IPC Launches Partnership with Ellevate Network To Provide Greater Opportunities for Professional Women

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The Ellevate initiative is part of IPC's global Diversity and Inclusion Program.

Cultivating women leaders is a priority to businesses that value innovation.

Cultivating women leaders is a key element in making companies stronger and more successful, and we're thrilled to be extending our community benefits to the professional women at IPC to help make this a reality.

IPC, a leading global provider of secure, compliant communications and networking solutions for the financial markets community, today announces a partnership with Ellevate Network, a global professional community focused on advancing women in the workplace and helping companies succeed. The Ellevate initiative is part of IPC's global Diversity and Inclusion Program.

"By fostering greater opportunities for women across all levels of our workforce, IPC will become an even stronger, more successful company," said Neil Barua, chief executive officer, IPC. "We are making a strategic commitment to attract, hire and support the development of women leaders at our company, and our partnership with Ellevate is a significant component in our global initiative."

IPC operates at the intersection of financial services and technology. While women make up 40 percent of the world's workforce, according to the World Bank, only 21 percent of executives in technology are women despite research showing that having women in leadership positions aligned with a 15 percent increase in profitability, on average.

IPC is committed to women in technology. Through its Ellevate partnership, IPC will provide women with access to professional development tools and resources, including mentoring, workshops hosted by Ellevate CEO Kristy Wallace, Ellevate in-person and livestream events, webinars, articles, podcasts and videos as well as access to a diverse network of motivated, high-achieving and like-minded peers.

"Ellevate Network is proud to work with IPC to demonstrate our commitment to changing the business world from the inside out," said Ellevate Network CEO Kristy Wallace, "We believe that cultivating women leaders is a key element in making companies stronger and more successful, and we're thrilled to be extending our community benefits to the professional women at IPC to help make this a reality."

IPC's management believes that a culture of diversity is an asset and generates greater ideas and innovation. This initiative is part of IPC's global Diversity & Inclusion Program which focuses on fostering a greater sense of diversity and inclusiveness.

About Ellevate Network
Ellevate Network is a global network of professional women committed to elevating each other through education, inspiration, and opportunity. Our mission is to close the gender achievement gap in business by providing women with a community to lean on and learn from. Ellevate also works with companies committed to gender diversity and has a proven track record of changing business culture from the inside out.

About IPC
IPC is a technology and service leader that powers financial markets globally. We help clients anticipate change and solve problems, setting the standard with industry expertise, exceptional service and comprehensive technology. With customers first and always, we collaborate with each to understand their individual needs to help make them secure, productive and compliant within our connected community. Through service excellence, long-developed expertise and a focus on innovation and community, we provide agile and efficient ways for our customers to accelerate their ability to adapt to the ever-changing requirements for advanced data networks, compliance and collaboration with all counter-parties across the financial markets. http://www.ipc.com

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