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

Ayesa Latif

Ayesa Latif

Citi

Awards shortlist
Ayesa is a Director and the Head of the EMEA e-Commerce sales team for Foreign Exchange (FX) and Local Market (LM) Rates and manages over a $100 million dollar business at Citi. Citi is an industry leader in FX with presence in 74 countries with market share of over 10% globally and the e-commerce business is a core component of their strategy to stay at the top of the market.
Alexandra Fogal

Alexandra Fogal

Barclays

Awards shortlist
Alex, at the age of 35 has delivered a lot of added value for clients and the business over the years. Currently a Director at Barclays Corporate, a Global Diversity Award winner at Barclays 2017 Diversity awards for Business Impact and shortlisted and runner up in the 2016 Insider Young Dealmaker of the Year.
Women Connect

Women Connect

Credit Suisse

Awards shortlist
Credit Suisse’s Women Connect initiative, led by Lisa London and Tanya Bhairo, has been nominated for driving the diversity agenda by establishing a highly successful, cross-divisional network that focuses on professional development and career management.
IT’s Her Future

IT’s Her Future

KPMG

Awards shortlist
Since being founded in 2015, IT’s Her Future has grown from a team of five into a programme with seven work streams and over thirty committed members, all of whom are dedicated to driving the programme forward and seeing tangible results.
Balance Ireland Team

Balance Ireland Team

HSBC Ireland

Awards shortlist
For HSBC employees who aspire to work for an organisation with gender balance across all levels, the BALANCE network in Dublin provides colleagues and management with opportunities to influence the culture and the brand of the firm, develop their career within the firm, and feel more engaged with HSBC and their colleagues, both in Ireland and abroad.
Susan Urkevich

Susan Urkevich

HSBC

Awards shortlist
Susan Urkevich is Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer for Corporate, Financials and Multinational Banking (CFMB) as well as Chief Operating Officer for Credit & Lending at HSBC. Susan’s role is far reaching and extends from overseeing capital management initiatives to leading change transformation programmes and risk management for a global division of the bank of which she serves on the executive management committee.
Raffaella Copper

Raffaella Copper

Macquarie

Awards shortlist
Raffaella is an Associate Director in MIRA’s Investor Solutions Group (ISG). Raffaella has been with Macquarie since 2005, joining the firm with experience in Audit and M&A. Raffaella is widely regarded as an industry expert in the transport sector across Europe, with experience spanning airports, ports, roads and carparks. In recent times she has developed experience in the renewables sector, an area of strong investment growth and interest in the institutional investor community.
Alison McGregor

Alison McGregor

"Everyone has blind spots, even those of us who know about unconscious bias."

Award winner
As CEO Scotland, Alison is the senior leader responsible for the HSBC Group in Scotland, with over 4000 employees across a range of businesses. In addition to responsibility for people, customers and shareholders she has primary responsibility for maintaining the Group’s relationship with key external stakeholders and senior leaders with an interest and responsibility for supporting the growth of our economy.
Rachael Coomber

Rachael Coomber

RBC

Awards shortlist
A languages graduate from the University of Bristol, Rachael is fast-approaching her fifth year at RBC Europe where she now leads the investment grade Sterling credit trading pod, having joined the desk from the graduate programme in 2014.
Gemma Guest

Gemma Guest

Lloyds Banking Group

Awards shortlist
Gemma is an Associate Director within the Commercial Bank at Lloyds Banking Group, currently supporting Mid Markets clients by developing new product propositions to meet their needs.