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Cate is Senior Executive Sponsor and founding member of HSBC North America Women’s Connections initiative. She hosts women’s panels on everything from the importance of being clear on what you want from your career to influencing others, and the vital role of sponsors and mentors. During these engagements, she brings together women across sectors and industries, HSBC, the media as well as key clients. As she travels around the world, Cate hosts roundtable discussions with groups of talented females across the bank where they discussed topics like how to tackle difficult conversations with management as well as how to manage work-life balance. She has also held many similar events across EMEA. In the US, she is senior sponsor of ‘Balance’, HSBC’s employee resource group, dedicated to supporting the recruitment, development, enhancement and engagement of a gender-balanced workforce within HSBC. Outside of HSBC, Cate moderated the “Build Your Business, Build Your Brand” event, focusing on women’s career insight and networking. She is active in various national level charities and participates in many International Women’s Day events. In addition to her charity leadership, she was named one of the Top 25 Women to Watch in the American Banker awards.