Hear from inspirational women about their careers and how to overcome a lack of confidence with numbers
Being confident with numbers can open doors and improve your chances of getting the job you want. But many of us struggle with numbers and women are often less confident with numbers than men.
Join our discussion to hear a panel of inspirational women, each with a unique story to share about their career pathway.
Hosted by TV personality and maths teacher Bobby Seagull, the discussion will focus on why some women lack confidence with numbers and what can be done to build up skills and overcome barriers. Panellists will share what they love about their jobs, the variety of careers possible in financial services and why more women should think about joining.
You’ll have the chance to ask any questions – maybe you’d like to know more about working in financial services or building number confidence? Does working with numbers in a job worry you? Have you considered financial services as a career? If not, why not? Our panellists are eager to answer!
However you feel about numbers, you are not alone. 78% of young British women said they would not consider a career in financial services, with 43% citing a lack of confidence using numbers as a reason. We think this needs to change and this panel – part of Number Confidence Week - aims to show how we can all boost our number confidence and build our skills to go for the jobs we want.
Alongside host Bobby Seagull, join our panellists:
• Susan Allen, Head of Retail & Business Banking and Executive Director, Santander
• Claer Barrett, Consumer Editor at the Financial Times
• Enid Lau, Product Manager at Hargreaves Lansdown
• Kirti Mehta, Project Lead, The Hampton Alexander Review
• Danielle Orme, Broker at TP ICAP
• Rhiannon Wakefield, Head of CRM at TP ICAP