The Women in Banking & Finance Awards Alumni Network was formed to accelerate change across the Financial Services Industry by leveraging best practice, sharing our learning and collaboration supporting the WIBF long term strategy.

Alumni Spotlight

Read more about some of our Awards Alumni Network members who have shared their stories, experiences and words of advice with us.

Alumni events

Read more about our Awards Alumni Network events and visit the photograph galleries.

Ask the Alumni

The WIBF Awards Alumni Network consists of women from all aspects of banking and financial services who have been bestowed awards by WIBF since 1998. This amazing collective of women holds a huge amount of knowledge and experience which they would like to share with our members.

The objectives of the new WIBF Awards Alumni Network are:

  • Ensure strong collaboration and cohesive relationships between alumni which will continue to build, leveraging best practice across the industry accelerating change
  • Leverage the alumni as future WIBF ambassadors to work together to achieve common goals
  • Provide individual networking opportunities for WIBF alumni to build relationships and over time provide valuable support and guidance to each other and other WIBF members
  • Ensure WIBF stay connected to all previous award winners forming the alumni, helping them to take their careers to the next step by promoting professional and personal development opportunities
  • Build the number of WIBF members, providing the alumni the first year membership free and encouraging them to renew the membership year on year as well as introduce others to join up and support the WIBF long term growth strategy
  • Encourage alumni to play an active part as a volunteer for WIBF, offering their time as speakers, helping with event organising, signing up as a WIBF mentor

Message from Vivienne Artz

The Alumni focus is based on our award winners. We want the conversation to be more than Awards Luncheon chatter; we want the conversation that we started to continue ongoing, because although great progress has been made with women’s positions and opportunities in the sector, it is not enough.

We are marking it with our network’s greatest attributes, with our industry’s greatest attribute – with people who not only care about equality and opportunity but are willing to step up and speak out.

The Network will come together for individual recognition and organisational strength; it is more than a personal network though it is that too and those useful connections should never be overlooked.

I see the value in this Awards Alumni Network as the thread properly linking the best practice and inspiration that we talk about at the awards, linking these across the industry. It is bigger and more important that just us, than just our individual networks.

Cheerleader, advocate, supporter, facilitator. I see the Awards Alumni Network being all of these things. To all of the women we work with. There is a strength and confidence in excellence in the same way there is a comfort in numbers. The Awards Alumni Network will have all these things.

“Cheerleader, advocate, supporter, facilitator. I see the Awards Alumni Network being all of these things.”
Vivienne Artz, WIBF president

Our previous winners

Team Diversity Award
2018
Women Connect, Credit Suisse
Champion for Women
2018
Tracy Watkinson, Credit Suisse
Rising Star Award
2018
Abisola Barber, Barclays
Award for Achievement
2018
Alison McGregor, HSBC
Young Professional Award
2018
Emma Margetts, Visible Alpha
Young Professional Award
2017
Francesca Lynch, RBC
Team Diversity Award
2017
Finance Diversity Team, Sky
Champion for Women
2017
Tracy Jordan, Credit Suisse
Award for Achievement
2017
Arlene Isaacs-Lowe, Moody’s
Award for Achievement
2016
Leigh Smyth, Lloyds Banking Group
Team Diversity Award
2016
Women’s Networks, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Champion for Women
2016
Vivienne Artz, Citi
Young Professional Award
2016
Sophie Baldry, Lloyds Banking Group
Young Professional Award
2015
Anett Galosfai, Thomson Reuters
Award for Achievement
2015
Ruth Wandhöfer, CITI
Team Diversity Award
2015
EY Restructuring, EY
Champion for Women
2015
Alan Haywood, BP
Team Diversity Award
2014
Barclays Internal Audit, Barclays
Young Professional Award
2014
Helen Cooper, KPMG
Champion for Women
2014
Safiye Ozuygun, Citi
Award for Achievement
2014
Marion Leslie, Thomson Reuters
Young Professional Award
2013
Nicole D’Angelo, Citi
Champion for Women
2013
Ellvena Graham, Ulster Bank
Award for Achievement
2013
Cheryl Newton, Lloyds
Young Professional Award
2012
Jennifer Wan, BAML
Champion for Women
2012
Charlotte Sweeney, Nomura
Award for Achievement
2012
Liz Bingham, EY
Young Professional Award
2011
Stephanie Niven, Javelin Capital LLP
Champion for Women
2011
Vanessa Vallely, Aviva Investors (wearethecity.com)
Award for Achievement
2011
Carole Berndt, BAML
Young Professional Award
2010
Sarah Smith, Barclays Wealth
Champion for Women
2010
Heather Melville, RBS
Award for Achievement
2010
Lesley Lynn, Citi
Young Professional Award
2009
Alexandra Sinton, RBC
Champion for Women
2009
Jessica Jones, Goldman Sachs
Award for Achievement
2009
Audrey Connolly, Lloyds Banking Group
Lifetime Achievement Award
2008
Anne Watts CBE, Appointments Commision
Award For Outstanding Contribution
2008
Alison Duncan, EY
Award for Achievement
2008
Marisa Drew, Credit Suisse
Lifetime Achievement Award
2007
Jan Babiak, EY
Award For Outstanding Contribution
2007
India Gary, Lehman Brothers
Award for Achievement
2007
Helen Weir, Lloyds TSB
WIBF Chairman’s Award
2006
Sarah Deaves, Coutts and Co
Lifetime Achievement Award
2006
Eileen Mackay, RBS and Edinburgh Investment Trust
Award For Outstanding Contribution
2006
Mandy Mannix, Lehman Brothers
Award for Achievement
2006
Emma Howard, BDO Stoy Hayward LLP
Lifetime Achievement Award
2005
Susan Rice, Lloyds TSB Scotland
Award For Outstanding Contribution
2005
Pippa Mason, Citigroup
Award for Achievement
2005
Anita Mather, Citigroup
Lifetime Achievement Award
2004
Marion King, VOCA
Award For Outstanding Contribution
2004
Anne Collard, JP Morgan
Award for Achievement
2004
Anke Parr, Lehman Brothers
Lifetime Achievement Award
2003
Margery Povall, WIBF Co Founder
Award for Achievement
2003
Joanne Louise Cartwright, Barclays Bank
Award for Achievement
2002
Denise Everall, Citigroup
Lifetime Achievement Award
2001
Jane Bradford CBE, WIBF Co Founder
Award for Achievement
2001
Lesley MacDonagh, Lovell White Durrrant
Award for Achievement
2000
Ann Leverett, WIBF
Award for Achievement
2000
Lynn Hannay, Hannay-Rowe Education Company Limited
Award for Achievement
2000
Elizabeth Hart, Barclays Private Bank
Award for Achievement
1999
Nicola Kelanthous, Barclays
Award for Achievement
1999
Amanda Beckley, Natwest Markets
Award for Achievement
1999
Sharon Cooper, Citibank NA
Award for Achievement
1998
Pauline Hedges, BASE Connections
Award for Achievement
1998
Carolanne Minashi, UBS