4 March

She Can Be panel

This year’s She Can Be will embrace digital to enable more young women to be able to access the ideas, inspiration and support that this innovative initiative provides. The afternoon session will allow all participants to dial in virtually to an engaging problem-solving session, as well as a panel and Q&A session with our phenomenal speakers.

The panel will be chaired by Onyinye Udokporo, an entrepreneur, educator, public speaker, writer and pioneer of social mobility. After setting up her own tuition business aged 12, in 2018 she founded Enrich Learning, an online education platform and private tuition service. Onyinye wants to bridge the education achievement gap in society through the means of affordable online tuition classes as well as provide useful information and a sense of community for parents & carers who wish to improve the education of their children. She is a proud advocate of dyslexia and neurodiversity, and is currently writing her first book about her dyslexia journey in a bid to encourage and inspire others.

She will be joined by three speakers. Margarita Skarkou is Vice President and founder member of Barclays Ventures, currently leading on strategic innovation and venture investing in the ESG and Sustainability space. She is passionate about mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. She has been recognised as a Woman Future Leader by McKinsey and Young Leader by the president of the Hellenic Republic for her work as head of strategy at the Greek Economic Forum. She was also named one of Brummell’s Inspirational Women in 2019 and 2020.

Bola Lawal is a regulatory reporting analyst at Santander UK, and was previously recognized as Leadership through Sport and Business’ Apprentice of the year. Social mobility is close to her heart.

We are also joined my male ally Henry Odogwu, a financial services professional, with nearly 20 years experience. He is currently Head of UK Institutional Sales, iShares & Wealth at BlackRock. He believes that diverse teams make good business sense and speaks regularly on diversity and inclusion topics.

If you want to find out more about She Can Be, click here.

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