The Black Girls in Finance Summit 2023

Thursday 21th September

The in-augural Black Girls in Finance Summit will take place on Thursday 21st September 2023 hosted by BT at their London Headquarters!


This years theme is “Power UP” where we will have a mixture of lightening talks, roundtable discussions, debates to support Black women in accessing and succeeding in the financial sector.

This event is open for Early Careers (University students + Graduates) and Experienced Hires (2-10 years + Senior Leaders)

Tickets are FREE however we have limited capacity

Full agenda:

  • 9:30-10:00: Arrivals and registrations
  • 10:00-10:15 Welcome from Girls Talk & Host
  • 10:15-10:20 Welcome from BT Group, Bridget Lea, Managing Director of Commercial at BT
  • 10:20-11:20 Fireside Chat with Senior Leaders

Bridget Lea, Managing Director of Commercial at BT

Sarah Wiggins, Vice-Chair, Global Banking, HSBC

  • 11:20-11:30 Break
  • 11:30-12:30 Where are the dealmakers in the City roundtable

Leana DeChausay, Associate Director, MSS, Global Markets Transformation, HSBC

  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30-14:30 How to succeed in the recruitment process roundtable

Breakout session one: 14:45-15:45 Developing relationships and stakeholders internally and externally

Breakout session two: 15:45-16:45 Navigating systemic and structural racism, bias and stereotypes as a Black woman in finance

  • 16:45-17:00 Wrap up and close
  • 17:00-18:00 Networking, drinks and music