HSBC Private Bank Joins Worldwide Celebrations of Female Entrepreneurs

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In support of celebrations worldwide of female entrepreneurs, HSBC
Private Bank is releasing a feature video of inspiring female business
owners recounting their personal stories to entrepreneurial success.

The video will feature successful entrepreneurs from all over the world
ranging from Caroline Pugh, co-founder of VirtualU in Washington D.C. to
Fatima Al Shirawi of The Gracious F in Dubai. It aims to provide an
insight into the careers and entrepreneurial journeys these female
entrepreneurs have been through.

The full list of entrepreneurs featured includes:

  • Caroline Pugh, Chief of Staff, NavHealth (Washington D.C.,
    USA), a tech startup that develops 3D scanning technology and was
    named in Entrepreneur magazine’s ‘15 female Entrepreneurs to watch in
  • Masoom Minawala, CEO of Style Fiesta (Mumbai, India) – who
    founded the company when she was just 23, making her one of the
    youngest entrepreneurs in India
  • Fatima Al Shirawi, founder of The Gracious F (Dubai, UAE) – who
    set up the lifestyle brand
  • Sylvia Yin, co-founder of shopping app Shoppr (Kuala Lumpur,
    Malaysia) who was named in Forbes’ ‘30 under 30 Asia’ 2016 list
  • Anna Carin-Nordin, founder of Hotel Anthropologist (Madrid,
    Spain) – who set up the hospitality consulting and management business
    for the hotel industry after a career in the luxury hotel sector that
    took her to all parts of Europe

Stuart Parkinson, Chief of Staff at HSBC Private Bank said,
“According to our latest Essence of Enterprise research, female
entrepreneurs make up 33 % of the entrepreneur population worldwide.
Women across the world are launching and operating new enterprises at an
ever faster pace. Today we’d like to celebrate these female
entrepreneurs by sharing the inspiring stories of five business owners.”

You can read the full 2016 Essence of Enterprise report and view the
infographics here.

The video will be available on: Twitter,
and on
#entrepreneurs, #WomenWoW

Notes to editors

About HSBC Private Bank

Private Bank, a division of HSBC Bank USA, N.A., helps wealthy
individuals, families and their businesses to grow, manage, and preserve
their wealth across the generations. We provide personalized service and
customized solutions across banking and liquidity management; financing;
investment and brokerage; custody; wealth planning; trust and estate
planning; and insurance. In the U.S., investment and brokerage services
are provided through HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., and insurance products
are provided through HSBC Insurance Agency (USA) Inc. In addition, we
leverage HSBC’s global capabilities, resources and expertise —
including capital markets, commercial real estate and middle market
lending — to address all aspects of our clients’ wealth management

About HSBC Bank USA, N.A.

HSBC Bank USA, National Association (HSBC Bank USA, N.A.), with total
assets of US$198.8 bn as of 31 March 2016 (US GAAP), serves 2.4 million
customers through retail banking and wealth management, commercial
banking, private banking, asset management, and global banking and
markets segments. It operates more than 229 bank branches throughout the
United States. There are over 145 in New York as well as branches in:
California; Connecticut; Delaware; Washington, D.C.; Florida; Maryland;
New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Virginia; and Washington. HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
is the principal subsidiary of HSBC USA Inc., an indirect, wholly-owned
subsidiary of HSBC North America Holdings Inc. HSBC Bank USA, N.A. is a
Member of the FDIC.


HSBC Private Bank
Olivia Weiss, 212-545-5081