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Selina Tyler | Hermes Investment Management

Selina joined Hermes Investment Management in October 2012 and is responsible for representing  Hermes and promoting their diverse fund range to the UK & Irish discretionary and wholesale market, including GFIs. Prior to joining Hermes, she worked at Man Group since February 2008, covering Global Banking Relationships. Selina has over 14 years experience within financial services, fulfilling client service, relationship management and sales roles.  She is a holder of the Investment Management Certificate.

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Julia Robertson-Avenell | Hays Life Sciences

I am an experienced Admin Manager and PA with vast experience in the sales industry.   I am passionate about the development and recognition of the support role and have put this passion into co-founding NESS-The Essex PA Network.  Networking and arranging events for NESS allows me to develop my own skills and help those around me to do the same.

From networking, I have taken on a different role at Hays as Contractor Relationship Manager.  This means I am responsible for contractor care – meeting, assisting and being a problem solver for the contractors in my remit.  I believe that networking gave me a superb grounding and training to commit to this role with confidence.

In my spare time I am a volunteer Sales Manager for the Hamelin Trust charity.  Each Saturday I work in the shop unpacking donations, sorting, moving furniture and serving the public.  I absolutely recommend volunteering to anyone – it’s really hard work but the feeling of achievement at the end of the day outweighs this.

I am friendly and approachable and I believe in paying it forward to help others achieve and realise their potential.

Kate Wyatt | Bloomberg

After two years in private wealth management, Kate joined Bloomberg in New York into their Analytics department. She spent three years as a Team Leader in the Analytics department in New York and then in London, where she ran New Starter training and was selected for a secondment in Recruitment to help hit hiring targets. She then moved to the Sales department where she covers Buyside accounts in Ireland and has helped mentor new Sales representatives along with running the Spring Insights Internship for first year university students. Kate is active in recruitment efforts both in London and Dublin which aim to target female students interested in finance.

Kate graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations and Economics from CW Post University in New York. She also had the opportunity to complete a semester abroad at Dauphine University in Paris.

Outside of Bloomberg, Kate is a member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in New York where she volunteered at events to raise awareness about the disease and fundraises for the annual MS Bike Ride each year. She is an avid runner and recent health food nut, although is a closet cheese-fanatic.


Sara Diggle | Brother UK

I’m Sara, Head of Reseller Sales at Brother UK. I am currently in my 19th year with BUK having been promoted through the business in various departments including Customer Service, Marketing and for the last 5 years Sales. With a strong work ethic inherited from my mum, every day is about delivering the right level of support to my team and customers. The last few years have been investing time in developing my confidence and management skills as my current/future ambitions are to have a successful team of individuals, developing and guiding them into being the best they can be, I am motivated by seeing people grow and succeed in their roles.

I’m someone with a desire to get the job done and do it well and exceed people’s expectations, although this has sometimes impacted on my work/life balance. I am now totally clear on the importance of getting this right and look to ensure that the team around me are getting this right too. My role is all about people and I enjoy networking and sharing experiences, building up relationships which is essential in Sales.

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Sonya Barlow | Dunnhumby

In 2015, I graduated from Cass Business School in Business with a scholarship in Italy. Some of my successes involve learning Italian during my year abroad, finishing top three in CityStarters start up idea competition in London and achieving mentee of the year. During university, I was successful in creating the first Erasmus Student Network Society with the mission to help international students to connect, soon becoming the largest university society in London. I am a keen traveller and believe that exploring new cultures, places and people will help to develop my own mind, the ability to adapt and serve me well through my professional life. Since joining Dunnhumby, I have been responsible for engaging both commercial suppliers and Tesco in our services, growing the relationships and consulting them using customer data & insight, on how to meet key objectives using media activations and trends in customers. Outside of my day job, I mentor young girls through many mentoring schemes and regularly visit my secondary school; providing career conversations, mock interviews and fun activities to showcase how females can lead in businesses today and how confidence in yourself is key. I have an active network on Linkedin, where I showcase my work and achievements, and equally connect with likeminded females; to explore ideas on better working lives, progression within the work place and achieving a good work life balance. I strongly believe that through hard work, passion and determination in one’s self, a female can rise and become a star in the workplace, in their home and in society.

Fallon Pryce | Worldpay

After a successful 8 year career in the hospitality industry, I  moved into the world of sales initially working for Britain’s biggest regional newspaper. Starting out  as  a newbie in telesales, then quickly being promoted to Field Sales Representative .  I worked hard by consistently  exceeding  any  targets and  KPIs given. My diligent work ethic and values did not go unnoticed by other companies and I was soon approached by Worldpay to become Regional Business Manager (RBM).

