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Mariquit is setting an example as an active and vocal champion for firm-sponsored initiatives focused on D&I. She has led fireside chats and mentored with Encore, a 12-week paid fellowship programme aimed at helping professionals, primarily women, return to work. She has also participated in panels with the firm-wide women’s network, WIN, focusing on career progression and supporting initiatives to promote professional growth. Mariquit is leveraging her network to help women at all levels increase their experience in the FinTech space, expand their network and grow their skills. Mariquit drives ‘Women in Technology’ initiatives, and recently moderated a panel comprised of female senior business executives and entrepreneurs at an event in which Women’s Bond Club scholarships were awarded to remarkable young women graduating high school. She has been asked to represent Barclays at the 2019 Grace Hopper event, where she will share insights on the firm’s focus to support women in technology. Mariquit is also currently leading the development of a flagship programme to back female entrepreneurs. Externally, Mariquit led the launch of ‘Female Executives in FinTech,’ which aims to develop an engaged community of executives and investors focused on established, growth-stage and early-stage companies led by women, ultimately working towards levelling the playing field. She also regularly participates in gender diversity-focused events as a keynote speaker and panellist.

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