As a member of State Street’s EMEA diversity council, Cristina is in charge of developing and driving initiatives that affect gender diversity at State Street, in Luxembourg specifically. To raise awareness and engagement, several breakfast sessions have been held with female managers to understand their career aspirations, as well as the challenges and opportunities when developing more diverse teams. In addition, as part of State Street’s ‘Speak up / Listen Up’ initiative, which aims to support and create an open and inclusive culture, Cristina facilitated training sessions to Assistant Vice Presidents and above, providing them with tools and strategies to improve communication and dialogue within their teams. She has also been an active member of the Luxembourg chapter of State Street’s Professional Women’s Network (PWN) for several years, and became its Chair in 2017. Externally, Cristina takes part in a number of speaking opportunities, including panels at the German Women’s Network “Fondsfrauen” regional meeting, and the Swedish-Nordic Chamber of Commerce conference. She is also a member of the “Gender Diversity Lobby”, which is a group of companies in Luxembourg driving change and creating an environment attractive to female talent to further economic competiveness and social progress.