partners in Asia such as the BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange), the SSE (Shanghai Stock Exchange) and TAIFEX (Taiwan Futures Exchange).

Prior to joining DBG, she was a director in charge of business development for CQG, a financial software solution, in Singapore.

Virginie will be a panelist at FISD Women's Group Singapore on September 7, 2016.


Zann Kwan: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Entpreneur, Finance Professional, Working Mum

Zann is a FinTech entrepreneur in Bitcoin and blockchain technology. Her team brought in the first public Bitcoin machine in Asia, installed in Citylink Mall in Central Singapore. Her team is currently working on products and services to increase the usability and accessibility of digital currencies and to develop innovative solutions based on the blockchain technology. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Straits Times, the Business Times, MyPaper, and Singapore Radio 93.8. She is also a frequent speaker on forums and seminars on digital currencies.

Before her foray into FinTech, Zann was an investment professional with 16 years of extensive international experience in investment and asset management. She has been based in Singapore and New York. Her real estate investment experience ranged from deal sourcing, due diligence, fundraising, financing, asset management, portfolio management to asset disposition; in office, hospitality, residential, and mixed-use assets.

Zann will be a panelist at FISD Women's Group Singapore on September 7, 2016.

Cynthia Siantar: Co-Founder, Call Levels

Cynthia is the co-founder of Call Levels, a FinTech provider of financial monitoring, data analytics, and notifications services, optimized for the cloud. She started out as an Investment Consulting Analyst with Mercer, where she advised clients on investment strategies. At HSBC's Equity Capital Markets (ASEAN) team, Cynthia focused on originating and executing ECM transactions such as IPOs and share placements. Cynthia holds a master's in Financial Mathematics from Stanford and a B.S. from the London School of Economics. She was recently selected as one of Forbes's "30 Under 30 in Asia" in the Finance category. At Call Levels, Cynthia is responsible for setting the organization's overall direction for growth, operations, and communications.

Cynthia will be a panelist at FISD Women's Group Singapore on September 7, 2016.

Jennifer Nayar: CEO, SR Labs 

Jennifer Nayar is the SR Labs' Chief Executive Officer, based at the SR Labs headquarters in New York. Jennifer was appointed CEO in June 2015, joining the company from REDI where she served as Chief of Staff.

Ms. Nayar has been successfully leading and driving growth of market data businesses since 2007, when she served as the Global Head of Market Data Products and Business Operations for the New York Stock Exchange. Prior to her time at the NYSE, she held management positions at NYFIX, Omgeo, Mercator Software, and the London Stock Exchange. In 2014 Ms. Nayar was honored by Women on Wall Street for her excellence in leadership.

Jennifer was a panelist at FISD Women's Group New York on February 4, 2016.


Pavle Sabic, FRM: Director - Market Development, S&P Capital IQ

Pavle Sabic is a Director on the Market Development team in the Product & Content division of S&P Capital IQ. In this global role, Mr. Sabic focuses on thought leadership and global business development -- including client workflow and pre- and post-sales solutions. He joined the firm's London office in 2011, where he also covered business development in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Prior to joining S&P Capital IQ, Mr. Sabic was a product specialist in the risk management division of State Street Investment Analytics. He began his career at Kames Capital -- formerly AEGON AM -- as a Fixed Income Analyst.

Mr. Sabic graduated with a degree in Mathematics and Economics from Herriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and holds an MSC in Finance and Investment from the University of Edinburgh. He also has an FRM certification from the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Pavle was a panelist at FISD Women's Group New York on February 4, 2016.


Lindsey White: Bank Industry Editor, SNL Financial

Lindsey White is Bank Industry Editor in SNL Financial's newsroom. Prior to joining SNL in 2010, she was a journalist at various Financial Times publications in London. She received a Masters degree in Media & Communications from the London School of Economics in 2008. 

Lindsey was a panelist at FISD Women's Group New York on February 4, 2016.

