Isobel O'Connor

Isobel O'Connor | Mercer

Isobel is an International Benefits Consultant at Mercer. Having graduated from the University of Bath in 2013 with an honours degree in European Studies, French and Spanish, Isobel joined Mercer in a business development support role before moving to the International Consulting Group in January 2015.

In her day to day consulting role, Isobel partners with senior HR stakeholders to provide strategic advice and support in the management of global employee benefit programs for FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 organisations. She is also studying towards the Diploma in International Employee Benefits.

Alongside her day job, Isobel is Co-Chair of the UK gender balance network at Mercer, ‘The Vine’, which encourages all employees to embrace gender diversity. In this role, Isobel develops the strategy for the network,  makes recommendations to the Board on diversity matters at Mercer, and
organises events for employees and clients.

Outside of work Isobel is a keen netball player and enjoys travelling and photography.

Sian Rodway

Sian Rodway | PA Consulting

Sian is a Consultant Analyst within PA’s Defence and Security practice – an independent company specialising in Technology, Consulting and Innovation where she can fully apply the skills and knowledge gained from an MSc in International Defence, Development and Diplomacy from Durham University. Sian is currently using her experience to help UK defence and security clients design new analysis based approaches to complex problem solving - including Big Data, effective research and development and efficiencies through better collaboration and operating models.

Since 2015 Sian has been a key player in Women in Defence UK, a community of people who wish to promote the value of women in the defence sector. Sian is motivated by their vision of succeeding authentically and is passionate about being a role model that mentors and encourages others. She is pioneering a ‘Women in Defence Blog’ that aims to be an original source of inspiration for others who work or are thinking of working anywhere in the defence sector.

Jennifer Curtis

Jennifer Curtis | ZS Associates

Consultant | ZS Associates | Consultancy


Jennifer is a Business Consultant at ZS, focused on Marketing and Customer Insights (CI). Since starting in 2009, she has been promoted three times, taking on leadership roles in pushing innovation in the ZS European Marketing & CI practice area and managing this work for the largest client in Europe. Prior to ZS, Jennifer worked in marketing & communications strategy for healthcare and medical device firms.

Jennifer’s passion is in human behaviour and psychology, which naturally lead to her interest in marketing. She received an MSc in Organizational Behavior and Social Psychology from the London School of Economics, and a BA in Economics from the University of New Hampshire.

While at ZS, Jennifer has actively worked to support junior women, driving the London Women’s Leadership Initiative, aimed at attracting, retaining and promoting women to take on leadership roles. She has led the development of a programme geared at empowering women and raising organisational about the benefits, challenges and steps to achieving diversity.

Outside of working, Jennifer has a passion for travel, previously living in Dublin, Madrid and New Zealand before moving to London nine years ago. Jennifer is a certified yoga instructor, Pilates enthusiast and occasional marathon runner.