Webinar #5: It's Not a Month, It's a Movement: Inspirational Black Women in Finance
- Time: 6.00PM - 7.30PM (GMT+1)
- Date: Thursday 15 October 2020
- Location: Online Webinar
A virtual webinar where we will be identifying some of the Finance world’s most inspirational Black women. Beyond Black History Month, we want to use our platform to amplify the voices of Black women in finance for an empowering and meaningful discussion, and an opportunity to promote equality within the financial services landscape.
Join us for a panel discussion where we will be joined with industry leaders to discuss experiences, determine challenges, and celebrate the achievements of some of the most inspirational Black women in finance. Funds raised via ticket sales will be donated to the Stephen Lawrence Trust.
- Alex Trusty - Host and Chair
- Yinka Fadina - Senior Audit Manager at Natwest
- Brenda Begg - Risk Management Entrepreneur
- Sandra Brown - D&I Consultant at City, University of London
- Tomi Adu - Director of Collateral Management & Co-chair of Scotiabank’s Multicultural Society
Yinka Fadina is a Senior Audit Manager within NatWest. She has over 15 years of experience, within Financial Services including organisations such as PwC, Barclays & The Bank of England. Yinka is also global co-chair of the Multicultural Network and has recently taken up the co-lead role in the Taskforce commissioned to review the progress made on the ethnicity agenda within the bank.
Brenda brings over 20 years of international risk leadership experience from a diversity of industries and scale of businesses. She has a unique perspective of how businesses work as she engages with all levels and functions within the organisational framework. This has enabled her to successfully implement risk management systems that are applicable and best suited to the organisations.
Her most recent experience was as Head of Risk and Compliance for Capacity Media (Euromoney Institutional Investor) and before that at The Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago, where she held the position of Group Head of Enterprise Risk Management. In both positions, Brenda championed risk management and took the discipline from being an academic exercise to one that informed strategy, process improvement, capital allocation and ultimately how business decisions were made leading to sustainable growth.
Sandra has been a diversity change agent for over 12 years with extensive experience in the Public sector working with the Home Office, Police and Government ministers to implement the recommendations of the Macpherson report into the death of the black teenager, Stephen Lawrence. Her areas of interest and expertise include but not limited to, gender, race and disability. Her skills include developing and delivery of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion training, facilitating discussions regarding diversity and inclusion, project management of EDI transformation programmes, Unconscious Bias training, development and implementation of strategy and governance, Inclusive Leadership mentoring and coaching.
Sandra has worked with leading Russell group universities to facilitate and support their engagement with external equalities charter marks to support their commitment to increasing and diversifying their talent and leadership, successfully achieving a Silver award for Gender equality and a Bronze award for Race Equality. She is also a School Governor and a Mentor for the Windsor Fellowship.
As Director of Collateral Management within Scotiabank London’s Global Fixed Income department, Tomi is responsible for executing multi-strategy financing trades to manage the asset and liability profile of the Bank, and overseeing strategic deployment of financial resources across the Bank’s businesses. She has more than 15 years of experience within the City, previously working in Collateral Trading at UBS Investment Bank for 11 years.
Tomi was appointed Co-Head of Scotiabank London’s Diversity and Inclusion Council earlier this year, and has already helped spearhead the creation of a new BAME Employee Resource Group to provide a strong positive voice for the Black and Minority workforce and engage talent pipelines in the wider community. Under her leadership, Scotiabank became the first Canadian bank in the UK to sign the Race at Work Charter. Tomi is passionate about representation and brings a unique business-led lens to achieving D&I objectives.
Nadine is the Co-Chair of Deloitte’s Multicultural Network (MCN) and Lead for the BAME in Financial Advisory Working Group. She also sits on the Firm’s Ethnicity Council and has been pivotal in driving the conversation around BLM, brought about by the most impactful session that has taken place within the firm. The MCN hosted the Let’s Talk session, following the killing of George Floyd, where over 900 colleagues joined to share and learn about the black experience within the UK. Nadine is one of the 4 founding individuals who developed the Firm’s Black Action Plan.
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