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Connecting women and opportunity

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Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England on hosting a career speed networking event where 45 high profile female role models showcased opportunities in finance for 120 girls from state schools in London

Mark Carney - Bank of England

Mark Carney is Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee, Financial Policy Committee and the Board of the Prudential Regulation Authority, having joined the Bank in July 2013. He was born in Fort Smith, Canada and he received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University in 1988 before going on to receive a master’s degree in Economics in 1993 and a doctorate in Economics in 1995, both from Oxford University. After a 13 year career with Goldman Sachs in its London, Tokyo, New York and Toronto offices, Mark was appointed Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada in August 2003, eventually going on to serve as Governor of the Bank of Canada and Chairman of its Board of Directors until June 2013. 

Mark Carney
Mark Carney

On 16th December 2014, 45 high profile women working in the UK Financial Services Sector took part in a unique ‘career speed networking’ event with 120 girls aged 14 – 17 from six London state secondary schools at the iconic Bank of England headquarters on Threadneedle Street in London. The event was organised by the Inspiring Women campaign and aimed to showcase the wide range of roles in the financial sector to which young girls can aspire, and in which many talented women already excel. 

The Bank of England is committed to promoting and improving diversity in all forms – gender, race, background, belief and orientation. As an organisation, we have set clear targets to ensure we reflect the diversity of the United Kingdom as we seek to attract the best people to public service, and we are making good progress towards them.

The Inspiring Women campaign plays a crucial role in showcasing the wealth of opportunities that are available to young women across a broad range of sectors, and the Bank is very pleased to support it.

Career speed networking

The following women in the UK Financial Services Sector took part in ‘career speed networking’:

Charlotte Hogg, Chief Operating Officer, Bank of England

Joanna Place, Executive Director, Human Resources, Bank of England

Rosaleen Blair, CEO, Alexander Mann Solutions

Sarah Blomfield, Managing Director, Rothschild

Clare Barrett, FT Senior Live News Reporter

Sarah Gordon, FT Europe Business Editor

Lisa Pollack, FT Head of Special Projects,

Gay Collins, Executive Chairman, MHP Communications

Caroline Daniel, FT Weekend Editor

Sarah O’Connor, FT Employment Correspondent

Melanie Richards, Partner and Vice Chairman, KPMG

Sandie Okoro, General Counsel, HSBC

Bina Mehta, Chairman’s Office & Associate Partner, KPMG

Mary Dolson, Partner, Global Accounting Consulting Services Group, PWC

Sue Fox, CEO, M&S Bank

Julia Prescott, Chief Strategy Officer, Meridiam Infrastructure

Isabella de Costa Mendes, Managing Director, Head of London and Africa Solutions, Renaissance Capital

Kathleen Hughes, Global Head of Liquidity Sales and European head of Institutional Sales, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Jagdeep Rai, Corporate Director, Heathrow, Slough & Surrey, Barclays

Tracey McDermott, Director of Enforcement and Financial Crime, FCA

Katharine Braddick, Director of Financial Services, HM Treasury

Indra Morris, Director General, Tax and Welfare, HM Treasury

Lynne Chambers, Head of Group Talent, London Stock Exchange

Catharine French, Group Corporate Affairs Director, Barclays

Jennifer Taylor, Chief Operating Officer, EMEA, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Sanaz Zaimi, Co-head, Global Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC) Sales, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Gillian Lancaster, EMEA Chief Operating Officer, Global Technology & Operations, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Joan D’Amico, Head of Global Loan Products EMEA and Asia, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Christine Spolar, FT Investigations Editor

Jayne-Anne Gadhia, CEO, Virgin Money

Megan Butler, Executive Director, International Banks Supervision, Bank of England

Victoria Cleland, Chief Cashier, Bank of England

Jo Paisley, Director, Supervisory Risk Specialist, Bank of England

Lea Paterson, Director, Independent Evaluation Office, Bank of England

Jumana Saleheen, Chief Operating Officer, Financial Stability, Bank of England

Jenny Scott, Executive Director, Communications, Bank of England

Angela Wakelin, Managing Director, UKB Operations & Control, Santander UK

Mangala Ananthanarayanan, Head of Enterprise Risk for EMEA, Pimco

Ghazala Syed, Vice President and Group Head-Loans Administration, Commerzbanz

Carola Hoyos, Recruitment, Executive Appointment and Non Executive Director Club Editor, FT

Helen Mason, Managing Director of Bank Partnerships for Global Transaction Services, RBS

Liesbeth Baudewyn, Quant Analyst, Credit Suisse

Diane Wailes, Diversity Senior Manager, HMRC

Melissa Phoo Par, HMRC


Career speed networkingThe Inspiring Women campaign hopes to encourage thousands of other women to join and volunteer to pledge ‘one hour a year to talk to girls’ in a state school near home or work about their life experience, job and career route. The campaign is open to all women, whatever their job, including those who work full or part-time, retired workers and volunteers. It takes just two minutes to register:

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