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Jemma Waters, Lloyds Banking Group and Graciella Martin Rijo, University of Warwick

Jemma Waters, Lloyds Banking Group and Graciella Martin Rijo, University of Warwick

Is the gender agenda enough? How can we ensure diversity of culture, background and thinking?

Earlier this summer, Women in Banking and Finance (WIBF) and Lloyds Banking Group hosted a hackathon to mobilise change for women in the workplace. Over 300 women and manbassadors from across the tech, finance, banking and charity sectors joined forces to hack key issues hampering gender equality and fairness of opportunity. This second paper focuses on Inclusion and Diversity.
Soraya M. Hakuziyaremy
Gender Balanced Business

Soraya M. Hakuziyaremy

African Women in Global Banking: a daunting journey?

Soraya is a Senior VP, Risk Manager at ING Bank in London, covering counterparty risk with a focus on Global Insurers and European hedge funds and asset managers. Here, she writes about the lack of African women in banking.
Jay Surti

Jay Surti

Why Presentation Skills Are Important For Career Success

Visibility and profile building are essential for career success these days. If people don’t know about your or what you can do, how can they put opportunities your way? There are several ways to build a profile. Jay Surti, WIBF's Head of Mentoring explains why being a skilful presenter is so important.
Powered by Lloyds Banking Group - Jemma Waters
Career Management

Powered by Lloyds Banking Group - Jemma Waters

Inclusion and Diversity in Tech: The Levers of Change

‘Loud and Clear, you belong here!’ – Tackling imposter syndrome head on
Alexis Faber
Career Management

Alexis Faber

Is Your Own Mind Holding Your Career Back? Cognitive Bias and Women’s Careers

In male-doiminated professions, a woman may also see few models of successful women in the field, so some men and some women may unconsciously assume that being male is a pre-condition to being successful.
Dominie Moss
Career Management

Dominie Moss

Learn How To Pan for Gold

Dominie Moss founded The Return Hub which works with some of the finance industry’s largest employers, helping them to see the positive impact that returners can have.
Claire Calmejane

Claire Calmejane

#ChangetheRatio: why diversity at the top is still a conversation

Statistics show that only 17% of the ICT sector and 23% of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) workforce in the UK are women - and at lower than a 1:5 ratio, significantly less than most other sectors. Worse still, this figure actually reflects a stall in female representation in the technology sector in the last decade.
Abigail Deffee

Abigail Deffee

“If you educate a woman, you educate a family. If you educate a girl, you educate the future.”

In October 2017 WIBF held an ecent at KPMG in London; Economic Empowerment of Africa’s Next Generation of Women. Abigail Deffee director of COINS Foundation attended and has shared with us her thoughts about the event.
Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse

Real Returns™ UK: Restart Your Career at Credit Suisse

For the fifth successive year, Credit Suisse is running the Real Returns program which is designed to re-engage experienced, talented professionals who have taken a voluntary career break and help facilitate their transition back into the workforce. Real Returns is a paid employment program that will run for 16 weeks, starting on March 26, 2018 and finishing July 13, 2018.
Lynne Connolly

Lynne Connolly

Gender Pay – Mind the Gap

Lynne Connolly is Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Standard Life Aberdeen Plc. She has shared a blog she has written about gender pay inequality in the UK.