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Dean’s Series: Travelling through turbulence – women in finance

Margaret Heffernan explores how finance has become less aggressive and more diverse with our panellists Johanna Barr, Ali Kazimi and Dr Jane Ellis-Brush.

  • 25 Jan 2022, 4.00pm to 25 Jan 2022, 5.00pm GMT
  • This is an online event.
  • This event is free

Finance used to be aggressive territory for women, where the only real choice was between assimilating to male norms — or leaving. So, what has changed in the last ten to 20 years? Has the culture of finance shifted, are women just more confident and better educated? What are the implications of greater diversity in finance for all of us — and, in a time of deep uncertainty, what does the future of the sector look like?

Register for the Dean’s Series to hear Professor Margaret Heffernan explore these themes with our panellists Johanna Barr, Ali Kazimi and Dr Jane Ellis-Brush.

Ali Kazimi

Ali Kazimi is the Managing Director at Hansuke Consulting, an International Financial Services Consulting firm. With 25 years in the financial services industry, Ali has had leadership roles at BlackRock and Deloitte and studied at the University of Bath in the early '90s.

Dr Jane Ellis-Brush

Dr Jane Ellis-Brush is a senior lecturer at the University of Bath as well as studying here in the '90s. Jane has significant experience as an operations and supply chain senior leader across a number of different industries including financial services, most recently as a Managing Director at Citigroup Plc. She recently co-founded 1st Impressions (CIC) Bath, to help women in vulnerable groups get back into employment.

Johanna Barr

Johanna Barr is a Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Limited Partner Services at Advent International, a global private equity firm she joined in 2007. Previously, Johanna worked for four years in the M&A and Corporate Broking departments of Deutsche Bank, both in the London and Frankfurt offices. Johanna is a graduate of the School of Management (BSc Business Administration 2003) and as part of her degree spent a semester at the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.


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