Elissa Webb

I began my journey in technology on my high school robotics team, after which I studied computer science at Connecticut College.

I joined NatWest group on the Technology graduate programme, during which I worked in varied areas like application management, colleague technology adoption, and innovation. During my graduate programme, my team and I won our annual Innovation Challenge with a sustainable banking mapping proposition that we pitched to senior leaders and members of the board. We took this project forward after presenting to our CEO and other members of the bank’s executive team and winning funding.

In my current role, I’ve joined the bank’s Commercial Banking technology function. I’ve been a front-end specialist for multiple third-party applications, co-ordinating communication and fixes so that our customer-facing staff can best serve our customers. I am part of the first DevOps pilot team in Commercial Banking, learning testing and development skills while training other members in operations.

Beyond my day job, I co-founded a Coding Club for our Early Careers colleagues to learn the basics of coding in Python and support them in their projects. I’ve spoken at Insight Week and the Female STEM Bootcamp encouraging young women pursue STEM fields. Additionally, I’m a member of my area’s Junior Management Team. On the JMT, I’m leading a virtual networking initiative and pushing forward conversations about racism and diversity through presentations in all staff meetings and other materials.