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. If you would like to share your story get in touch! digital@wibf.org.uk

An Interview with Susan Law and Margery Povall

An Interview with Susan Law and Margery Povall

WIBF 40th Anniversary - Past Presidents Interviews

Susan Law and Margery Povall join Anniversary Committee Chair, Tracy Watkinson and committee member, Darshana Ramji in an interview about the early days of WIBF.
Ayesa Latif

Ayesa Latif

Citi

Awards shortlist
Ayesa is the EMEA Head of Electronic Foreign Exchange Sales at Citi and manages the top electronic FX business. Foreign Exchange has been a defining business at Citi in much of its 200 year existence with electronic trading and solutions at the heart of the business.
Lindsay Law

Lindsay Law

NatWest Group

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Lindsay is co-chair of the NatWest Gender Network Group, helping build this to over 13000 members with 100+ volunteers. She holds a number of non-executive director roles and roles in the local community, including as non-executive director of Scottish Women’s Aid, the leading Scottish policy and advocacy charity attempting to enable the eradication of violence against women.
HSBC BALANCE

HSBC BALANCE

HSBC

Awards shortlist
HSBC BALANCE is the HSBC global employee resource group for gender. With 50,000 members in 44 markets and territories, 220 senior Ambassadors and over 1,000 global Advocates, they are striving to achieve gender equality at HSBC. Their purpose is to create the environment in which everyone has equal opportunity and choice with the belief that balance is better. They do this through supporting members and lobbying for change with senior leaders across the organisation.
Nicole Sandler

Nicole Sandler

Barclays

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Nicole Sandler is the Head of Digital Policy at Barclays. She focuses on the impact of FinTech related regulation and initiatives including AI/ML, DLT and Crypto-assets use cases on Barclays in the UK and globally, such as advising on various sandbox and regulatory initiatives proposed by regulators and policymakers including the FCA, BoE, EC, EBA, ESMA, US Fed, CFTC, ASIC, MAS and Japanese FSA.
HR Employment Policy and Employee Relations Team

HR Employment Policy and Employee Relations Team

Standard Life Aberdeen

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The Standard Life Aberdeen HR Employment Policy and Employee Relations Team delivered a set of ambitious progressive HR policies providing life changing opportunities for our multi-generational workforce. Their new Parent Leave, Special Leave and Smarter Working policies transform how they support our diverse and multi-generational work force and encourage greater gender diversity.
CitiWomen Network and CitiWomen Mentoring Committee

CitiWomen Network and CitiWomen Mentoring Committee

Citi

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The Citi Women London Network is the largest network in Citi and continues to increase in membership annually. Citi’s ability to retain female talent is largely attributed to its culture including investment into the Network. In the mentoring program, mentors now include senior men from diverse business lines, which has also benefited the mentors in understanding gender diversity issues.
Credit Suisse Modern Muse

Credit Suisse Modern Muse

Credit Suisse

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The Credit Suisse Modern Muse team’s goal is to excite, inform, inspire and motivate the next generation of female leaders and entrepreneurs from various socio-economic backgrounds. The program achieves this by providing transparency into careers in finance and technology and access to positive role models through interactive and informative in-house activities.
Gemma Jackson

Gemma Jackson

Credit Suisse

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Gemma Jackson joined Credit Suisse 12 years ago following time as a Management Consultant and working at other Financial Services companies. She is now a Director in Enterprise Technology, responsible for elements of monitoring strategy globally.
Laura Barrowman

Laura Barrowman

Credit Suisse

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Laura Barrowman is the Group Chief Information Officer at Credit Suisse, focusing on setting the direction for all of IT and ensuring the integrity of production environments within the bank’s control framework.