Since joining WIBF in London, Gabi and Rachel have personified WIBF’s values of action-orientation, independence, volunteering and inspiration. They have recruited 9 other women with under 10 years experience in finance to the Future Leaders Shadow Board who work closely with WIBF’s Management Board to develop our new digital offering and understand how we can make a difference to the lives and careers of our members. We recognise that this year’s lockdown was not easy for young people and we are so proud of Gabi and Rachel who have continued to give us their support despite the pressures of work and personal lives. We look forward to the difference they and their team will make next year with the launch of our Future Leaders’ Community and our new graduate initiative.
Gabi is co-Chair of WIBF’s Future Leaders Shadow Board which she founded 18 months ago to feed a younger perspective into WIBF’s Management Board and to CONNECT, CHALLENGE and INSPIRE the community of women entering Financial Services. Gabi relocated to London from Sydney in May 2019 and commenced a role at Linklaters, alongside her new role at WIBF. While based in Sydney, she provided pro bono advice to WIBF Australia and sat on its Finance, Risk & Governance Committee. Like all of our volunteers, Gabi is passionate about bringing positive change. She has been a volunteer since she was 12 years old.
Rachel is co-Chair of WIBF’s Future Leaders Shadow Board which she joined a year ago, initially to support WIBF’s Director of Thought Leadership. Rachel is also an Australian and began her career in Sydney, Australia with Morgan Stanley. She relocated to London in October 2018 and works hard in her day job as a Transitions Manager in Morgan Stanley’s Investment Management Division. Like all of our volunteers, Rachel is focused on getting things done. One of the biggest impact she had this year was in helping us find our new President as part of the Nominations committee.