In the second of our series of interviews with past presidents, Rebecca O’Neil interviews Kathryn Riley, WIBF’s chair from 1983 - 1985.
Kathryn reminisces about how the banking and finance industry in the City was very male dominated in a time when many men didn’t think women should even be in the workplace. During her tenure as Chair, Kathryn developed WIBF’s training and development programme for members, who were often not put forward for training within their workplaces, these workshops included public speaking and CV writing .
During her time with WIBF, Kathryn also ensured that the organisation was known in the city by improving the brand and communications and that that they reached the influencers in organisations.
You can see the full interview below and find out more about Kathryn’s time as chair and her experiences in the city in the 1980s’ and her hopes for the future of women in the banking and finance industry.
Kathryn Riley 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. Kathryn has had a successful track record in delivering interim management and consultancy assignments in complex change environments including regulated industries. She is passionate about personal development. In addition she is the Chair of Braughing Parish Council and an Ambassador for The Pink Shoe Club.