Elizabeth Mendes Da Silva | Barclaycard

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Elizabeth Mendes Da Silva

I grew up in Westminster, with my mother, a cleaner from Portugal and my two elder sisters.  I went to St Peter’s Eaton Sq School where I was also a server at the Church for eleven years, and still sit on the Parish Committee Council to date.  I studied Piano for twelve years, and am very passionate about Art, choosing this as my subject of choice at Southampton University.  For secondary, I attended Lady Margaret’s all-girls school in Parsons Green.

Whilst studying, I did PR work within the club industry (unpaid), and learnt the process of working to tight deadlines/ targets and marketing.  It was doing this, and working in close proximity to the owners that made me want to become a Personal Assistant, as I demonstrated strong organisational skills and a keenness of multitasking and working under pressure.

I have just moved to Barclaycard as a PA with Planning Support, as a stretch role, after spending three years in Barclays Internal Audit working as a PA to nine Portfolio Heads, and a PMO for SRP. Before starting at Barclays, I took two years out to have my son Alexander (now six), as a single mother I still found the time to volunteer for the local National Childcare Trust to assist with fundraising.  I have sat on the D&I Council within BIA as an assistant and now am helping out with the Initiative 10 in Barclaycard.

I have just taken the Agile Foundation Course, in Project Management, and am looking to develop my knowledge further with my studies to reflect my current role, and ambitions to further my career within the Corporation.  Alongside these, I am passionate about keeping fit, and have just started a blog which tales about the importance of keeping a healthy/ balanced lifestyle.

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