100WF CONTINUES ITS
GOOD WORK ON CAYMAN
2018 was another memorable year for 100WF Cayman.
Two years on from the body rebranding, its membership
continues to grow steadily, and it has reached new highs in
terms of its charity fundraising. Cayman Funds caught up
with some of the committee members of 100WF Cayman.
It has been another busy 12 months, notable for a number of
further achievements for 100WF Cayman, the global network of
professionals in the finance and alternative investment industries
working to empower women at every stage of their careers.
It held many successful events, raising thousands for charities in the
process, and launched several new initiatives.
The Cayman location of 100WF was launched in 2012 with over 200
members. Now with more than 800 members, it is one of the fastestgrowing
Originally branded 100 Women in Hedge Funds, the organisation
formally changed its name to 100 Women in Finance (100WF) in 2016.
100WF has also grown organically globally from a single New York City
location to 23 locations spanning four continents.
Through peer engagement, philanthropic, and educational initiatives,
it has more than 15,000 global members who are making connections
and creating opportunities that help to advance careers and strengthen
100WF is a resource for its members: it supports women to advance
their careers through education, giving back through philanthropy, and
leveraging relationships through peer engagement.
A global reach
The global organisation has an Advisory Council, which works to enhance
global opportunities for its operating committees, share best practices
and access to speakers, and create a forum for global conversation
around industry topics.
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Representation from the Cayman Islands on the Advisory Council
includes Christina Bodden, a partner in the investment funds group,
Maples and Calder, who chairs the council; Angie Baraud, CEO of
Baraud International; and Odette Samson, partner at Deloitte &
Bodden is one of the founding members of the Cayman Islands
location of 100WF, a member of 100WF Global Association Board and
chair of the 100WF Global Advisory Council which was expanded in
January 2019 to better reflect 100WF’s membership in North America,
the Caribbean, Australia/Asia and EMEA.
“The 2019 mandate of the Advisory Council has broadened, and now
aims to enhance connectivity and communications within 100WF’s
growing global membership,” Bodden says. “We will do this through
a strategic plan of engagement, expansion and diversity which
incorporates all 24 of our global locations.
“100WF is represented by professional women across the globe. It
is important that the work of the Global Advisory Council, its service
to 100WF’s CEO and 100WF members, are reflective of the views and
experiences of all the professional women who adhere to the values of
As part of this role, Bodden is involved in some of the international
events run by 100WF. In February 2019, along with Betty Baraud MBE, a
‘Global Angel’ with 100WF, she attended the 100WF London Gala held
at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Members of the finance industry and wider community attended,
including delegates from BlackRock, Allianz Global Investors, CIBC,
Citibank and UBS. Some £500,000 was raised in support of The Royal