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

Nicola Higgins

Nicola Higgins

WIBF Volunteer of The Month - March 2021

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WIBF Volunteer of The Month - March 2021
Megan O’Hara

Megan O’Hara

Co-Chair of the WIBF Belfast Branch

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Megan O'Hara is Co-Chair of our newly formed Belfast branch, she talks about her plans for the branch, the importance of mentoring and her own career path.
Tamsin Weaver

Tamsin Weaver

Credit Suisse

Awards shortlist
Tamsin Weaver is a UK Real Money Credit Salesperson within Global Markets at Credit Suisse and was recently promoted early to Director due to exceptional performance. She covers some of the largest Tier 1 clients for the desk and is also involved in the strategic decision making behind the business, being part of the Investment Grade Operating Committee. This involves weekly meetings with senior management to brainstorm ideas on how to keep the CS Credit franchise ahead of the competition.
Clare McFarlane

Clare McFarlane

Co-Chair of the WIBF Belfast Branch

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WIBF is proud to have launched a regional branch in Belfast at the start of 2021. Co-Chair Clare McFarlane talks to us about her ambitions for for the branch and WIBF, her own career and how we can achieve gender parity.
Carolyn Porretta

Carolyn Porretta

Macquarie

Awards shortlist
Carolyn was the first of her family to go to university and fights for social mobility as well as women empowerment. She is a Managing Director for Macquarie’s Fixed Income division. She is used to sitting on various women networks or charities as a volunteer as much as at governance level as she sits on several boards.
Susan Monahan

Susan Monahan

WIBF Volunteer of the Month - February 2021

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WIBF Volunteer of the Month - February 2021
Berta Owono Ruiz

Berta Owono Ruiz

Country Manager for Spain, Assurant

Women in Banking and Finance caught up with Berta Owono Ruiz, Country Manager at Assurant in Spain, who talked to us about her role at Assurant, the evolution of the business, as well as the importance of equity.
Dr Kay Swinburne

Dr Kay Swinburne

KPMG UK

Awards shortlist
Dr Kay Swinburne is the Vice Chair of KPMG UK’s financial services practice. As part of the firm’s senior leadership team, Dr Swinburne advises C-suite clients on issues such as ESG investing and responsible taxation as well as developing the firm’s regulatory and policy business. Dr Swinburne started her career in banking before shifting to politics.
 Elise Badoy

Elise Badoy

Head of Research, WIBF & Deputy Head of Research EMEA, Citi

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WIBF Volunteer of The Month - January 2021
Rachael Smith

Rachael Smith

WIBF Volunteer of The Month - December 2020

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WIBF Volunteers of The Month - December 2020