Having graduated with a First Class BSc in Economics from Bristol university, Emily started her career on the shadow female leader scheme at PwC before then completing an internship and joining PwC in the Banking and Capital Markets Assurance team, where she built a portfolio of the clients including some of the largest banking and financial institutions worldwide, whilst working to complete her ACA.

Having seen the growing need for data analytics and with a passion for mergers and acquisitions, she then joined the PwC UK Deals Insights and Analytics team, a specialist team bringing together financial, commercial and data-driven analytical skills, empowered by cutting-edge technology to support clients to unlock value throughout the deals lifecycle. Emily moved straight onto some of the team’s most challenging projects working predominantly with PE Houses to embed data-driven decision making, into their portfolio companies to generate value through state of the art cloud solutions. Emily now leads large multidisciplinary teams to engage with C-suite level members on complex change management programmes, whilst continuing to refine her skills in various Data and analytics technologies including taking part in the PwC digital accelerator programme.

Emily is passionate to increase women’s representation within the tech and financial sector. Emily dedicates her time outside of client work on driving the diversity and inclusion agenda through leading the team’s recruitment process, broadening out the pipeline of candidates the team has been able to attract by ensuring the team is enrolled in multiple schemes to encourage applications from diverse backgrounds (including school leavers). Her efforts have helped the team achieve an equal split of males and females within their graduate intake and create a more diverse team across the board. Furthermore, Emily set up the first Women in DIA committee for her team where she has run networking and sharing sessions, including several Women in DIA events which focussed on impression management, confidence and the overactive inner critic.

Emily’s impact in progressing the technology agenda at PwC is evident from her exemplary client work at a C-suite level and her continued leadership in building a diverse team, which has been recognised by her fast progression from a graduate to senior manager in 7 years is a clear example of a female senior leader who can be an inspiration to others.