Westpac Women's Markets (Joined:Monday 07 Mar 2011)
Larke Riemer is the Director of Women's Markets for the Westpac Banking Corporation.
Larke's Business Profile
Westpac Women's Markets
Street Address: 360 Collins Street
State / Region: Victoria
Postcode / Zip code: 3000
Larke's Career Details
Westpac Women's Markets
Job Title:Director Westpac Women's Markets
Larke Riemer is the Director of Women's Markets for Westpac Banking Corporation.
Larke has over 30 years with the Westpac Group and has worked across all areas of the bank. She has been instrumental in positioning Westpac to be recognised by the World Bank as global best practice for the work they do with women. Larke has responsibility for growing the overall footings of female customers which currently sits at approximately $107 billion and generates over $1.6 billion in revenue.
Larke is a regular commentator in the media as a spokesperson for Westpac on issues relating to women and the female economy.
Larke is the immediate past Chair of the Global Banking Alliance for Women in Banking whose mission is to accelerate the growth of women in business and women's wealth creation globally, while generating superior business outcomes for member financial institutions.
Larke is now the Global Ambassador for the Global Banking Alliance for Women.
She is a regularly asked to speak internationally for the World Bank/International Finance Corporation on issues relating to women and access to finance.
In 2011 Larke was recognised by The International Alliance for Women for her efforts in advancing economic empowerment of women worldwide and was awarded with the World of Difference award.
In 2012 Larke was awarded Westpac’s CEO Lifetime Recognition Award for her Outstanding Contribution to Women & Banking.
In June 2014 Larke was a keynote speaker at the annual Power Shift Conference at Oxford University for Women in the Global Economy on the topic of Women in Finance.
Articles by Larke
I was in my local supermarket’s car park the other day about to leave when a man in a menacing 4-wheel drive turned in to park.
Out there in the world of brands and finance and banks, it's important, if you're going to be heard above the noise, to establish yourself and stamp the space with something that's undeniably you.
The following is a blog I posted on the GBA site when I was in Tokyo. The panel session on access for finance for women in which I was involved was well received with closing remarks from World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim acknowledging Westpac's long and successful history in the space and the benchmark setting we share with others so they too can accelerate access to finance for women businesses to develop and grow stronger communities and economies.
It's true, I know from experience that when something isn't on your radar, when the behaviours don't exist for you, then it's very often not something you think about. and, until someone else points it out, you also don't get the whole picture. Of course, I'm speaking about women leaders, women role models in positions of power and how few of them there are - even now - in the public spotlight.
On August 31st as the now Prime Minister was still deep in conversation with the three Independents, Bob Katter, Rob Oakeshott and Terry Windsor, I was at lunch with Bill Evans, Westpac's senior economist, and a roomful of hi-energy women in Melbourne.
I came across this piece by Isobel Coleman the other day in Forbes magazine and I wanted to share it with our Ruby members, so here's a little taste of what you van expect and I encourage you to go to the link to read more: "Women Are The New Global Growth Engine"