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

Dorothy Liviabella

Dorothy Liviabella

Mentor of The Month - June 2022

Mentor of The Month
June's Mentor of the month, Dorothy Liviabella talks about her experiences as a mentor for WIBF
Lynsey Cochrane

Lynsey Cochrane

Volunteer of the month - June 2022

Volunteer of the month
Volunteer of The Month - June 2022
Heidi Liddiment

Heidi Liddiment

Account Director, Assurant

Heidi Liddiment is an account director, Auto at Assurant. She talked to us about her current role and the initiatives that have been introduced to advance diversity, equity and inclusion within Assurant.
Julian Hartley

Julian Hartley

Mentor of The Month - May 2022

Mentor of The Month
May's Mentor of the month and WIBF matches 300 pairs since 2020!
Victoria Pringle and Samantha Carnley

Victoria Pringle and Samantha Carnley

Volunteers of the month - May 2022

Volunteer of the month
Volunteers of the month - May 2022
Mentor of The Month - April 2022

Mentor of The Month - April 2022

Gaya Chandrasekaran

Mentor of The Month
Gaya Chandrasekaran has been awarded Mentor of The Month for April. We spoke to her and her mentee Nilima Baxla about their experiences.
Chloe Hickey-Jones

Chloe Hickey-Jones

WIBF Volunteer of The Month - April 2022

Volunteer of the month
WIBF Mentoring

WIBF Mentoring

Spotlight on Tesco Bank

One of the best ways is by mentoring – helping others develop their career. Being a mentor is a satisfying way to ‘give back’, but it’s less well recognised what an extraordinary learning and development experience it can be for both parties in the exchange. As well as the satisfaction of helping others, WIBF mentors all report how much they have learned from their mentees. The experience often gives them more diverse perspectives, as well as unexpected insights into other areas of life and work.
Rachel Joe

Rachel Joe

WIBF Volunteer of The Month - March 2022

Volunteer of the month
Rachel Joe, Corporate Strategy Team member. WIBF Volunteer of The Month - March 2022
Ann Francke OBE

Ann Francke OBE

Chief Executive, UK Chartered Management Institute

When it comes to gender diversity, ‘manager’s manager’ Ann Franke has very publicly named the finance and banking industries as among the least progressive in UK corporate culture.