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Chanelle Pattinson

I grew up in Southampton, by the seaside and was home-schooled from the age of 13. I then had the big question of what I wanted to do with my life. After a few years in beauty and television, I decided to follow in my dad’s footsteps and became a financial planner. I have now been in the industry for 8 years and received my Chartered status in 2022. Driven by my passion for pushing boundaries and disrupting the status quo in the financial services industry, I have set my sights on shaping the future of financial services and supporting the next generation.

I am the founder and host of the “Her Future Bright” podcast, which was launched in 2021 to inspire and support more women to pursue careers in finance. As a young woman in the industry, I struggled to find role models and mentors, and through my podcast, I aim to provide a platform for female financial professionals to share their experiences and advice.

In November 2022, at the age of 26, I was diagnosed with ADHD. My mission is to normalise conversations around neurodiversity, as I have not encountered anyone in the world of finance who has openly discussed having ADHD. I am dedicated to breaking down the stigma surrounding neurodivergent individuals in the
workplace and advocating for inclusivity.

Outside of work, I spend most of my day with my cocker spaniel Joey. I love reading a good book and drinking my favourite coffee.

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