As RBM my role is to help SME businesses  to  grow by providing them with card payment facilities .

Since joining Worldpay  I have been actively networking each week, going  to various business networking events  and exhibiting  to showcase the products and services Worldpay have to offer.  I currently hold the RBM record for the most deals signed on one day.
It's so amazing to be recognised for being  proactive and passionate about my job. I am extremely humbled and honoured to even be considered  for the Rising Star award.
My aim  to make a true impact in the business world and  continue grow within the Sales industry. I’m excited for what the future holds!

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Fiene Fischer | Bloomberg

Fiene manages the Technology Sales Team for South Germany and Austria at Bloomberg L.P. Travelling between London, Munich and Vienna, she is responsible for client relationships, strategically developing the product and setting clear and focused targets for her team.

Having joined Bloomberg on a graduate scheme in 2011, Fiene soon received recognition for her ability in building knowledge around financial markets and its products, and rapidly progressed from the Analytics desk to the Sales department. Within three years, she became a team leader.

Fiene is a strong diversity champion and an advocate for creating opportunities for women in Technology, collaborating with the Diversity Group to promote events and share ideas on how to better encourage diversity in the department. Fiene is also involved in recruitment at Bloomberg and regularly interviews new candidates for the Graduate Programme, working closely with HR and Senior Management to make sure that Bloomberg attracts a talented workforce.

Fiene is also passionate about social causes. She is an active member and volunteer coach at JOBLINGE e.V., an initiative in Germany with a vision to provide refugees and disadvantaged youth the opportunity to integrate into the labour market and lead a self-determined life.

She has recently been invited to join Tech London Advocates, a network of tech leaders, experts and investors committed to supporting London’s potential as a world-class hub for tech and digital businesses. Fiene hopes to use this platform to encourage and inspire more professionals to consider a career in the industry.

She holds an Honours degree in Business Management & Finance and speaks fluent English, German, and French.

Analyn Pelayre | Good E-Learning

Analyn Pelayre is a First Class Honours Graduate, with a BSc in International Business and is fluent in English, Tagalog and Bisaya. She has 5 years Sales experience and is currently working with Good E-Learning as a Channel Executive. Her main responsibility is to build and maintain client relationships throughout Europe, America, Middle East and Asia.

Outside work, Analyn is passionate about helping others. She is currently setting up a Mentoring Scheme in Cebu to inspire and help less-privileged high school students. She also participates in events such as Survival of the Fittest and organizes fund-raising shows for a number of other charities. When she is not raising funds, she finds other ways to help others, such as cutting her hair to donate to Little Princess Trust.

If she’s not travelling (a big passion of hers), Analyn spends time reading books or going to the gym and dancing. She strongly believes in living life to the fullest. Her favourite quote is “Feel the fear and do it anyway”.

Erin Brogan | Bloomberg

Erin graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) degree in French and Francophone Studies.  She was admitted into Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest honor society for the liberal arts and sciences in the United States.

Erin leveraged her language skills for a career in Financial Sales at Bloomberg L.P. in New York City, where she serviced the company’s francophone client base as an Equity Specialist on the Analytics Desk.  She soon transitioned into Hedge Fund Sales, where she managed Bloomberg’s relationships with some of the largest and most influential hedge funds across North America.  Bloomberg was keen to capitalize on Erin’s knowledge and experience, so she relocated to London in 2016 to replicate her success across the pond.  She is currently responsible for developing and executing a sales strategy aimed at expanding Bloomberg’s existing business, as well as identifying new opportunities within the hedge fund community.  Erin is also committed to coaching and mentoring new talent through her work with Bloomberg’s Summer Internship Program.

Outside of the office, Erin enjoys reading, yoga, and—most of all—traveling.  She loves experiencing new cultures and has visited 45 countries to date.

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Kelly Twiddy | Aon

Kelly Twiddy is a Principal within Aon Hewitt's delegated/fiduciary management business, Delegated Consulting Services (DCS). Kelly works closely with clients and prospects to help assess if a fiduciary solution is appropriate to their scheme and, where it is, continue to work with them to create a suitable solution.

As part of her role, Kelly leads the strategic / business marketing for Aon's EMEA delegated business. This includes writing a number of white papers, articles and social media on the topic of fiduciary management.

Kelly joined Aon Hewitt in March 2013 from Aviva Investors and has 12 years' experience in the UK pensions industry. Prior to this Kelly was at UBS Global Asset Management where she worked on the launch of their fiduciary business and multi-asset solutions as well as Editor on UBS Pension Fund Indicators.