Elise has been an active member of WIBF since 2019 and volunteers as Head of Research for WIBF’s Accelerating Change Together (ACT) Research Programme.
Elise has worked tirelessly to devise and deliver a first-class research programme for WIBF. The research programme is the UK’s first cross-sector research programme designed to bring a gender lens to the UK financial services industry. It is an essential and critical element driving the vision for WIBF members and is of huge importance to WIBF.
Elise leads the research element of the programme working closely with Dr Grace Lordan, Associate Professor in Behavioural Science at the LSE and Founding Director of the Inclusion Initiative and, also, our partners, The Wisdom Council. Elise is dedicated to building strong governance surrounding the programme and developing relationships with key stakeholders including our corporate sponsors, supporters and press. She contributed greatly to ensuring that the first year survey in the programme was completed by over 2,000 individuals and featured in leading press including Bloomberg and Financial News.
Elise set up the ACT Advisory Board bringing together leading experts from across the sector, academia and from regulators. In November 2020, Elise opened London’s markets where she launched our Part 1: Changing the Narrative Report and presented the findings. She was joined by a distinguished panel which included David Schwimmer, CEO LSEG and Vivienne Artz OBE, Chief Privacy Officer, Refinitiv & Former President of WIBF.
Liz Hughes, Director of Thought Leadership, WIBF said “Elise is a truly inspiring role model. Her work rate is incredible, she is hugely knowledgeable, professional and a joy to work with. What Elise has achieved in the last year is truly mind-blowing, especially when you consider her senior day job. We are very lucky to have Elise on our team and I cannot thank her enough for her leadership and support on this programme.”