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REACH your potential

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

Next event: REACH(Online): Supporting ethnic diversity in banking and finance 11.02.22


What is REACH? 

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

Our REACH events are currently being held online on Zoom. We would love to welcome you to our London campus but we have decided this is the best option to keep our participants and guest speakers as safe as possible during this unprecedented time. If you have any questions, think you will have issues accessing this event online or want to give us some feedback on session being on campus or virtual please get in touch with us at outreach@libf.ac.uk.

Upcoming REACH events: 

REACH(Online): Supporting ethnic diversity in banking and finance 11 Feb 2022

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REACH(Online): Mature learners in banking and finance 10 June 2022

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Supporting diversity in the banking and finance sector

Hear from attendees from a previous women in finance REACH event. If you have any questions or suggestions on our REACH events, please get in touch at outreach@libf.ac.uk.


Listen to a podcast from our last REACH event featuring Jagdeep Rai, the Regional Director at HSBC, discussing career progression and diversity in Financial Services.


REACH: Empowering women in banking & finance



Introduction and welcome
Our Managing Director Hema Tank will welcome you to our REACH event


Taster lecture  
It's (not) all about the money, money with Wendy Chowne
11:25 Q and A


Keynote speaker
Hear from our keynote speaker Jennifer Crawley, UK Head of Business
Management for Small Business Banking at HSBC Commercial Banking
11:50 Q and A  


Refreshment break
12:00 Meet the professionals
Hear from young professionals and industry leaders on their top tips on how
to get ahead with Monica Conder and Elona Gega
 12:20 Q and A 
 12:30 Closing comments and end  

*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: Supporting ethnic diversity 

"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: Empowering women 



Get in touch

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

We look forward to seeing you at the event!