Chloe Weir

By day I’m a lawyer for Barclays, by night (and day) I am obsessed with using my good luck, and platforms such as this, to promote better gender equality and better outcomes for women.

I do this through various initiatives, I Co-Chair the Legal Gender Network, running events and initiatives throughout the year. We also run a mentoring scheme and work closely with our male allies and the working families network. We are driving particularly to reduce the gender imbalance at the more senior levels of the function. I am keen to increase diversity of all kinds so that we can bring our whole selves to work. I aim to achieve this through being a Committee member of the Legal LGBTQ Network, as well as role-modelling diversity initiatives through different media channels. I volunteer on a scheme supporting underprivileged school students to improve career aspiration, on the Barclays Legal Experience Weeks, and am also a Committee member for a community theatre group.

My legal role is to advise business colleagues building products and services for and supporting Barclays’ customers, both personal and small and medium sized enterprises. So whether it’s bank accounts, or fintech solutions, I help the business support our customers in the right way. My focus this year is on reducing paper use through our products and services, so that we can better serve our digitally active customers, and reduce negative environmental impact. I also support our work incubating LegalTech startups and drive toward greater digital inovation both within Legal and the Bank.

Prior to my current role I worked in-house for the Royal Bank of Scotland International, and in private practice as a litigator at Carey Olsen and Clifford Chance LLP.

I juggle all of the above loves and career drivers with my number one best invention, my one year old daughter, and the rest of the family.