Women in Leadership: Meet Lydia Lopiparo

January 6, 2023 - 2 minutes
Headshot of Lydia Lopiparo

Our Women in Leadership spotlight series shines a light on some of the many talented women who work on our team and are committed to developing and empowering their female colleagues.

Lydia Lopiparo, Director, US Head of Trade Finance Origination, Global Transaction Banking, leads our U.S. Women in Leadership Development Committee, championing programs that encourage and celebrate women in the industry.

Lydia Lopiparo
Investing in your Career Growth

Lydia is an integral member to the U.S. Women in Leadership (WIL) team, acting as chair for the Development Committee, which provides career coaching and development opportunities, internal and external networking with industry organizations and highlights the accomplishments of TDS women.

She is involved in several TDS initiatives, participating in our WIL mentorship program and acting as the US Global Transaction Banking (GTB) champion for the Underwriting Hope campaign. Lydia is also a facilitator for the TDS achieving your potential leadership program, a program designed to support associates and VPs in their roles as leaders.

What I Do:

As a member of the Global Trade Finance Origination Team within Global Transaction Banking, I lead a team that provides comprehensive advisory, structuring and origination of trade finance solutions to TDS clients across all industry sectors. Our team provides a fully integrated trade finance product suite to meet individual client requirements while acting as a strategic advisor.

Proud Moment:

When I was a business manager for GTB, I was approached by a member of the leadership team to join his team as an originator. Despite not having the same experience or knowledge as others in the role, the member believed I would be successful because of the aptitude and commitment I displayed. This opportunity led to a career shift which I have embraced and exceled to the position I am in today. This experience has taught me that consistently doing your best is what creates opportunities.

Advice to My Younger Self:

Be confident in your abilities and constantly seek growth in your career. If you are not learning or being recognized, you need to proactively make a change. Seek out managers and leaders with a reputation for encouraging, mentoring and developing their team members.

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