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REACH your potential

Our REACH events are designed to encourage greater diversity in the banking and finance sector.

Next event: Empowering Women in Banking and Finance


What is REACH? 

Through REACH we support the progression of under-represented groups in the banking and finance industries. We invite you to our headquarters in London to join the conversation, meet REACH champions working in the industry, hear their stories and how we can encourage change and diversity together.

Our events currently focus on:

  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students
  • Female students
  • Mature students

Upcoming REACH events: 

Women in Finance
30 October 2020

If you would like to receive updates about REACH, please register your interest using the link below.

Register your interest

Supporting diversity in the banking and finance sector

Watch our short video with highlights from our most recent REACH event for women. If you have any questions or suggestions on our REACH events, please get in touch at ftp@libf.ac.uk

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Empowering Women in Banking & Finance
30 October 2020



Arrival and Registration


Introduction and welcome
Hema Tank, Associate Dean
9:40 Icebreaker activity 


Keynote speaker - Career Journey
Ayesha Ofori
10:20 Refreshment break


Amplify Trading: Interactive Simulation
13:30 Lunch
14:15 Meet the professionals
Hear from young professionals and industry leaders on their top tips on how to get ahead. 
14:45 Degree programmes


Refreshment Break
15:30 Speed Networking
15:50 Closing remarks

*This schedule is subject to amendments 

Speed networking
A chance to ask your questions and network with speakers from the day. 
Speed networking
A chance to ask your questions and network with speakers from the day. 
Speed networking
A chance to ask your questions and network with speakers from the day. 

What our students say

"I took a year out from working to go travelling, but now it’s time to get back into the working world. I actually graduated in Biochemistry but now I’m considering a career in banking and finance. I initially enrolled in the Diploma in Financial Advice at The London Institute of Banking & Finance, but I’m debating whether that is the correct step. So, I came to REACH to see what other pathways are available to me."

- Thurkka, REACH: Mature Learners

"My favourite part was the industry panel - all of the speakers were so inspiring! Hearing from them made me feel confident about my choice to study banking because we actually found out what it's like to work and grow in the sector."

- Ayesha, REACH: BAME Students 

"I always thought of bankers, especially senior ones, as older men! But, seeing so many women that are enjoying successful careers in the industry makes me more determined to study towards my own future in financial services."

- Katie, REACH: Female Students 



Get in touch

If you have any questions about the event please email ftp@libf.ac.uk or call +44 (0)207 337 6293/4. 

We look forward to seeing you at the event!