Senior female bankers offer tips to new generation


Senior female bankers offer tips to new generation

In the week when RBS hosts the Women In Business Conference, our senior women in business offer their advice to the newest generation of banking recruits.

 

“Keep an open mind when new ideas or opportunities come up and realise that if you take on a new role, you won’t know everything and that’s ok."

Siobhán Duffy ,Managing Director, Private Placements, Corporate & Institutional Banking



 

“It took me longer than it should to realise that investing in a good internal and external network can completely transform a career.”

Lisa Ford, Regional Director, Yorks Humber & N Derbyshire, Commercial Banking

 

“Believe in yourself and in what you are setting out to achieve.  People with passion, focus and conviction stand out:  if you believe, others will too.”

Marjorie Strachan, RBS Head of Inclusion



 

“I often look at my diary and wonder how on earth I am going to get it all done. Regularly removing distractions and planning downtime helps me manage a busy schedule. It’s all about discipline – focus on priorities, insist on short meetings, take regular breaks. At the end of each day, create 20 minutes to reflect and then plan the next day. It usually works!”

Aileen Taylor, Chief Governance Officer and Board Counse



 

“Ask for help - it is the best way to demonstrate intent and the desire to better yourself”

Camilla Stowell, Head of Coutts International & Private Office

 


“Believe in yourself and have a couple of good mentors who can help widen your perspective and networks”

Maya Prabhu  Managing Director, Coutts Institute



 

“I have many tips such as try not to be brilliant at everything - just the things you enjoy and punch above your weight - you will surprise yourself. But I think a simple practical tip is to always prepare and practice those key events - interviews, presentations, product pitches.”

Marion King, Director of Payments

 

"At every level of your career, it is important to challenge yourself and strive to make an impact on results and goals. Think of your career as a series of experiences. There's something to gain from everything you do. Too many times, people carry disappointments or losses with them and can't turn them into a lesson learned.”

Maeve McMahon, Director of Customer Experience and Products at Ulster Bank



 

“Keep an open mind when new ideas or opportunities come up and realise that if you take on a new role, you won’t know everything and that’s ok."

Siobhán Duffy ,Managing Director, Private Placements, Corporate & Institutional Banking

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