2015 Women's Group Speakers

Angelina Kwan, CPA: Managing Director, Head of Regulatory Compliance, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

Ms. Angelina Kwan is currently the Managing Director and Head of Regulatory Compliance for Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited. Ms. Kwan has over 29 years of experience in Asia and the United States, in business development, restructuring, regulatory/compliance, as well as investor and stakeholder relations. She started her career at KPMG and has held senior management, committee, and/or board positions with the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, Cantor Fitzgerald/BGC Parters, Kleinwort Benson, HG Asia Limited, Sony Pictures, and the REORIENT Group (HK376), and most recently, CLSA Limited.

Ms. Kwan is currently a Hong Kong Government appointed member of the Women's Commission, the Financial Reporting Council Process Review Panel, and the Council for Sustainable Development, a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Securities Industry Development Corporation of Malaysia, the Vice-Chairman and Director of The Women's Foundation, an Honorary Adjunct Professor of Finance for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and serves on a number of other boards and committees. She lectures frequently for various international government and regulatory organizations as well as course providers.

She is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States and Hong Kong and a graduate of the University of Southern California. Her MBA is from Pepperdine University and LLB with Hong Kong University and Manchester Metropolitan University.

Angelina spoke at FISD Women's Group Hong Kong on November 10, 2015.


 Jean Donnelly: Executive Director, FinTech Sandbox

Jean Donnelly is the FinTech Sandbox Executive Director who comes from Fidelity Investments, GE Capital, and EnerNOC. With a background in insurance operations and process excellence in both financial services and clean tech, she has worked in both small startups as well as established industry makers. Jean likes to get things done whether it be completing business initiatives, reducing turnaround times, or bringing new businesses on board. She looks forward to assisting FinTech Sandbox build a vibrant community.

Jean spoke at FISD Women's Group New York on June 23, 2015.

Stacey English: Head of Regulatory Intelligence, Thomson Reuters

Stacey English is Head of Regulatory Intelligence for Thomson Reuters, one of the world's leading information companies. She leads a global team of regulatory experts who monitor and analyze the implications of global regulatory developments for financial services firms worldwide, as well as providing the content for regulated firms' eLearning training. She has nearly 20 years' compliance, risk, and audit experience within the financial services industry. She began her regulatory career with the Financial Services Authority (and formerly the PIA), spending six years undertaking supervisory inspections and mis-selling investigations, and drafting new rules and guidance for the industry. She spent two years as an internal auditor assessing the conduct of the regulator itself. Stacey moved into risk management within the insurance industry as a senior manager for Aviva and latterly with Lloyd's of London, where she focused on designing and embedding enterprise-wide risk assessment and reporting. She has also provided risk management consultancy services to Lloyd's syndicates. More recently, she was head of governance, reporting, and intelligence for Barclays Bank. Stacey is a qualified accountant, having gained the highest results worldwide, has first class degrees in BSc (Hons) Applied Accounting and BA (Hons) Business Administration, and holds the Financial Planning Certificate.

Stacey spoke at FISD Women's Group London, on June 11, 2015.


Lauren Fritsch: Founder and CEO, Coaching Collective

Lauren Fritsch is the founder and CEO of the Coaching Collective, a boutique management consulting firm that focuses on the unique needs of a fast-growing, privately-held companies. She provides change management, strategy, sales team training, talent engagement, and culture and process innovation to  clients in diverse industries including manufacturing, global outsourcing, real estate, technology, health care, professional services, consumer products, hospitality, fashion, and retail.

Her clients include Olympic athletes, members of Congress, venture capitalists, and CEOs. Her work has been spotlighted by ABC, Social Media Weeks NYC + DC, South by Southwest, the INC 5000, Let's Talk Live, Design*Sponge, and Katie Couric.

A graduate of the University of Virginia and Phillips Academy in Andover, Lauren is a member of the International Coach Federation, a Certified Professional Behavioral Strategist, an E-RYT 200 yoga teacher, and a certified Pilates instructor. She lives in New York City with her husband and young daughter.

A magnetic leader herself, Lauren discussed how women can help themselves be both recognized and valued as leaders within their organizations. Lauren spoke at FISD Women's Group New York on February 23, 2015.