21/10/2015: Maximise your potential: brand + network = future success | A Moody’s & WeAreTheCity Event

Moody’s would like to invite female analysts to join them for an evening of learning and networking
Please note this event is open to analysts working in Financial Services, Technology or Consultancy.

Moody's and WeAreTheCity Career Success EventMaximise your potential:  brand + network = future success

A career event for women in Financial Services

Wednesday 21st October 2015 – 5.30pm – 9.00pm

At Moody’s, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5FA

Understanding the power of your brand and building your network are two of the most powerful tools in your career armoury. However, both brand and a network are not something that you can just obtain. Both require thought and planning and knowledge of tools and techniques in order to ensure both can be used to contribute to your career success. This evening of learning, coupled with practical exercises will show you how!


What will you learn?
  • Understand why building your brand is so important
  • Create your own brand using a unique formula
  • Become comfortable with raising your profile
  • Learn simple and easy to use profile-raising activities you can put in to practice straight away.
  • Learn top tips about networking including creating your strategic networking plan
  • LIVE practice of Networking skills
  • Social media tools to build your network online
Other benefits of the event
  • The opportunity to brainstorm your own career challenges
  • The ability to ask a panel of industry experts for advice
  • A chance to build your network with women in analyst roles


  • 5.30  Registration
  • 6.00  Welcome from (please enter name), Moody’s
  • 6.10  Keynote session: Maximise your potential:  Brand + Network = future success with Vanessa Vallely
  • 7.15  Table Career Brainstorms
  • 7.30  Career Brainstorm feedback to live panel, facilitated by Caroline Graham, Director of Change, Barclays
  • 8.15  Close from Moody’s
  • 8.20  Networking
  • 9.00  Event close


About your keynote speaker:

Vanessa Vallely SpeakerVanessa Vallely is a recognized expert in person-to-person business networking, online branding and a sought after motivational speaker. In 2014, Vanessa was cited as 1 of the top 100 Connected Women in the UK by GQ magazine and in 2015, Vanessa was listed as one of the top 1000 most influential Londoners by the Evening Standard. Vanessa is passionate about sharing her experience and know-how with others and has delivered keynotes for over 150 companies in Europe, the US, India and the Middle East.

Vanessa corporate experience stems from a 25 year career in Banking and Finance, holding senior positions such as Chief Operating Officer and Global Head of Governance and Business Management.

As testimony to the success of the knowledge she shares with others, Vanessa has been on every major watch list following top women in the City, including Financial News Top 100 Rising Star EMEA, Financial News Top 100 Women in Finance, The International Alliance for Women’s Top 100 Global Women, Brummel’s Top 30 Inspirational Women in the City, Good Housekeeping’s 50 Women of Influence, GQ’s 100 Most Connected Women, Global Leadership Award from US network Womensphere, Women in Banking & Finance (WiBF) Women’s Champion Award & City AM’s List of the most influential women in the City of London.

Vanessa is also the author of Heels of Steel, which tracks her amazing career climb to the C-suite. This autobiography also includes 13 chapters of tips and advice aimed at helping the next generation of women to achieve career success.

About your facilitator:

Caroline Graham-speakingCaroline Graham is a Director in Barclays IB Strategic and Regulatory Change team responsible for developing and implementing global change programmes.  Caroline recently spent three years in India as Head of Location Change overseeing a transitions programme for Barclays Operations and building out a Change organisation across Mumbai and Chennai.

Before joining Barclays eight years ago, Caroline was Outsource Manager at Fiserv and prior to that was Marketing Director at Pune-based Oceans Connect in India. Caroline also has experience in running her own business having founded a Public Relations agency called Rooftop Communications.

Caroline is passionate about the Diversity & Inclusion agenda. She is a senior sponsor of Barclays Win gender network, founder of Barclays Win India and also founder of Barclays Win Assistants Forum.  Caroline is the Head of WeAreTheCity India, a Board member of the London Women’s Forum and co-founder of Women on the Wharf. In June 2015 Caroline received a Global Achievement Award from The International Alliance of Women for her work in the Diversity space, and in July 2015 she appeared in Computer Weekly’s Top 50 UK Women of Influence listing.

About your panel:

Sarah Carlson, Senior Vice President – Sovereign Risk Group

Sarah is responsible for a portfolio of credits in Europe that includes France, Spain, Belgium and Slovenia. She is one of the Sovereign Risk Group’s global spokespeople. She joined Moody’s in 2009 after completing a Sloan Fellowship at the London Business School.

Prior to this academic sabbatical, she spent seven years at the Financial Services Authority in London where she headed the regulator’s Risk Analysis area and acted as its chief macroeconomist. Before joining the FSA, she worked in Dun & Bradstreet’s Economic Analysis Group for six years, where she was the organisation’s Deputy Chief Economist.

She holds an MA in European Studies (with a concentration in Economics and Finance) from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University and an AB with a double major in Government and History from Dartmouth College. She is a CFA Charterholder.

Andrea Daniels, Associate Managing Director – Structured Finance Group

Andrea Daniels is an Associate Managing Director and leads the EMEA Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities (CMBS) team.

Prior to joining the team in London in 2011, she was a team leader in the US CMBS surveillance team responsible for large loan and single borrower transactions. Since joining Moody’s in 1998, Andrea has rated various fixed and floating rate US CMBS transactions. Prior to joining Moody’s, Andrea worked as an Asset Manager within the Real Estate group at Aetna in Hartford, Connecticut.

Ms. Daniels has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Management from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and an MBA in Real Estate from the University of Connecticut.

Spaces are limited. Book now to secure your place
Please note this event is open to analysts working in Financial Services, Technology or Consultancy.


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