Women of STRAIT: Francesca Liu
When I joined STRAIT in October 2017, there were only five females in the firm. This did not surprise me as it is common in financial services. It is also industry standard that the higher the rank is, the fewer women you will find owning these roles. However, this unbalanced gender ratio did not remain for long. As STRAIT grew, the firm hired women across all different levels and service lines. The female population has grown rapidly by 500% since I joined the firm a year and half ago. Not only has the female population grown in the firm, but also the gender diversity has balanced across all levels, from staff to leadership.