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Women in Finance Webinar

Gender diversity in financial services

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Shelley Doorey-Williams, Roxana Mohammadian-Molina and Emma Wheeler

Did you know that?

  • 40% of global wealth is held by women
  • 40% of entrepreneurs around the world are women
  • female entrepreneurs are 30% less likely to have access to sufficient funding for their businesses compared to men.

According to Harvard Business School, venture capital firms that increased female partner hires by 10% saw an average 1.5% rise in annual fund returns.
We need more women in financial services but how can we bring them into the industry?

To explore this issue, we're holding a Women in Finance webinar on Wednesday 1 July with a panel of experts who are all leaders in their respective roles in financial services.

We'll be discussing:
  • what the sector is doing to encourage more female talent
  • the impact of gender lens investing as a specific strategy
  • the growth in wealth amongst women
  • the different routes into the profession and how to manage your career
  • how LIBF is supporting widening participation.

Who will be speaking?
Shelley Doorey-Williams, Roxana Mohammadian-Molina and Emma Wheeler

Shelley Doorey-Williams, Wealth Management Leader and Partner, Sionic

Shelley is a chartered governance professional with 28 years' multi-industry experience working in business management and corporate governance. She's spent most of her career in financial services where she's led teams of client relationship managers, formulating and implementing product strategies, managing regulatory change initiatives and leading an international wealth planning business. Shelley is on the LIBF Board of Governors and a committed advocate and author on gender diversity.

Roxana Mohammadian-Molina, Chief Strategy Officer, Blend Network

Prior to joining Blend Network, Roxana was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley responsible for the design and implementation of fundamental-based and tactical trade ideas. Before that, she advised institutional commodity investors at Barclays. Most recently, she founded a leading UK mobile beauty tech platform Zeebba, dubbed the 'Uber of Beauty' by the Daily Mail, which she successfully exited after 18 months. Roxana holds an MSc in Financial Economics and Econometrics and a BSc in Quantitative Economics.

Emma Wheeler, Director, Client Strategy Office, UBS Global Wealth Management

Emma Wheeler is a Director with responsibility for female client strategy at UBS Global Wealth Management. She is an experienced communications, marketing and business development strategist with a demonstrated history of working with global brands, particularly around change management within professional services businesses. At UBS she is responsible for the bank's focus on women and their unique financial needs. Before joining UBS Global Wealth Management in early 2018, Emma was head of content for a global private wealth law firm where she led the firm's content strategy and approach to thought leadership.
She is a graduate of London University, with a degree in English and Classics, a mother of two children and has a passion for skiing, horse-riding, the Arts and culture.


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