In this fireside chat, Augusta Sanfilippo talks to Vanessa Vallely OBE about her career story and what she has learned from breaking through the glass ceiling.

Is personal branding important? How do you improve your standing – and stand out from the crowd in your organisation? Should you pay-it-forward? Giving back through mentorships and learning with reverse mentoring… How do we develop and more importantly retain talent to nurture into the future – and what does that future look like? How do we achieve parity in the workplace with our male colleagues and why is it better with better inclusion?

About the speaker

Augusta SanfilippoAugusta Sanfilippo, Global Head of Markets Operations Technology, Barclays International

Augusta Sanfilippo has more than 25+ years of investment banking technology experience. She has worked in key financial institutions providing strategic leadership, creating strong partnerships and building innovative global technology solutions as part of large change programmes. Her efforts have led to significant savings and processing efficiencies for the Global Markets Operations division, automating front to back trading flows and breaking down silos across organizations.

Augusta is Global Head of Markets Operations Technology at Barclays International. She supports markets post trade processing across multiple asset classes and post trade functions including tax reporting and shared services functions. Her team has been recognized with the best risk system for implementing a strategic risk based exception management system streamlining critical exception processing for global markets operations. She also leads the buildout of the markets post trade operations front to back target state architecture initiative. Outside of her primary role, Augusta is the co-lead of Women in Technology (Americas), and D&I Committees, as well as a member of the Whippany site D&I Council. She is extremely passionate about diversity and supporting other women in their careers.