I grew up in the U.K., between London and Cornwall. Changing schools regularly meant that I was often the new girl on the outside, so I became determined to always find new ways to bring people together.
My early banking career took me from technology to the trading floor. After having three children, returner programs were a blessing and I have become an advocate of non-linear career paths. Through my children I have learnt about neurodiversity and am an active ally.
Diversity by definition is infinite, but inclusiveness is binary: behaviours are either inclusive, or not. People are almost always kind and intentions are almost always good, so I believe it’s up to everyone to identify unconscious behaviours (in ourselves and others) that are not inclusive, and find ways to course-correct. We can do this by listening, sharing, smiling, opening up about our own vulnerabilities – I believe that challenging unhelpful behaviours is most effective if it’s done with positivity and kindness too.
I work at MUFG Investor Services, where my role is to build new long-term partnerships for the firm. I have founded multiple networks over the last 22 years and served as a Board Director for Help for Children UK for the last 5 years. I am incessantly curious – I love learning new things and meeting new people.