Women in Banking & Finance (WIBF)

Women in Banking and Finance (WIBF) provides a forum for women in the financial services industry to meet, share experiences and to develop themselves both personally and professionally. WIBF is solution orientated, offering advice to corporations and offering individuals the tools with which to fulfill individual potential in and out of the workplace. The group has branches in London, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh and Glasgow.  Membership is not exclusively for bankers or for women. As a result, our members are from many different sectors of the financial world, including law, accountancy, insurance and information technology.

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The WIBF History

1980Women in Banking was founded by five forward thinking women.

The primary aim of the Group was to encourage more women to make a career in banking and provide a support network for those that were already established.

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1992– The group was renamed Women in Banking and Finance (WIBF) to reflect the changes and the diversification of its members.

The banking industry had changed dramatically, not only were women now an integral part of the industry but the banking industry was changing too with financial service companies moving into banking and vice versa.

The new breed of women still required support and training. In response, the Group’s primary aim developed into providing a forum for women in the financial services industry to meet, share experiences, develop themselves, personally and professionally, and equally, it was important to develop others.

Wibf_Sq_logo.jpg2008 Women in Banking and Finance (WIBF) today is solution orientated, offering advice to corporations and offering individuals the tools with which to fulfill individual potential in and out of the workplace. The group has grown to over 900 members. Membership is not exclusively for bankers or for women. As a result, our members are from many different sectors of the financial world, including law, accountancy, insurance and information technology.

Funding

Women in Banking and Finance is a non-profit making group sponsored by many leading corporations and the subscriptions of its members. The corporate sponsorship programme provides substantial financial support for all WIBF programmes.

Structure

The group is run by a highly professional management team comprising of members who give their time on a voluntary basis. All members are encouraged to join the management team to develop their project management skills.

Founder Members

Jane Bradford ; Susan Law; Lorraine Paddison; Margery Povall ; Anne Watts OBE

Leonnie Turner-Bruce
About the author

Leonnie has worked with the WATC team for over 5 years. Leonnie also runs her own Design company www.destinydesigns.co.uk.

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