Additional speakers and discussion panel members were drawn from outside the financial services sector. Drawing from their own personal experiences, they will emphasise that gender should never be seen as a barrier to progression in whatever career they choose.
Read on to find out about some of the people who spoke on the day.
Bagpipe playing, Guinness World Record holding adventurer with a degree in Economics and Chinese
In short, it's my aim to play the bagpipes in every country of the world. Why?! Well, my reasons have changed since I first started, but the initial driving force was that I wanted to be the first person to do something! In January 2014 I went to an adventure travel expo in London where all these inspiring adventurers were speaking about their incredible endeavours, and it kick-started the idea that I could have my own adventure, combining two things I really love: travel and music.More details
Coach, Author of ‘Rocking your Role’, and Co‑Founder of ‘Rocking Ur Teens’
Jenny is an Award Winning Coach with over 11 years’ experience of running a Global Business. Her mission is to transform the world, one empowered woman at a time, using her skills to inspire and motivate people and deliver career and life changing results. Author of an Amazon Bestselling Book ‘Rocking Your Role’, she’s reached an audience of over 30,000 through her speaking and coached individuals worldwide. Jenny gives back through her social enterprise Rocking Ur Teens and is a regular commentator on Sky News and LBC radio.More details
Top ranked employment law specialist for 17 years and then a Judge for 7 years
I spend most of my time as a coach, author and speaker on the topics of fulfilling personal potential and Authentic Success as well as training judges throughout the UK on behavioural awareness. I’ve been blown away by the response to my first book, ‘The True You’. I’ve been working with teachers on the topic of leadership for over 15 years. I’ve always been passionate about building confidence in young people and am working in partnership with a school to train teachers on the topics of Authenticity, Resilience and Relationships, with the objective of having those topics form part of the syllabus for S2-S4 pupils in schools throughout Scotland. I’ve had the privilege of coaching young people as part of my ‘pay it forward’ programme to enable them to build confidence and resilience.More details
Founder and Managing Director of Core-Asset Consulting
Betsy is also responsible for the company’s Investment Management division, where she has built up a reputation as one of Scotland’s premier investment recruiters. Betsy has spent her entire career within the recruitment industry. While completing a masters in human capital management, she launched Core-Asset Consulting in 2005.More details
Former National Head of BBC Children in Need, non-executive director of the Social Enterprise Academy and fellow of the Clore Social Leadership Programme
Mary, mother of two and one of 54 first cousins, is the managing director of a charitable foundation focussed on finance. Mary’s work has mainly been on social impact and social justice, relating to young people. After roles in the NHS and Barnardos, she became a Clore Social Leadership Fellow in 2011. In 2014 Mary became national head of BBC Children in Need, leaving in 2017 to establish a new organisation. She was involved in founding Changing the Chemistry, a movement to improve boardroom diversity.More details
Dallas is one of the most versatile and well-travelled factual presenters. He has filmed in some of the most extraordinary locations all over the world: sewer diving in Mexico City, abseiling off the world’s tallest building in Dubai and filming Tim Peake’s rocket launch to the international space station, to name but a few…
Having started his presenting career on The Gadget Show (Channel 5) and Bang Goes The Theory (BBC 1), Dallas has since presented some of the most ambitious series across the BBC and beyond, including Britain Beneath Your Feet, Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered, The Treasure Hunters and Supersized Earth (BBC 1). He is currently filming two new series for National Geographic and is writing his first book due for publication in 2017.
Dallas will be hosting the Speed-Networking event at Future AS5ET, sharing some of his own stories to inspire and enthuse attendees. He will be encouraging everybody to indulge their curiosity to its fullest potential!