Inspiring a more inclusive world 

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This Women’s History Month, we celebrate the trailblazers who have paved the way, and those who challenge the status quo to drive equality and inspire inclusion for women.

March 2024

The contributions women have made to history and contemporary society take center stage this month, with activities observing International Women’s Day, Women’s History Month and more.

At State Street, we celebrate the many economic and cultural achievements of women, but also recognize that there is still work to be done to attain true equality in the workplace and in society. In all facets of our business, we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where everyone – regardless of race, religion, gender, age or disability – feels a sense of belonging.

Motivated by this year’s International Women’s Day theme – “Inspiring Inclusion” – we asked colleagues from around the world to share how they are contributing to a more inclusive world for women, not only this month but year-round.

Here are a few of their responses:


Anthony Almanzar
Senior Program Manager, State Street Global Advisors Application Technology Solutions Group, Boston

When women are given the platform to freely share their stories, showcase their talents and experience, and raise their profiles, that promotes inclusion. It’s up to all of us, but to leaders in particular, to create that environment. I proudly inspire a more inclusive world for women by mentoring, championing and advocating for women in leadership development and exposure opportunities while creating moments of belonging in the workplace.


Amani Boros
Head of Sustainability, State Street Bank International GmbH, Zurich

Women represent 50 percent of the 8 billion people on earth and, according to the World Economic Forum, it will take more than 160 years to close the global economic gender gap. That’s not OK, and I intend to be part of the solution by challenging inequality, using my voice and position to raise the gender gap issue with senior management, and mentoring women to help them succeed in the corporate world.


Jeanet Ladino-Otero
Vice President, GHR Workforce Planning and Insights, Boston

As a Latina woman, my plan to build a more inclusive world for women means challenging stereotypes in our communities and accepting our differences, whether it be culturally or spiritually. In the workplace, inspiring inclusion means leading with the mindset that we women are capable of achieving our goals and flying high to follow our dreams.


Amar Magaji Manjunath
Senior Manager, Global AML Center - KYC QA, Bangalore

Gender diversity, inclusion, equality and the empowerment of women are essential components for creating a better world. And at the core of that is respect for each other’s ideas and opinions. By showing and promoting mutual respect, support and empathy for my friends, family and colleagues, I hope to inspire inclusion and make the world a better place.


Neetha Raja
Strategic Initiatives Lead, Chief Operating Office, GTS India, Bangalore

There are a lot of stereotypes that manifest at home, in the workplace and in society that continue to hold women back. Education and awareness are key to challenging these stereotypes and driving positive change. I am committed to being a catalyst in mentoring colleagues at the workplace and pushing them to explore their full potential and become a better version of themselves.

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Raja Singh
Head of Creative Services, Global Marketing, Hyderabad

I am a firm believer that diversity strengthens our society, drives innovation, and fosters a more equitable and empathetic world for current and future generations. Advancing women and promoting gender equality both play a major role in achieving that vision. My commitment to a world that is more inclusive of women is rooted in the conviction that diversity brings strength.


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