20 Jan saw the release of the latest report commissioned by Plan International UK "The State of Girls Rights in the UK 2019-2020" an interesting yet challanging report, well worth a read. Big thanks to all involved with compling and contributing to the report exposing the challanges girls still face in the UK . Here I am with Roya Motalleb-Zadeh a Credit Suisse Muse and Alex Crawford OBE Sky New Foreign Correspondent at the launch.
I am delighted to let you know that following my shortlisting for the TechWomen100 awards and your tremendous support.
I have been announced as one of the winners. I am so very excited to be amongst one of the top 100 women in technology.
Thank you all for your support and encouragement.
Girls, be determined to succeed in whatever you set your mind on
Calling for your support. As a women in technology I have been nominated and now shortlisted for the TechWomen100 Award. I would appreciate your support by voting for me and adding this award to my story
@WATC_WeAreTech #TechWomen100 awards, please support me with a public vote:
Modern Muse program:
International Day of the Girl Networking Event
Celebrating International Day of the Girl – Networking Event
To celebrate International Day of the Girl we will be hosting a networking event for students (years 9 – 13), where they will have the chance to come and meet with some of our Modern Muses to find out more about their careers, highlights, goals and challenges in the workplace.
The event will take place on the 11 October, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, at our offices in Canary Wharf.
The Credit Suisse Modern Muse program, in parthership with the Credit Suisse European Womens Network and IT womens Champions provided a week long work experience from 15th to 19th Jul. The event was extended to 30 girls both internal and external candidates from diverse backgrounds and ages ranging from 15 to 17. The girls were invited into the Credit Suisse office to obtain a more detailed understanding of what a career in a financial institution would actually consist of.
The schedule included insights into the roles supporting the life cycle of a trade, the extensive diversity and inclusion network's available, campus recruitment, Donna presenting more about the Modern Muse program, as well as 'on the job' activities within technology and more.
The students were tasked with presenting, in teams, what they had learnt during the week in the large auditorium, a daunting task even for the seasoned presenter. The presentations were outstanding, the students were confident, articulate and creative which demonstrated not only the retention of what they had leant but also their clear understanding.
The students also actively embraced the concept and importance of networking, a theme which persisted throughout the week.
The success of the event was attributed to over 40 Credit Suisse Volunteers who gave up their time in support of encouraging, inspiring and motivating the next generation female business leaders, entrepeneurs and FTSE 100 CEOs.
Thanks to all of the volunteers involved.
And a huge thanks to all of the students who (See more)put in so much into this event and got so much out. Well done
Modern Muse program:
A week in the life at Credit Suisse
We to inform you of the next ‘Modern Muse: A Week in the life of Credit Suisse’ program, which is an interactive, informative and fun week that will run from 15 – 19 July, 2019. The Modern Muse program is run in partnership with Credit Suisse’s Europe, Middle East and Africa Women’s Network and the IT Women’s Council.
The Credit Suisse Modern Muse program is designed to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and future business leaders. It informs and motivates young women, girls, and those identifying as female, by introducing them to the wide range of career opportunities available within banking.
This particular opportunity is best suited for students aged between 16 and 18 years old who are considering further and higher education choices, as participation in the program offers a broad insight into the finance world, which will support them in their next phase of decision making in their education and future career.
The week will be a mixture of interactive sessions including a trading game, the opportunity to develop soft skills and the chance to hear from current graduates. A full agenda will be provided upon confirming successful placement.
Places on this program are limited due to popularity and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and is open to many of our school and charity partnerships.
If you would like to nominate yourself, please email; firstname.lastname@example.org by 24 May, 2019,. Once we have received all (See more)requests and allocated the spaces we will notify you of next steps.
15 – 19 July, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (certain days may vary)
Venue: Credit Suisse International
One Cabot Square
Please don’t hesitate to contact us via the above email address if you have any questions regarding the program.
The Credit Suisse Modern Muse program held an inspirational panel event on 29 March as part of the International Women’s Day ‘Balance for better’ theme. The internal panel consisted of four motivational women sharing their diverse life and career journeys. Over 40 girls attended from a variety of schools from in and around London to hear some fantastic tips about different routes to success, hurdles the panellists have overcome during their work life and striving to be the best you can be by not selling yourself short.
Thank you to all the amazing girls and schools who attended and participated in the day.
The Credit Suisse Modern Muse program – Panel Event
The Modern Muse program inspires, informs and motivates young women and girls, introducing them to the wide range of career opportunities available within banking.
To support this, on the 29 March 2019 and as part of our International Women’s Day focus ‘Balance for Better’, we are holding a panel event to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and future business leaders for girls who are aged between 15 – 18 (year’s 10 - 13 at school).
Within the session which will run from 2pm – 4 pm, the girls will be inspired by a panel of Credit Suisse employees who will talk about their backgrounds, their career paths and their role models.
It will give the girls an opportunity to learn about what it’s like to work in a global investment bank with offices all over the world, and find out more about the wide range of different jobs available.
The event also provides the opportunity for the girls to network with a variety of Credit Suisse employees and ask questions to support their current and future education and career decisions.
If you are interested in attending this event, you can register by sending an email, with your name, the name of your school, your year and why you are interested in attending to: email@example.com by 20 March.
28 Jan As part of a Credit Suisse volunteering team I spent a day supporting CV writing and interview skills at a girls school in North London. Meeting so many amazing girls with such ambitions for the future was a pleasure which I thoroughly enjoyed.
The Credit Suisse Modern Muse Program in partnership with the Credit Suisse IT Women’s Council and EWN are running the next ‘Day in the Life at CS’ workshop on the February 1 and February 8, 2019.
The workshop is for girls who are aged between 14 - 16 (year’s 9 – 11) and 16 -18 (year’s 12-13) respectively.
Within the interactive session, the students will have the chance to hear from Credit Suisse staff from different backgrounds and departments about their roles at Credit Suisse, Campus recruitment and the opportunity to participate in an number of activities such as:
The importance of Wellbeing at work
Working In Change
Protecting your Brand
This is a great Muse event which are are looking forward to holding.
Working in Credit Suisse, an organization which supports the development of next generation females, has provided the opportunity to meet role models as well as be a role model. Here I am at the House of Lords in Nov 2018 meeting Jodie Whittaker and then with Baroness Lawrence and Baroness Finlay inspiring and motivating girls for a debate on ‘Girls Breaking Barriers: How can we ensure that girls and young women are able to achieve their potential in the UK and around the world?’ held in the actual chamber. It was an amazing day.
Look at my profile to find out more about my journey