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event-icon Distinguished Speakers, Senior Business Leaders

Be Bold and Be Brave

event date January 24, 2024 event timing 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Aegon, Edinburgh Park, 1-3 Lochside Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9SE Members: FREE Non-Members: £15

Event overview

Join Joy Carson Head of EMEA Fund at Citi Bank, who will be interviewed by WIBF Edinburgh Events Lead Rachel Kennedy and discuss how she’s been bold and brave throughout her career. This event will draw out key challenges for Joy and how she has been resilient and overcome them.

Bookings are closed for this event.

About this event

This event is for women - regardless of the stage of their career - who struggle to balance work and personal responsibilities and who are looking for better ways to manage work and home life, navigate challenging situations and finding a healthier and happier balance. The intention of the event is to come along and hear from Joy on some of her additional responsibilities and how she managed these and network with likeminded peers.

Given the transition to home working, work life balance is more important than ever for colleagues and ensuring we separate work and home life. Joy will touch on additional responsibilities she managed throughout her working life to date and how these impacted her career. We need to ‘be bold and be brave’ and use allies and our colleagues to support us through difficult situations and times in our life. Joy will touch on the importance of allies and trustworthy peers and how these individuals helped her in her career.

We intend to raise awareness of carers within the workplace and ensure working carers and other underrepresented groups are supported and heard. It is important we learn how we can support colleagues who are in similar situations to Joy. Some colleagues may not voice the responsibilities and challenges that affect them so it is important we know how to offer support to others.

Come along to be inspired, learn how to be bold and brave and learn how to offer support to colleagues who are managing work with other responsibilities. This event intends to show you how to prioritise different facets of your life at different times.

This session will be interactive with our speaker, allowing space for questions and answers.

user-icon Key takeaways

  • Learn about being ‘bold’ and being ‘brave’ and how Joy has navigated challenges throughout her successful career.

  • Learn about the importance of mentors, colleagues and having trusted ‘friends’ within your organisation.

  • Learn about prioritisation and balance both personally and professionally.

  • … and you’ll certainly leave feeling inspired!


Joy Carson

Joy joined Citi in April 2022 as Head of Fund Administration after being Head of EMEA Fund Accounting Oversight/Strategic Change at Blackrock for 10 years. Joy is now responsible for supporting the Citi EDI site staff and supporting initiatives which drive the dynamic of the business in Scotland. As part of this Joy sponsors the Citi Young Professionals Network which support colleagues early in their career. Joy graduated with a BA in Accounting in 2006 although has an exceptionally unusual career path.

Rachel Kennedy

Rachel joined Scottish Financial Enterprise in April 2022 as their Events and Relationships Manager. Rachel is responsible for supporting the Director of Membership Services at SFE in ensuring members have an exciting events programme and fulfilled experience as an SFE Member. Rachel has over five years relevant events and engagement experience, organising live and hybrid events for public, private and third sector. Rachel graduate in December 2022 (Graduate Apprenticeship Programme) in Business Management at Heriot Watt University. She is the SFE YP Firm Rep Lead and the WIBF Scotland Events Lead, in Edinburgh.

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