Congratulations to Jennie Koo, our chair of WIBF’s Birmingham branch on being included on the HERoes 50 Women Future Leaders List 2019.
The 2019 HERoes Future Female Leaders list celebrates 50 inspirational women who are not yet senior leaders in an organisation but are making a significant contribution to gender diversity at work.
All of the future leaders — who must identify as a woman at work but can be any nationality and based in any country — were nominated by peers and colleagues, or put themselves forward.
Nominations were then reviewed by the HERoes judging panel who scored each person on the influence of their role, their impact on women inside and outside the workplace, and their business achievements.
Jennie is not only Head of Operational Risk Management at Capital One, but helped found and now heads up the Birmingham branch. Jennie was also instrumental in setting up the Manchester branch which launched earlier this year.
We were also delighted to see WIBF Alumni on the list. Abisola Barber who works as a trading business manager within Barclays’ investment bank, responsible for bespoke trading desks of various expertise. Abisola also co-chairs the “Recruit and Retain” committee of Barclays’ gender network, WIN, which exists to engage all genders across the organisation to attract, develop and retain women at all levels. Abisola was the winner of the WIBF Rising Star Award in 2018.
She is joined by Anna Somaiya, who won WIBF’s 2019 Champion for Women Award. Anna established and leads the ITs Her Future (IHF) programme at KPMG, which tackles gender diversity in technology by transforming how KPMG attracts, recruits, promotes and retains women.
Finally, we were thrilled to see Michael Cole-Fontayn, Chairman of AFME and one of WIBF’s patrons on the HERoes Advocate Executive list.
Congratulations to you all!