Our Stories

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.

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.