UK’s Wonder Women in Finance

Take a look at the Wonder Women shaping today’s banking and finance industry.

Baroness Shriti Vadera cartoon
Name: Baroness Shriti Vadera
Position: Chairwoman, Santander UK
About Her: Baroness Shriti Vadera is the first woman to head a major British bank, which alone is more than enough to qualify her as a Wonder Woman. But before this, she held positions as the non-executive director of BHP Billiton and AstraZeneca, and has been an advisor to several big financial and corporate groups. She’s also done her time as a government minister and is known for her direct and intelligent nature.
Eileen Burbidge cartoon
Name: Eileen Burbidge
Position: Chair, Tech City UK & Partner, Passion Capital
About Her: Eileen has been called one of London’s most influential venture capitalists and has worked for some of the most reputable companies in the world, like Apple, Yahoo, and as one of Skype’s earliest employees. She’s now founding partner of top London venture capital firm, Passion Capital. This Wonder Woman has carved out a well-deserved place for herself amongst the financial bigwigs.
Inga Beale cartoon
Name: Inga Beale
Position: CEO, Lloyd’s of London
About Her: As Chief Executive Officer at Lloyd’s of London, Inga Beale is a worthy Wonder Woman in Finance. No stranger to great accomplishments, in the 2017 New Year Honours she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the economy. Pow, whack, bang!
Claer Barrett cartoon
Name: Claer Barrett
Position: Personal Finance Editor, Financial Times
About Her: Claer Barrett is the Personal Finance Editor at Financial Times, and editor at FT Money, where she is responsible for all personal finance coverage. She writes a weekly column, ‘Serious Money’, presents the weekly FT Money Show Podcast, and has a weekly radio show on Serious Money. Claer aims to demystify money matters, helping people of all financial backgrounds!
Zanny Minton Beddoes cartoon
Name: Zanny Minton Beddoes
Position: Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
About Her: Zanny Minton Beddoes is the first woman to be at the helm of the Economist in its 173-year history – WOW! This Wonder Woman began working there in 1994 and has worked her way up from her first position as emerging markets correspondent. She is considered to be one of the most influential voices in the finance journalism industry and has written on everything from Latin American finance to the future of the International Monetary Fund. Go, girl, go!
Merryn Somerset Webb cartoon
Name: Merryn Somerset Webb
Position: Editor-in-Chief, MoneyWeek
About Her: Merryn Somerset Webb is the Editor-in-Chief of the UK’s best-selling financial magazine, MoneyWeek. She was the launching editor and has since remained in this highly-esteemed position for 17 years. Merryn also has a weekly column in The Financial Times and regularly appears on TV and radio, commentating on all financial matters.
Karyn Fleeting cartoon
Name: Karyn Fleeting
Position: Founder and Blogger, Miss Thrifty
About Her: Karyn Fleeting, aka Miss Thrifty, has amassed a huge following and several awards doing what she does best: helping people through her blog. After finding herself mired in debt, she figured out the best ways to eat well and live with the cheapest deals. She covers everything from beauty and holidays, to food and personal finance, offering a refreshing take.
Jill Insley cartoon
Name: Jill Insley
Position: ‘Questions of Money’ Columnist, The Sunday Times
About Her: Jill Insley is a personal finance and consumer writer for The Sunday Times, where she writes her ‘Questions of Money’ column. She was recently named ‘Consumer Champion of the Year’ for 2017 at the Headlinemoney awards. Jill is acclaimed for her well-written and engaging content that inspires and helps people to gain control of their finances. A worthy Wonder Woman!
Paloma Kubiak cartoon
Name: Paloma Kubiak
Position: Consumer Money Writer, YourMoney.com
About Her: Paloma Kubiak is a Consumer Money Writer at YourMoney.com, where she covers all things personal finance, from investments and savings to mortgages and insurance. She won Headlinemoney Awards’ ‘Household Money Journalist of the Year’ for 2017, and was runner-up of Santander’s Fincon Newcomer of 2014. Go get ‘em, girl!
Kim Hammonds cartoon
Name: Kim Hammonds
Position: COO, Deutsche Bank
About Her: Kim Hammonds may have only joined the financial industry when she started at Deutsche Bank four years ago, but she’s proven herself a true leader for years. Previously, she was in global executive positions at Boeing and held management positions in Dell and Ford Motor Company. Now, she’s responsible for technology and operations at one of the world’s leading financial service providers and is leading the charge to re-engineer the Bank in a way that equips for the future.

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