Members Area
E2W Connecting Women in Financial Services Men For Inclusion
Open Menu
0 Item(s) - £0.00
 Alpha Challengers Mentoring Scheme Episode 1: Top Tips for a successful mentor relationship
30 Jul 2020
18:00pm - 19:00pm

Alpha Challengers Mentoring Scheme Episode 1: Top Tips for a successful mentor relationship

From your PC, laptop or phone - Via ZOOM

Join us on Zoom on the 30 of July at 6-7pm.

Meeting ID: 860 7137 1875

Passcode: 034168

Alpha Challengers Mentoring Scheme Episode 1: Top Tips for a successful mentor relationship

Mentoring on a one-to-one basis is a unique opportunity to step outside of your normal circle of friends and colleagues and gain an intimate understanding of how the world looks through someone else’s eyes and life experiences. Do you remember a former manager, a coach or a teacher who gave you the best advice that changed the trajectory of your life? New perspectives could potentially lead to fresh ideas, and who knows where those new ideas could lead you in your career?  

Our hosts for the event are Sophie Simpson & Mihaela Breg - Members of the E2W Alpha Challengers Advisory Board

Join us for this unique online event designed to assist existing Alpha Challengers and other colleagues interested in exploring everything that E2W Mentoring Scheme has to offer.

In this online event, attendees will have the chance to:

  • Gain insights on how Alpha Challengers Mentoring Scheme can help you figure out the best path forward in your career.
  • Hear directly from our E2W Mentors, how working with a mentor equipped them with the tools to make sounder, more informed and holistic decisions in their careers within financial services.
  • Understand best practice examples from other E2W members and their mentoring partnerships.
  • Participate in the panel discussion by addressing questions to our great panel members (E2W Mentors).

We are delighted to introduce you to our guest speakers:

Anna Genda 

Director – Intermediary Sales, Fidelity International
I have worked in the finance industry for 13 years and in asset management for the past 6 years. I currently work in intermediary sales, promoting Fidelity’s investment
capabilities with wealth managers, discretionary portfolio managers,
family offices and fund of funds. Prior to that I was an Investment Director within Fidelity’s global equities team.
I began my career in finance in investment consulting,
advising pension schemes on all aspects of their investment portfolios.
I am a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. I read Mathematics
at Warwick University, and spent a year teaching Maths
in a secondary school before I started my financial services career.

Gaya Saravanabavan

Risk Management Consultant, Avantage Reply 

I am a recent graduate, currently working in Risk Management Consulting at Avantage Reply (part of the Reply Group of highly specialised companies). I studied BSc Economics at Queen Mary, University of London and I completed my Master’s in MSc International Business Economics at City, University of London. I have previously worked in Sales, Accounting and Financial Administration. During my role as a consultant, I have worked in the BeNeLux region assisting our client in the banking industry with their internal governance processes as well as working on various internal projects in London. 

Angela Happell

Currently taking career break, previously Head of Client Management EMEA for PGIM Fixed Income. Responsible for relationship management of existing institutional clients. Previously with Nikko Asset Management covering European institutional relationships. Earlier, was a Client Manager with BlackRock, responsible for relationship management and client service for European institutional clients, including public and private pension plans, official institutions and insurance companies. 
Received a BA with Honours in Accounting from the University of Strathclyde. Holds the IMC from the CFA Society of the UK.

Vivian Chan

Specialised in stakeholder management and business partnering with Finance, Risk, Treasury and Capital functions.
Recent position involves management and production of the Consolidated Financial for Barclays Europe’s short and medium Business Planning, Stress Testing, prudential ratio analysis; Strategic MI Planning and Financial Reporting for various governance boards and involve in regulatory submissions such as ICAAP and ILAAP

Other experiences include Cost management, controls implementation, systems and infrastructure build and migration, Process Improvements and Project Management 

Gill Lungley 

Chief Digital Information Officer (Interim) - Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Independent Non-Executive Director - Societe Generale International Ltd


About Alpha Challengers:

Alpha Challengers are a sub-group of E2W members who embarked on their financial services careers about 5-10 years ago have started to climb the ladder of success and are ambitious and want to reach the top. They work together in a network of peers to help and support each other in areas such as personal development & industry knowledge. They are champions of diversity and will become tomorrow’s leaders.

Back to events