Empowering Women at Different Stages in their Careers

In honor of Women's History Month, our panel of accomplished leaders will share actionable ideas and personal stories that impacted their own career trajectories. Gain valuable insights and practical strategies for driving positive change in your organization. Whether you're a seasoned professional, emerging leader, or ally committed to diversity and inclusion, this webinar provides valuable perspectives for empowering women to thrive in the workplace and beyond.

Shannon Daigh (Moderator)

Executive Director, Global Head of Middle Office Product, JP Morgan

Shannon Daigh currently leads (AM Operations) Global Middle Office Product & Fixed Income Middle Office based in New York. Shannon is responsible for implementing advanced oversight data insights and instrumentation platforms as well as supporting the GFICC Business.

Shannon has 19 years of Transformation, Technology, and Operations leadership across multiple verticals and brings substantial expertise in holistic end to end strategic delivery and execution.

Shannon  is a member of the JP Morgan LGBTQ+ Executive Forum, co-chairs the JPMAM Operations DEI Council, and co-chairs the NICSA Industry engagement council

Shannon holds a B.S Business Administration from the State University of New York at Geneseo with accreditations from Oxford University New College and American University Rome.

Sabaha Ahmed, CFA

VP, Credit Research, HSBC Asset Management

Sabaha Ahmed is a VP in Credit Research at HSBC Asset Management. She was selected as HSBC’s 2021 Honoree for Diversity Project North America’s Rising Star program. Prior to HSBC, Sabaha held roles at Guggenheim Partners and Albridge Solutions. She graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Technology, is a CFA Charterholder, and achieved a Certificate in ESG Investing from the CFA Institute.

Sharee Hassan

Director of ESG, Northern Trust Wealth Management

Sharee Hassan is the Director of ESG where she leads the development of ESG investment capabilities within Northern Trust Wealth Management's Investment Practice. She is responsible for providing ESG education to clients and partners addressing a wide variety of ESG investing techniques, solutions and key market trends. Sharee works closely with North American investors, such as high-net-worth individuals, families, foundations and endowments on their ESG objectives. She collaborates with partners and clients by analyzing ESG portfolio exposure to guide the integration of sustainable solutions. She enjoys sharing her expertise through training sessions, client meetings, investment committees, webinars and thought leadership.

Previously, Sharee was the Associate Director of Sustainable Investing Client Engagement for Northern Trust Asset Management serving the Sustainable Investing needs of the world's largest institutional investors. Sharee was an active member of Northern Trust Asset Management's Sustainable Investing Council and Proxy Voting Committee. She also was a former co-lead on the investor-led engagement, Climate Action 100+ initiative to ensure the world's largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters take necessary action on climate change. 

She enjoys sharing her time through mentoring and participating in community service events, such as the UNCF walk for education. Her hobbies include exercising, traveling and trying new cuisines.

Cinda Whitten

Head of Global Investment Operations, Nuveen

Cinda Whitten joined the firm in 2022 as the Head of Nuveen Global Investment Operations and is accountable for advancing Nuveen’s operations strategy, including delivering a transformational plan to modernize and scale operational practices, integrate currently unsupported affiliates, improve service reliability, manage regulatory risk and reduce operating costs to align with Nuveen’s focus on becoming the world’s premier provider of investment solutions.

Cinda is a seasoned, dynamic, results driven operations leader with over 20 years of global expertise and success in driving operational improvements, with measurable results in the investment management industry. Specifically, Cinda has built out and led global teams, has experience with large institutional global clients with unique requirements and understands the complex landscape of the regulatory environment that impacts operations in markets we operate. 

Cinda strongly believes in winning the hearts and minds of key stakeholders, championing the development of teams through mentoring and coaching and leading process improvements across teams for the betterment of clients, team members and the organization.

Prior to joining TIAA, Cinda was Managing Director at Principal Global Investors, where she drove a multi-year global transformational program resulting in modernized technology and business processes for the Global Investment Book of Record, supported more than $350b AUM through the transformation of core investment operations, integrated unsupported affiliates and transitioned affiliates supported that were sold and developed and led the implementation of a business enablement program within operations focused on advancing technical skills of business team to build and deploy automation capabilities.

Cinda is active in the industry and has served on client advisory board with asset servicers, technology applications and conference events. She is also a member of the CIPM Association and holds a certification in Investment Performance Measurement by the CFA Institute. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Bachelor’s of Finance from Northwest Missouri State University.


Empowering Women at Different Stages in their Careers
Recorded 03/03/2024  |  60 minutes
Recorded 03/03/2024  |  60 minutes