Trailblazers 2023
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Sophie Neary | Group Director for META UK & Ireland

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Sophie joined META from Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), where she was a member of the executive committee for Boots. Sophie has over 28 years executive leadership experience spanning Marketing, E-Commerce, Strategy and Digital Transformation. A feminist since 1971, Sophie is a passionate champion of women’s health in the workplace and has recently launched a series […]
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Professor Dame Lesley Regan | Chair, Wellbeing of Women (WoW)

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Dame Lesley Regan is Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Imperial College London at St Mary’s Hospital Campus where she continues her clinical practice in Reproductive Medicine. As Past President RCOG, she led the “Better for Women” report, published in December 2019, which shone a spotlight on taboo topics such as poor access to contraception, abortion, […]
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Gina Martin | Campaigner, Speaker and Writer

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Campaigner, speaker and writer Gina Martin is an advocate for creating change in communities for equal rights. Following on from her national campaign to make upskirting illegal and changing the English and Welsh law by creating the Voyeurism Act she has since changed Instagram’s global policy on breast squeezing which was disproportionately censoring plus-sized black […]
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Anna Lane | President and CEO, Women in Banking and Finance (WIBF)

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Anna Lane’s inspiring leadership and commitment to gender equality have brought positive change to the financial services industry. As the President and CEO of Women in Banking and Finance (WIBF), Anna has not only modernised and scaled the industry’s first-ever gender network, but also turned it into a social enterprise. WIBF’s Thought Leadership, Mentoring and […]
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James Bardrick | Citi Country Officer, UK

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Appointed to Citi Country Officer role in 2014 and Cluster Head, UK, Jersey and Israel in September 2019. Previously co-head of Corporate and Investment Banking for EMEA from 2009 to 2014. He has been with the firm for over 30 years and is a Senior Credit Officer. Prior to joining Citi, James worked as an […]
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Inez Murray | CEO, Financial Alliance for Women

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Inez Murray is the CEO of the Financial Alliance for Women, a trade association of financial services providers driving women’s wealth creation worldwide. Its 90+ member institutions work in 135 countries to build innovative, comprehensive programs delivering women the tools—access to capital, information, education and markets—they need to succeed. Membership in the Alliance provides member […]
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Sophie Chandauka MBE | Head of Americas Risk Management and Intelligence

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Sophie is the Head of Americas Risk Management and Intelligence for Meta, parent company of Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram. Previously, Sophie was Global COO of Shared Services and Banking Operations at Morgan Stanley. Prior to this, as Head of Group Treasury (Legal) at the Virgin Money Group, she led £13bn of capital raising in four […]
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Dr Leyla Hussein OBE | Global Advocacy Director for the Africa-led Movement to End FGM

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Dr Leyla Hussein OBE is a psychotherapist, specialising in supporting survivors of sexual abuse. She is an international lecturer on female genital mutilation (FGM) and speaker on gender rights. She is recognised as one of the key experts on this issue globally and is a leading and award-winning international campaigner against all forms of violence […]
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