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

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

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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
Neeta Mundra

Neeta Mundra

WIBF Volunteer of The Month - November 2020

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WIBF Volunteer of The Month - November 2020
Rachel Harbers and Gabrielle Doyle

Rachel Harbers and Gabrielle Doyle

WIBF Volunteers of The Month - October 2020

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WIBF Volunteers of The Month - October 2020
An Interview With Sylvana Caloni

An Interview With Sylvana Caloni

WIBF 40th Anniversary - Past Presidents Interviews

The third in our series of interviews with past presidents, Sylvana Caloni, who was president from 2011 -2014 talks to Jade Fallen about her time with WIBF. She talks about her achievements when she was president, why women should strive to get experience in leadership and the importance of paying it forward, to help other women in their careers.
An Interview with Kathryn Riley

An Interview with Kathryn Riley

WIBF 40th Anniversary - Past Presidents Interviews

Kathryn Riley was WIBF’s chair from 1983 - 1985. is an experienced Human Resources Director with corporate, consultancy and interim management experience at Director and Board level in a wide variety of sectors. She is a Fellow of the CIPD, accredited coach, mentor and mediator.