PowerWomen Speak with Ann Cairns
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by PowerWomen Network
1M ago
Ann Cairns started her career as a research scientist and was the first woman to work offshore with British Gas. She moved into investment banking in her 30’s and rose up the ranks in Citibank – ExCo Citi Global Transaction Bank, CEO of ABN Amro Transaction Bank, CEO of Lehmann Holdings and was responsible for the restructuring (with Alvarez & Marsel). After 15 years at Citi, she enjoyed a number of senior roles at other financial institutions before finishing her executive career as Executive Vice Chair at Mastercard.  Ann believes that women should rise to the top of the corporate w ..read more
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PowerWomen Speak with Katherine Ainley
PowerWomen Speak
by PowerWomen Network
3M ago
Katherine Ainley is the CEO of Ericsson UK and Ireland, working alongside major mobile network operators and service providers to create world leading mobile networks and game-changing technology for millions of subscribers and enterprise partners. She is also a member of the leadership team for Ericsson Europe and Latin America.  Katherine joined Ericsson in February 2021 from BT where she held a number of senior executive positions for more than 10 years, including the roles of Managing Director of Ventures in Enterprise and CEO of Tikit, a then wholly owned subsidiary of BT. Her career ..read more
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PowerWomen speak with Alison Hutchinson
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by PowerWomen Network
4M ago
Alison Hutchinson CBE is the CEO of Pennies, an award-winning fintech charity making digital giving affordable, sustainable, and feel-good. She is also a Senior Independent Director at DFS plc, Yorkshire Building Society and Foresight Group Holdings Ltd. Alison was previously a Trustee of the Charities Aid Foundation, Non-Executive Director of Aviva Life Holdings UK and AIL (General & Health Insurance), subsidiary boards of Aviva Group plc, LV=, and of LMAX Exchange. In 2016, she was awarded a CBE for services to the economy and charities.   Prior to creating Pennies, Alison was CEO o ..read more
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PowerWomen Speak with Tracy Watkinson
PowerWomen Speak
by PowerWomen Network
5M ago
Today we welcome Tracy Watkinson who is a Chief Operating Officer and Transformation specialist who worked in the world's largest investment banks for over 20 years, alongside a Non Executive Director career. She is currently the COO of the Finance Function at NatWest Group, and Board member of NatWest Trustee & Depositary Services company.  Tracy was awarded for her thought leadership in gender diversity receiving the Champion for Women Award at the Women in Banking & Finance Awards in 2018.  And more recently she was a finalist in the WeQual EMEA Awards, recognising CEO-2 l ..read more
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PowerWomen Speak with Tracy Watkinson
PowerWomen Speak
by PowerWomen Network
6M ago
Today we welcome Tracy Watkinson, a Chief Operating Officer and Transformation specialist who worked in the world's largest investment banks for over 20 years, alongside a Non Executive Director career. She is currently the COO of the Finance Function at NatWest Group, and Board member of NatWest Trustee & Depositary Services company.  Tracy was awarded for her thought leadership in gender diversity receiving the Champion for Women Award at the Women in Banking & Finance Awards in 2018.  And more recently she was a finalist in the WeQual EMEA Awards, recognising CEO-2 level w ..read more
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PowerWomen Speak with Mary O'Connor
PowerWomen Speak
by PowerWomen Network
8M ago
I am delighted to be speaking today with Mary O’Connor who was most recently the acting CEO for KPMG in the UK. Mary has 30 years of experience in leading & advising financial services companies. She has held senior roles in law, government, public corporations and a Big 4 accounting firm.   Prior to KPMG, Mary held a number of executive and Board roles at Willis Towers Watson (now, WTW), where she was widely recognised as one of the most influential leaders in the industry.  In the United States, Mary served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, DC, where she tri ..read more
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PowerWomen Speak with Céline Assimon
PowerWomen Speak
by PowerWomen Network
10M ago
I am delighted to be speaking today with Céline Assimon, CEO of De Beers Jewellers and De Beers Forevermark.  Celine has more than 20 years of experience in the luxury industry, specialising in watches and fine jewellery. She started her career at Richemont in 2001, when she joined Piaget North America’s Marketing team. More recently, Céline worked at Louis Vuitton in New York and led the commercial development of the brand’s global High Jewellery and High Watchmaking in Paris. In 2018 she was appointed the CEO of Geneva-based jeweller Grisogono, where she was instrumental in transforming ..read more
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PowerWomen Speak with Tina Fordham
PowerWomen Speak
by PowerWomen Network
1y ago
Tina Fordham is a geopolitical strategist and advisor working at the intersection of geopolitics, financial markets and the drivers of social change. The first Chief Global Political Analyst on Wall Street and previously, head of global political risk at Eurasia Group, Tina has over 20 years’ experience advising senior leaders—from prime ministers and 3- star generals to the C-suite, institutional investors and the United Nations—about the implications of global political, security and socio-economic developments. In 2022 Tina founded Fordham Global Foresight, an independent consultancy. Her h ..read more
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PowerWomen Speak with Maureen Wheeler
PowerWomen Speak
by PowerWomen Network
1y ago
We are delighted to welcome Maureen Wheeler, who with her husband Tony, founded the universally popular Lonely Planet guidebooks. Lonely Planet has printed more than 100 million copies of it’s 600 guides in 17 languages. Maureen is the driving force behind Lonely Planet’s philanthropy programs and created the Planet Wheeler Foundation. She recently received the UN World Tourism Organisation lifetime achievement award, and was awarded an Order of Australia in 2014. She has a Fellowship from London Business School and an Honorary doctorate from the University of Ulster and La Trobe University in ..read more
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PowerWomen Speak with Mandy Hickson
PowerWomen Speak
by PowerWomen Network
1y ago
Today we speak with Mandy Hickson, who has over 30 years experience within aviation. She joined the Royal Air Force in 1994 and flew the Tornado GR4 on the front line, where she operated in hostile environments, including patrolling the ‘No Fly’ zone over Iraq. Since leaving the RAF she retrained as a facilitator and coach in human performance factors. Drawing on her experience of calculated risk-taking, decision-making under pressure and the critical role of the human in the system, she transfers vivid lessons from the cockpit to other management and leadership contexts. Mandy is currently se ..read more
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