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

Shilpy Kumar

Shilpy Kumar

Capco

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Shilpy’s leadership of the Women@Capco network has pushed forward many projects, including a Return to Work programme which encourages experienced, senior talent to join Capco after extended career breaks, whether that was due to having children through to illness.
Katelyn Brown

Katelyn Brown

Deloitte

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Katelyn is the chair of Deloitte UK’s Financial Services Women in Leadership Council as well as a member of the firm’s International Women's Forum. Through her practice leadership initiative, the firm has made huge strides in diversity and inclusion, with 50% of the Financial Services Institutions’ executive team now female.
Fola Osuntokun

Fola Osuntokun

TD Securities

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A role model during her 25-year tenure, Fola owns the intersectionality of gender and race despite the challenges she has encountered and continues to face. She is an exceptional leader on the Visible Minority committee and a key contributor to the Black Experience Committee globally.
Lana Vannerem and Stefanie Hanstveit

Lana Vannerem and Stefanie Hanstveit

Wells Fargo

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When Wells Fargo was asked to put forward its role model for actions supporting the diversity and inclusion agenda, it provided Women in Banking & Finance with not one, but two names in Lana Vannerem and Stefanie Hanstveit. We explain why both deserve our praise.
Debbie Walker

Debbie Walker

Tesco Bank

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Debbie is seen to have had a huge impact as a role model at Tesco Bank - working her way up to an ExCo role, leading and helping those around her to deliver more, and better, for our customers. She also sponsors the Women at Tesco network, advising, assisting, mentoring and developing colleagues.
Beatriz Rufo Arriero

Beatriz Rufo Arriero

Santander

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Beatriz has been fundamental in the creation of the diversity and inclusion working group in the commercial and investment banking division at Santander, which has been running for about two years. Her impressive network is structured around three pillars: retaining talent; hiring; and awareness.
DESIRÉE CLARKE-NOBLE

DESIRÉE CLARKE-NOBLE

RBC

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Desiree is focused on supporting community causes and enabling people to pursue careers in marketing. She has a string of impressive civic and corporate titles and is also helping RBC expand its community and charitable fundraising initiatives – some of which have gone global.
Nikki Wells

Nikki Wells

NatWest

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After six years leading NatWest’s gender network, Nikki is handing on the baton to a new leader. She is being recognised for the large-scale restructure of the network, bringing together five disparate groups to form one 13,000 strong community and initiating some great projects.
Anita Huynh

Anita Huynh

Macquarie

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Called a culture carrier and positive force for change, Anita has achieved great results with regard to diversity and inclusion in her day job given she is a firm believer that it is not a standalone initiative, but that it helps organisations and operations become more successful.
Kate James

Kate James

Lloyds Banking Group

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In addition to her day job, Kate leads communications for Lloyds’ gender diversity network, which boasts over 12,500 members. She is also helping deliver the group’s new menopause proposition, due to launch in a few days to all of her 65,000 colleagues.