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Abisola works as a Trading Business Manager within Barclays’ Investment Bank, responsible for bespoke Trading desks of various expertise. Abisola also co-chairs the ‘Recruit and Retain’ committee of Barclays’ Gender Network, WIN, which exists to engage all genders across the organisation to attract, develop and retain women at all levels. Abisola focuses specifically on early recruitment of highly capable and talented women into the Bank, engaging them through University outreach events, social media insights, and external co-partner events. Her particular passion is ensuring the next generation are empowered and encouraged to be the best version of themselves, with the appropriate support and guidance they require early in their careers. Through the bespoke first year female internship programme Abisola sponsors, to the networking and mentoring offerings her team deliver for full-time interns, and new partnership external events for students and graduates, Abisola has the opportunity to empower and engage young women. Outside of Barclays, Abisola frequently engages alongside Universities, student societies and other organisations to advance female talent. She returns on an annual basis to her two alma mater universities to deliver confidence workshops and private seminars, leaning on her own experience progressing through the Banking industry. She offers follow-up online and in-person coaching sessions with attendees, understanding their motivations and development points, and supporting them through applications and interviews – regardless of industry. She is also involved in the Women of Brummell, Women in Banking & Finance and WeAreTheCity, sitting on a host of conference panels and interviews.

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