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Welcoming new members to the Student Engagement Strategy team

news published date 27 March 2024
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Our Student Engagement Strategy team has expanded and now covers the four corners of the UK!

We are delighted to welcome five new members of the Student Engagement Strategy team.

Launched in September last year, the Student Engagement Strategy is part of WIBF’s efforts to increase the current participation rate of undergraduate women within the finance industry. The SES helps ensure young women are given the support, guidance, resources, and opportunities they need to enter the finance sector.

WIBF also offers a discounted membership rate of £10 per year for students, where they can access a range of exciting events and resources, expand their network, gain a fantastic head start in their career, and have the opportunity to support WIBF as a volunteer.  Student members will gain access to our online events, events archive, online networking communities, and the opportunity to volunteer at WIBF. You can sign up here.

Our new volunteers will be representing our regions across the UK.

Emma Archondakis

Region: Scotland
Why are you excited to join the SES?
I am thrilled to join the WIBF Student Engagement Strategy group, driven by my passion for student outreach and facilitating a smoother transition into the workforce and financial world, inspired by the guidance I received from mentors during my own student journey.

Sophia Bell

Region: Norwich / East of England
Why are you excited to join the SES?
I’ve accepted this WIBF role because I want women to know they have a place in banking and finance. I want to empower women to bring their skills, traits and talent to the finance industry and feel like they belong here.

Latishia Graham

Region: South & Southeast
Why are you excited to join the SES?
 I'm thrilled to be part of the SES team, as my passion for early career development and diversity align perfectly with their mission.

Lauren Shortland

Region: North & North East
Why are you excited to join the SES?
Thrilled to be joining SES and connecting with future female talent and inspiring them to join the Banking and Finance sector whilst breaking down barriers

Jenny Phung

Region: Midlands
Why are you excited to join the SES?
By joining as a dedicated relationship manager for Universities and Students as part of WIBF’s Student Engagement Strategy, I am devoted to leveraging my professional experience and well-established networks to help build confidence and support the growth of young female talent in pursuing the variety of career opportunities available across the financial services industry.