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Our Team

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Anna Sofat

Chair

Anna, a postgraduate of London School of Economics, is known as the Voice of Women’s Wealth. She founded Addidi Wealth, the award-winning financial services boutique for women which was sold to Progeny Wealth in 2019. She is an Unbaised.co.uk’s financial adviser of the year and was recognised as the Top Female Adviser by Financial Adviser. She founded Addidi Angels, the first women only business angel club in 2009, and is an angel investor in a number of female run or founded businesses and an advocate for female founders.

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Elaine Aarons

Co-founder & Trustee

Elaine is a senior partner at Withers LLP. She is recognised as a leading employment and discrimination lawyer acting for senior executives and is listed in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame, as an individual who has received constant praise from clients for continued excellence. She has acted for 20 bank chief executives and 30% of her clients are female leaders. She has actively campaigned for women’s rights in New York and London and served on the Board of International Women’s Forum UK for 4 years. She sits on the Women in Finance Advisory Panel chaired by Amanda Blanc, Aviva CEO.

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Robert Baker
 

Robert has a deep involvement in getting men engaged in gender equality. He runs his own consulting firm, Potentia Talent Consulting focusing on developing talent potential. He supports senior leaders in building.

He supports senior leaders to build inclusive cultures and realise the potential of a fully diverse talent pool. This enables them to meet the key business challenges of disruption, innovation and growth. At Mercer, the global HR consulting firm, he was Head of Diversity & Inclusion Consulting for the International Region.

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Madolyn Grove

Madolyn is an events specialist with over 12 years’ experience in the arts, commercial, luxury and charity sectors. She is currently Features and Formats regional lead at TikTok.

As Events Director at Hearst, she was responsible for a diverse programme of immersive events partnerships and live experiences for titles including Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Women’s Health and Red. Before this, Madolyn led the Special Events Team at Unicef, where she worked on high-value fundraising events and philanthropic partnerships.

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Kim Williamson

Kim relocated from Canada to London in 2023. She has more than 20 years’ experience in financial services.

At MD Management, the physician’s wealth manager, she held roles in leadership, portfolio management, consulting and as sales development and leadership coach. She has mentored women in financial services through formal groups such as WIL (Women in Leadership), WeForShe, and through coaching. At MD she was awarded ‘Best of Best ‘for her commitment to the overall purpose of fostering an inclusive culture.

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Magda Andronic
 

Magda is part of the senior management team at an international sports marketing agency headquartered in London, where she leads the group financial function. Magda has over 20 years of financial experience working in the media /advertising sector in London. After returning to full-time work from two maternity leaves she is a strong believer that much more can be done to eliminate discrimination against working parents. She is a passionate supporter of diversity and equality in the workplace. Alongside this she is a keen supporter of various charities and promoter of sustainability.

Executive Committee

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Jacqueline Abbott-Deane

CEO

Jacqueline has been advising and consulting to businesses big and small for many years through her business Tactix Consultancy; she is a facilitator for change. Her sweet spot is where systems or technical change converges with the need for a change in mindset, behaviour, leadership practices and culture. She has held senior leadership roles in global financial institutions including Merrill Lynch, Commercial Union and Lloyds Bank, as well as McKinsey & CO. She is a media contributor on gender culture and change.

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Amelia Vaughan

Amelia is a business development and marketing executive at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, the global law firm, where she leads and delivers on the full cycle of business development projects and initiatives. After graduating from the University of Kent in 2016 she has been involved in initiatives that further gender equality. She believes that raising awareness is key to e gender inclusive workplace.

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Darja Potjakina

Darja is a manager research analyst at Mercer, the leading global investment consultant. She contributes to the team in generating intellectual capital and through research into managers who focus on hedge funds, multi-asset and other liquid alternative strategies. She has a master’s degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Surrey. She is a passionate advocate of equality in the workplace and believes diverse companies are both healthier and better performing.

Aurore is a graduate in Neuroscience from King’s College London. There she learned the latest science about human brains and behaviour. She funded herself through university by working in administration and customer service. She is now an analyst with PMB Capital, the leading merchant bank. She received the Young Women in Public Affairs Award from Zonta International for her leadership and service to the community.

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Aurore Pasquet

Aurore is a graduate in Neuroscience from King’s College London. There she learned the latest science about human brains and behaviour. She funded herself through university by working in administration and customer service. She is now an analyst with PMB Capital, the leading merchant bank. She received the Young Women in Public Affairs Award from Zonta International for her leadership and service to the community.

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Barbara Ioannou

Barbara has almost 30 years’ experience in consulting, risk management and audit. She is a key player in social inclusion, including entrepreneurship, youth employment, disability, age, reaching net zero, labour market initiatives – and gender. She has worked with the serious violence teams in London, aligning with the Mayor of London’s initiatives on gang prevention and tackling knife crime. She also contributed to the work of the Women’s Library at the London Metropolitan University on serious female youth violence issues.

Barbara has almost 30 years’ experience in consulting, risk management and audit. She is a key player in social inclusion, including entrepreneurship, youth employment, disability, age, reaching net zero, labour market initiatives – and gender. She has worked with the serious violence teams in London, aligning with the Mayor of London’s initiatives on gang prevention and tackling knife crime. She also contributed to the work of the Women’s Library at the London Metropolitan University on serious female youth violence issues.

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Kathleen Versland

Kathleen has been a financial services and consulting executive for over 25 years, driving global business, cultural and regulatory change. With a lifelong passion for gender equality, she also serves on the board of Zonta International’s City of London branch. She was named one of the UK’s ‘WIE (Women: Inspire & Enterprise) Power 50 Exceptional Business Leaders’ for her dedication to empowering women and girls through service in the UK.

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Hannah Thorp

Hannah started her career in music. She is now a strategic marketer with over a decade of experience in varied roles within fast-paced environments. She worked within financial services for six years and in 2018 she helped to spearhead the Are You In? movement to raise awareness of inequality in the industry. The movement gained traction with news organisations including The Telegraph and the BBC. Hannah is constantly thinking about campaigns and new ways to creatively deliver the messages she believes in. She is more likely to be found thinking outside the box than in it.

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Harriet Cunningham

Harriet is a governance executive for the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), a charitable organisation promoting sustainable environmental practices. She manages the Trustee Board, ensuring that all activities align with the charitable agenda. She is currently involved in a governance restructuring. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in PPE before completing her Master of Laws. She believes that gender inclusivity within the workplace is essential to sustainable business, and to the wider equality movement.

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Clare Avery

Clare is an Occupational Psychologist by training, and now works at Bayes Business School, City University of London. She is a practising psychotherapist and coach with a deep, research-based interest in how organisations change and in how people can develop the careers that they would like to have.

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