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Of cargo ships & sailing boatsHow Digital Transformation & Fintech can drive inclusion & shift the diversity debate

Of cargo ships and sailing boats – How the digital transformation and FinTech can drive inclusion and shift the diversity debate

By Elizabeth Lumley Originally published on LinkedIn    Claudia Coppenolle Director, Chief Digital Office at Deutsche Bank London, United Kingdom @CHonerlage |  LinkedIn Profile One of my life’s great joys is getting to sit down, have a chat and listen to the wide of range of stories and viewpoints and experiences of people in this industry. Recently, I sat down with my good friend Claudia Coppenolle, banker, blockchain enthusiast, FinTech maven and all around awesome woman to talk…

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CEO Confidential

By Michelle Moffatt and Amy Ciolek Picture this… You are at a work function or out at a dinner party with friends, and someone asks you, ‘what do you do’? Do you: A)   Mumble something hardly audible because you feel a little awkies because in reality you are the big boss running the show B)   Add words like; ‘just’, ‘only’, ‘small’ or ‘little’ to describe your empire that is minting it C)   Proclaim proudly and…

Hazel Moore

Hazel Moore

Chairman & Co-Founder, FirstCapital London, England @hazel_moore  | LinkedIn Profile You’ve garnered accolades for your work in Private Equity, but you didn’t exactly plan on being in finance. You studied Natural Sciences at University. How did you wind up in finance? I started in finance by chance really. I had a degree in sciences, but through a series of circumstances I found myself in Hong Kong and I needed a job. As Hong Kong is…

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Rachel Barnes

Global Innovations, Operational Efficiencies, and Diversity & Inclusion Programs Leader London, United Kingdom  LinkedIn Profile Your career in banking started out in recruiting, and ended up as head of transformation/innovation. How did your time in HR influence your views on how to best tackle system transformations? Although business transformation is perceived as organisation and processes, in reality it always comes down to inspiring the leaders and staff to motivate them to thrive and change. My…

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Bianca Lopes

Vice President Strategic Marketing & Global Alliances, BioConnect Toronto, Canada @biasmlopes | LinkedIn Profile Your career started in tech, transitioned to banking, and now you’re back on the tech side of financial services. What prompted the pivot? I think I always knew I wasn’t destined to work in one industry, the idea of being in a one track mind sort of race never appealed to me. When I look at my first jobs I worked…

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Helene Panzarino

Fintech Relationship Professional, Investment Readiness Consultant – ‎Karma Kreations Ltd London, United Kingdom @HPanzarino  | LinkedIn Profile You’re often described as a serial entrepreneur. When did you first realize you had a knack for building businesses? It was while I was building someone else’s business! Through a series of coincidences, I found myself tasked with building the overseas sourcing arm of a US software house that really wasn’t getting any traction, as well as having…

Ruth Handcock

Ruth Handcock

Chief Customer Officer, Tandem Bank London, United Kingdom @RuthHandcock | LinkedIn Profile   You’ve had an interesting career path – from working at a charity in West Africa to now being Chief Customer Officer at Tandem Bank. How did that happen? My career has been really varied, by virtue of picking jobs that I find interesting as opposed to trying to curate a particularly conventional CV. I figured out that my ideal roles tend to be fast…

Cecelia Alvarez

Ana-Cecilia Alvarez

Investor, Propel Venture Partners San Francisco, California @acalvarez03 | LinkedIn Profile Tell us about Propel Venture Partners, and how you became involved. Propel Venture Partners is a $250M global fund focused on investing in companies looking to rethink and rebuild the financial services industry. I joined the team when it was still BBVA Ventures, BBVA’s corporate venture arm. Before joining the fund, I was deciding between a few VCs in the Bay Area, with some…

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Crowd Sourcing Community

Crowd sourcing community: it sounds rather redundant. It actually is redundant, since a community is comprised of myriad people, ideas, philosophies, and actions – and it comes from the crowd that has gathered for a particular purpose. These days crowd sourcing has taken on a new meaning, a monetary one, where the ubiquitous crowd finances endeavours of all sorts: from projects, to art installations, to record and book publications, to movies, to tech. You name…

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Tasnia Huque

Venture Investment Associate at Cue Ball Capital Boston, Massachusetts @tasniahuque | LinkedIn Profile You grew up in Bangladesh.  How did this experience shape your view of financial services? It did not. I didn’t internalize what “financial services” meant until I got to the United States. My parents and relatives are all in core science academia, so I did not have internal family dinners grooming me on that topic either. But I was curious about how…