Date of release: Friday, March 18, 2016
Successful businesswomen have shared their insights with 70 female students at a University of Greenwich conference.
Women in Business saw experts discussing their experiences and encouraging the students to pursue a career in the finance industry.
Over 70 students enjoyed a day of networking, seminars and advice from Barclays staff. Among the highlights was a panel discussion with four women, all at different stages of their careers.
Sharon Nibber, in the third year of a Business with Law degree, attended the day. She says: "The event was empowering and it was so inspirational to hear the stories of so many women."
Cherise Hamilton, in the third year of a Business Management degree, adds: "I found it really insightful. Hearing stories from other women helped me to decide what route I would like to take for my career path."
Simon Davey, from Barclays, the sponsor of the event, says: "There are some great opportunities in financial services and this event was a chance for the students to hear from some outstanding women in the industry. I hope they feel inspired to bring their drive and energy to Barclays."
The university's Finance and Investment Banking, BSc Hons is one of only two UK undergraduate degrees recognised by the CFA Institute, a global association of investment professionals.
For more on studying this and other courses within the Business School please see: http://www.gre.ac.uk/business
A group of students also visited Barclays for the Education and Community Studies Barclays Enterprise Day recently where they received tips for getting ahead in business. The students learned about pitching ideas and worked in teams to create an educational toy.
The winning team's effort was a "read aloud" book which helped children learn to read using phonics and sounds. The winning team were all Education Studies students: Gabriella Anderson, first year; Sara-Ann Kenneth, second year; and Priscilla Okoruwa, first year.
The university's Education Studies degree offers the opportunity to study social enterprise, a rapidly growing sector that is increasingly important in working with children and young people. For more on studying this and other courses within the Faculty of Education & Health: http://www.gre.ac.uk/eduhea.