I started off my career undertaking a two-year legal training contract at DLA Piper, qualifying into the firm as a corporate lawyer, where I practiced for a further two and a half years before moving to Citigroup (Citi). My initial role at Citi was within the Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) legal team, where I would provide advice to Citi’s Investment Banking teams across EMEA. I then undertook a 6 month secondment to Citi’s proprietary M&A Legal team, based in New York, providing transactional and advisory legal services in relation to Citi’s proprietary and global corporate M&A.

I currently work as an in-house lawyer at Barclays in the M&A and Strategic Transactions Legal team, where I advise Barclays Group and its constituent business units globally in relation to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity capital raisings, strategic investments and general corporate law matters. Most recently I have also undertaken a short-term secondment advising on the Senior Managers Regime within the bank.

As a female working in corporate law, and now the banking sector, gender plays a huge role, and through my work with women’s committees at every company I have worked for, as well as my activities outside of the workplace, striving for gender equality in the workplace (and society more broadly) is something I am acutely aware of and dedicated to attaining.

Ultimately, my vision is to have a society in which women and girls, capturing all aspects of diversity, are empowered and truly equal in all respects, whether this be at a socio-economic level, an industry level, or personally within their homes and local communities.