Women in Finance
Only 17% of financial leadership appointments across the Yorkshire region in 2020 were female – a representation that is alarming to us and to our network.
Some of our advertised campaigns during the year produced interesting statistics, for example, several Director level campaigns generated applications that were over 90% male dominated. This was in contrast to some Manager/Controller level campaigns where the candidate pool was over 70% female dominated.
Even with Equality, Diversity & Inclusion being a regular topic of conversation and an active strategy for many employers, these cases throw up many questions.
Here, we talk to some of the leading women and rising stars in finance across our region sharing their experiences and perspectives.
Kate talks to Gillian McBride about her varied career in finance.
Kerry speaks to Gillian about the career planning that found her in her first CFO role.
Truly deserving winner of the Emerging Dealmaker of the Year prize at the 2022 Insider Dealmakers Awards in November.
Daniella has been known to a few of us in our team for a number of years. We were delighted to spend some time with her as she shares her new career path as a portfolio FD and how it has worked so well for her.
Sarah is one of our region’s leading female CFOs. She is passionate about what she does and is an exceptional finance professional. We were delighted when she agreed to share her journey to such a successful career.
The thoughts and perspectives from Lucie Firth, Group Tax Manager at EVO Group
The thoughts and perspectives from Sarah Mennell, Finance Controller at VolkerRail UK
The thoughts and perspectives from Sarah Richardson, Head of FP&A at Onebright
Ciara Allan epitomises everything that is good about the modern CFO – Her career has been built upon strong technical knowledge at the highest level, and is an inspiration to people across the board.
Kirstie is one of the region’s leading Group Financial Controllers and is known for her outstanding work ethic, being a brilliant accountant as well as fantastic business leader, who is currently looking after a team of circa 80 staff!
We have known Lindsey since she moved to Yorkshire and have built up a great relationship as her reputation has grown. It was great to spend some time with her and to find out what pulled her from the United States to South Yorkshire.
Lyndsey is a Director at Brown Butler Chartered Accountants and a really close friend of our partners.
Nicola Worrow placed Lucy into her first role in finance at Altavia in 2012. Since then, her career has progressed quickly...
Chloe is on of Yorkshires most inspirational female leaders. She made Partner at an impressively young age within a Top 10 accountancy practice and has recently joined Mazars in Leeds to Head up their Tax team.
Sarah is Business Development Manager at Mercia Asset Management and one of the best networked members of the business community in Yorkshire.
Julie Billard and Nik Pratap have known each other for over 20 years. Nik and his team helped to place her in her first role in Yorkshire after relocating from Essex.
Victoria has been a close contact and friend to our business for many years. Nik Pratap, Gillian McBride and Karen Caswell all include her in their VIP list of contacts.
Amy is an exceptional business leader and has made an impact in every business she has been in. She has a strong technical financial core, but it his her operational and leadership skills that have really set her apart.