Expert on financial empowerment for women
Women and finance
Investing with a gender-focus
Entrepreneurship & "intrapreneurship"
Olga is a marketing and innovation expert, and a specialist in gender equality, gender-lens investing, and women and finance.
She is the co-founder and program architect of UBS’ Wealth Management change program for women (www.ubs.com/unique). This groundbreaking five-year program has pledged to better serve female clients; increase one million women’s financial confidence; and help the UN reach its Sustainable Development Goal number 5 – to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Under Olga’s leadership, the program reached 27 million people worldwide in its first year. She has spoken at numerous events globally about gender equality, financial confidence and female empowerment; and been the program’s face for BBC News, CNBC, the Financial Times, The Times, Bloomberg and The Guardian.
Olga’s awards and achievements include a place on the International Finance Center Power Women Top 200 list; being nominated for Gender Diversity Role Model of the Year (Magic Circle Awards); becoming a Fellow of the League of Intrapreneurs; and receiving the UBS Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 Award and Innovator of the Year 2016 Award.
Olga has been at the forefront of a movement gearing the financial industry increasingly towards the priorities and goals of women.
She shows how channeling capital flows according to these priorities are not only good for society at large, but good for business as well.
Having developed the market-leading UBS Unique programme, she can also offer valuable insights on "intrapreneurship", innovation and customer experience.
Testimonials - Inclusion Seminar, Zürich
4.4 out of 5 ( 2nd highest rank )
Well structured & clear, A simple, specific message which made that easier.
Interesting facts, very natural speaker, great to have another theme
Very structured, well documented, disruptive.
A jaw dropping moment, we need to provide more financial literacy for all.
Great in raising awareness-follow up needed & HR can support this awareness.
Great presentation, making the connection between investors & gender is such an important message.
Wonderful presentation and initiative, I work in B2B so very relevant.
Excellent presentation with very concrete examples.
Really eye-opening to not only look at internal customers, but also external which can have a huge impact on the business.
Past speaking engagements (selection)
Equality Lounge at the World Economic Forum
Global Banking Alliance Summit
Inclusion Seminar 2018, Zürich
Euromoney Banking Awards, London 2018
Tech Conference, Geneva
Women of the World Festival, London 2017 & 2018