Our members and their stories are at the centre of WIBF’s identity. The women (and the men who champion us), from all career levels, are at the heart of the industry. Together, we are not afraid to say what needs to be said. We strive to go the furthest. We lead from the front. We drive change. We encourage solidarity. We are proud of our members’ achievements and the role WIBF plays in helping them get where they are. Read a selection of our member stories below.

Sarah Langston

Sarah Langston

"Life is more important than work but work is an important part of life"

Sarah is an assurance manager in the London Wealth and Asset Management team at EY. She leads engagement teams in large, FTSE 100 group audits within wealth and asset management. She has international experience working in the New York team. She is a member of the EY Women’s Network and helps lead the diversity agenda within Wealth and Asset Management.

Callie Lombard

Callie Lombard

"Be yourself. Everyone else is taken"

Callie serves as Director, Europe Overseas Services, based in London with responsibility for Cyprus, Gibraltar, Malta, and Russia. She previously served at the Chief Country Officer for Gibraltar. She is the liaison for Barclays with WIBF. Callie joined Barclays in 2006 and has worked in the banking and financial service for 16 years. She has a wealth of knowledge on corporate, personal, international banking and risk and management, and has served on the ICC Legal Banking Committee.

Pinar Parlar

Pinar Parlar

"Role models are key for everyone"

Meeting professionals who do a vast range of different roles across the financial services is a key attraction for WIBF member Pinar Parlar. Director of UK credit sales at Royal Bank of Canada, Pinar joined WIBF in 2014 and she has twice made the shortlist in the Young Professional of the Year category in the annual Awards for Achievement.

Sally McFall

Sally McFall

"throw yourself into it"

For Edinburgh member Sally McFall, WIBF has offered a first taste of board experience – bringing personal fulfilment and equipping her to offer better support and guidance to senior clients in her day job as director - Scotland at recruitment firm Stanton House.