*SOLD OUT* Celebrating Women CEOs

When: May 15, 2019

Where: The AllBright, 11 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1HR

Join MicroLoan Foundation this spring as we celebrate female CEOs.

When: Wednesday 15th May, 6.30pm-9:00pm

Where: AllBright Rathbone, 11 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1HR

Empowering women is at the heart of what MicroLoan is about. We want to celebrate and learn from the incredible women who are leading their fields, so please join us for a panel discussion with women who have climbed to the top.

This exclusive event will be held at the AllBright private members club in the heart of Fitzrovia – a unique venue designed by women and for women.

Attendees will have a unique opportunity to hear about our panellists’ journeys to CEO:  Fashion designer Amanda Wakeley OBE and Sam Smith, CEO of finnCap,  and Debbie Crosbie, CEO of TSB will be sharing their stories in an open and honest conversation with Heather Adams, Managing Director, Accenture.

We will learn about leadership, and how these inspirational CEOs have taken their businesses to the next stage of development, and what it takes to get to, and stay, at the top. This exclusive event is open to anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit – from those starting their career to business leaders and CEOs – who wants to learn from the best. Following the panel discussion there will be opportunity to continue the dialogue, network and enjoy drinks and canapes.

MicroLoan is a women’s empowerment and poverty alleviation charity that helps some of the poorest women in sub-Saharan Africa to become successful micro entrepreneurs. Each £45 ticket purchased for our event will help a woman in Africa start a business to lift herself and her family out of poverty. £45 is the size of the average loan so for every ticket purchased, one female entrepreneur will get to kickstart her business.

Thanks to the generous support from our partners Accenture and AllBright for this event, all proceeds from your ticket price will be donated in full to MicroLoan Foundation.

Amanda Wakeley OBE

Amanda Wakeley OBE is Founder and Creative Director of the iconic British luxury lifestyle brand, Amanda Wakeley. Founded in 1990 Amanda Wakeley’s clean-glam aesthetic resonated with tastemakers from inception with the late Diana, Princess of Wales and Queen Rania of Jordan being early adopters of the brand. More recently Amanda has dressed some of the worlds most celebrated women, Michelle Obama and Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Sussex being seen wearing her designs.

Sam Smith

Sam Smith remains the only female Chief Executive of a City broking firm. In 2007 she established her firm finnCap and today it is ranked No1 Nominated Adviser and Broker to AIM companies. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG. Sam is passionate about mentoring girls and women to become successful s in whatever industry they want to be in. She is actively involved in various mentoring projects and organizations including Pinky Lilani’s “Women of the Future” awards, of which she is a former winner.

Debbie Crosbie

Debbie Crosbie was recently appointed the CEO of challenger bank TSB. She leaves a brilliant legacy with Clydesdale Yorkshire Banking Group (CYBG), ending her tenure of 20 years at the financial services firm where she most recently resided as chief operating officer. She holds a fellowship with the Chartered Institute of Bankers and is a current member of the Glasgow Economic Leadership Forum. Debbie is a strong advocate for gender balance and has been called a beacon of diversity in the banking world

Heather Adams

Heather Adams is a Managing Director in Accenture’s Financial Services business, where she leads the Resilience Risk practice for the UK & Ireland. Heather and her team work with financial services clients to help mitigate internal and external threats via anti-money laundering, anti-fraud and operational resilience controls. Over the last 20 years, Heather has worked with many global banks to improve their organisations, process, systems and data and to deliver large scale transformation programmes that take advantage of new technologies such as using advanced analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

AllBright will make an additional £45 donation in support of MicroLoan Foundation, for each person who becomes a member through the partnership with MicroLoan. Please reference MicroLoan in your application process to activate this donation and note that all membership applications are subject to approval by AllBright.

This event is generously supported by Accenture – a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders.

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