Bringing women together
On top of our footprint spanning the length and breadth of the UK, where we seek to connect women in financial services that work locally to your own home, we also seek to connect individuals based on other aspects of your professional life.
Below you'll find the details of just some of these communities, and more are being developed or want to remain below the radar. So get in touch if you don't see a community you'd like to be part of – it may already exist!
Our Awards Alumni
With awards presented annually since 1998, WIBF has had the privilege of recognising a list of amazing individuals and teams over the years. These select few are invited to join our awards alumni and gain access to a burgeoning list of exclusive, invitation-only events. In December 2022, for example, the alumni joined a fireside chat with Iris Bohnet, a WIBF esteemed patron, ahead of the publication of her second book, What Works: How to Embed Gender Equity in Organizations. The next event is scheduled for 22 November, save the date and watch this space for more details! If you are a WIBF Award winner and we haven't been in contact, get in touch with our operations team to be included. You can read our Alumni member stories here.
An active WIBF network, the group provides a space for young women to feel supported, share their goals, seek out advice, learn and grow together, and build connections. It offers a motivated and inspired community. Aimed at young professionals who are typically in the first 10 years of their career, we're delighted we have an engaged network of members who share the same values in terms of ambition, and support each other.
Senior Business Leaders
This WIBF network has met regularly in members' offices in London and is now seeking to branch out to set up a local network in Edinburgh too. Getting together every two months, this group sees women in the most senior roles in financial services meet and discuss the challenges facing our gender in the workplace and more broadly in society. United by the values of respect, sponsorship and trust, its members seek to support the elevation of its other members, whether that is to achieve what they aspire to in their careers, or to encourage more women to take up senior leadership roles.
Suggest a community
While we have groups that meet regularly based on their role within financial services (e.g. our Senior Business Leaders Network), through their connection to WIBF (e.g. the Awards Alumni community), or because of their future aspirations (e.g. our Future Leaders Network), other communities exist. If you have a specific network you would like to be part of, get in touch. We may already have a community you can join that is not shown on this page, or we can help get one set up. Please let us know in your email which it is.Get in touch Get in touch