TXF Stages for Change | Gender Equality in Trade and Export Finance

May 2, 2019
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TXF Stages for Change | Gender Equality in Trade and Export Finance

May 2, 2019
Bracewell LLP Office, United Kingdom


"Making progress on longstanding challenges requires a different lens and a new approach."

The TXF Stages for Change initiative provides a platform, both online and offline, to encourage and promote diversity within trade, export and commodity finance. Each stage will focus on delivering change where it’s needed most – from race, ethnicity and gender equality to socioeconomic status and sustainability.

Introducing stage one: Gender Equality in Trade and Export Finance

TXF’s first Stage for Change event will take place on 2nd May in London at Bracewell's offices. Over 30 people will attend a small roundtable and structured networking event to propel and foster business relationships that need to exist in order to achieve gender equality in trade, export and commodity finance.


LEAVE WITH BUSINESS: We all want to achieve the same thing and do business with people we like, trust and respect. TXF Stages for Change provides a space that champions both women and men to build relationships with other women

LEARN SOMETHING NEW: Female experts that you know will lead discussions and provide solutions on the subjects currently affecting your work and industry

STAY CONNECTED: Business relationships won’t grow from a single meeting. TXF’s Stages for Change will keep you connected via post-event community follow ups online, whatsapp and offline via meet-ups

For any queries please email [email protected].

Host Sponsor:


Rebecca Harding
Rebecca Harding
Co-founder & CEO
Coriolis Technologies Limited
Katharine Morton
Katharine Morton
Head of Trade, Treasury and Risk
TXF Media


Get a feel for the content of the day with our draft agenda below. This may be subject to change and the finalized agenda will be distributed closer to the event.

9:00 - 9:20  Registration 
Grab a coffee and settle in. The delegate list will be released two days before the event.

9:20 - 9.30  Opening remarks
Welcome to the inaugural TXF Stages for Change event! We’re really looking forward to getting to know you all and how we can work together over the coming years. Join us to launch the Stages for Change network with a content-packed breakfast briefing that gives you the chance to meet fellow female leaders in the trade & export finance space.

9.30 - 10.30  Mapping Europe: A political risk overview

Take a tour of the most pressing political risks facing Europe today. We’ll look at topics including:

  • Do Catalonian separatists still pose significant risks?
  • What will the impacts of Italy’s strict anti-austerity measures entail, and will the economy recover?
  • Will we ever break the Brexit deadlock, and what, if any, business will emerge from the confusion?

We take your interests into account and shape the session based on the business you are engaged in. Share your expertise with fellow industry leaders and workshop tangible solutions for dealing with European risk profiles. 

Katharine Morton, Head of Trade, Treasury & Risk, TXF Media 

10.30  - 11.00  Coffee break: It’s all about the network
Having established each other’s key areas of interest, take the coffee break to book a few meetings with your newfound connections via our networking app.

11.00 - 12.30pm  Take up space
Next up is our structured networking session. We’ll facilitate the one-to-one meetings you arrange on the app and give you the chance to have some longer discussions with key professionals.

12.30-1.30 Networking lunch
Take your time to continue the networking over lunch and into the afternoon!


We are delighted to confirm that the event will be hosted at Bracewell's offices in central London:

Tower 42, 25 Old Broad St, London EC2N 1HQ 

Lunch is included! The nearest tube stations are Aldgate (Circle/ Metropolitan lines) and Liverpool Street (Circle/ Metropolitan/ Central/ Hammersmith & City)


Event enquiries

Phone: +44 (0)203 735 5180

Email: [email protected]

Contact Us

Interested in speaking? 
We are on the lookout for those who wish to come forward and lead the discussion. Email us and let us know.

Got change on the brain? 
Get in touch to see how you can get involved with the wider Stages for Change initiative. We look forward to hosting more platforms like this across a variety of subject in 2019. Similarly, we would love to hear your ideas on the next topic of conversation.