A networking initiative has been launched in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) for women working in the financial services sector. The initiative is the brainchild of business associates from five firms including Mourant Ozannes.
The objective of the Women Offshore Network is to provide networking opportunities, predominantly for women working in the BVI financial services industry. Men are also able to join as associate members.
Eleanor Morgan, senior associate at Mourant Ozannes, is one of the founders of the group. She said: ‘Women tend to network in a different way from men, so we wanted to organise smaller, more informal events that would make it easier for people to reach out and build relationships with others working in the industry. We hope that it may also lead to mentoring opportunities.’
Following on from the launch, the first event the group will host takes place on 26 June 2014 and will be an introduction to the BVI funds industry roundtable session, co-hosted by Marie-Claire Fudge, Mourant Ozannes’ head of BVI funds.