Supported by outstanding industry sponsors and world-class researchers WIBF has built a team that will achieve lasting change for women in finance, banking, insurance, fintech and financial services


We wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to our Accelerating Change Together Sponsors, without whom we would not be able to engage in this important work together. They are willing volunteers who will trial our suggested interventions and work as a group to test and learn in order to achieve gender equality. They are trailblazers innovating for the greater good.

For more information about joining the ACT Research Programme as a Founding Sponsor please contact Liz Hughes, Director of Thought Leadership at WIBF at

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Dr Grace Lordan

Dr Grace Lordan


Experienced in advanced econometric modelling, causal inference and field experiment design. Academic writings published in top international journals in economics and the broader social sciences. Advises large investment banks, private equity firms, hedge funds and speaks at international conferences. Founding director of the MSc in behavioural science at LSE

LSE is one of the foremost social science universities in the world and a leader in financial services policy research

Anna Lane

Anna Lane


The Wisdom Council are consumer insight and engagement specialists with extensive experience in both quantitative and qualitative research to drive action and inform strategy in financial services firms.

The business is led by Anna Lane, a passionate advocate of consumer interests and of gender diversity, believing that both need to sit at the heart of the design and delivery of sustainable long-term financial solutions. Anna has over 20 years experience in senior marketing roles in the industry prior to starting The Wisdom Council in 2013.

As an independent, female founded business, the Wisdom Council team of consumer and financial services specialists brings practical experience, industry knowledge and research delivery to this programme.

Elise Badoy

Elise Badoy


A 20-year industry veteran, Elise is Deputy Head of Research for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Citi. Prior to Citi, Elise worked at Goldman Sachs from 1999 to 2009. Elise graduated from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP) and is a CFA Charterholder. Elise was included in 2018 Financial News 100 Most Influential Women in Finance list.

WIBF are bringing a gender lens to the workplace in UK Financial Services, leveraging our insight and extensive network to champion successful innovation.

Liz Hughes

Liz Hughes

Director of Thought Leadership, WIBF

Liz oversees all thought leadership activities for WIBF identifying and working with key senior allies across business, government and academia to advance the gender agenda. Liz leads WIBF’s innovative Accelerating Change Together Research Programme, the first cross industry gender lens research programme in FS. As well as our Hot Topics and Distinguished Speaker Programmes, conference partnerships and the Knowledge Hub, where we drive thought leadership content.

Liz is a regulatory expert and experienced business leader. She worked in compliance advisory roles before founding an award-winning financial services compliance consultancy that leveraged agile working for both men and women. Following a career change in 2019, Liz now works for Refinitiv in Product Engineering working on their agile transformation and the integration with London Stock Exchange Group.

Liz has been recognised as one of Brummell’s Top 30 Inspirational Women and shortlisted for Woman of the Year at the Women in Finance Awards.