Iona Wright

Iona Wright | Lloyds Banking Group

Iona Wright

When I left school I studied graphic design at Edinburgh College for 3 years and was introduced to web development, which sparked my interest in building websites.

When I finished college I worked in a web design company that created WordPress websites for local businesses around Edinburgh. In this role, my main task was to help clients with their websites and had small dealings with building the website.

In 2015, aged 22, I started my career within Lloyds Banking group. I heard many good things about working for the company and was given a role in pension administrations, it might not have been in websites, but I was freelancing at the time, building WordPress websites for family/friends businesses. When Lloyds started to digitally transform their online presence for Scottish Widows pensions, I found out that the business had inhouse graphic designers and web development. My career goals was to move into this area within Lloyds as I had business knowledge but just needed the qualifications. Lloyds then offered colleagues a 16 week intense bootcamp called CodeClan. I was success in the interviewing process and started my career transformation into software development. The hands on, interactive course helped me to achieve skills into software.

After the 16 bootcamp I returned to Lloyds Banking Group as a junior software engineer, getting involved in building the application that I was using as a pension administrator.

Lloyds then approached me with the opportunity to attend university to complete a degree in Software Development for Business, this is funded by Skills Development Scotland to gain a professional qualification and provided a work-based learning system.

I am currently going into 4th year of the university degree and even though I am only 3 years into software engineering, I have been promoted from my junior role.


Tanya Batra

Tanya Batra | Lloyds Banking Group

Tanya Batra

I am a Lloyds Banking Group(LBG) Technical Lead and Specialist Subject Matter Expert (SME) for critical payment applications.

I currently lead two geographically distributed teams to design and deliver payment applications focussed on customer journeys to make & receive payments using a variety of different payment channels, e.g, digital, telephony, cheques.

I started my career as a software engineer working for Persistent Systems in India after having completed my Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering. I relocated to the UK after my marriage and have been working within Lloyds Banking Group for the last 6 years. During that period, I have witnessed both the technology and the payments industry change substantially and I have helped LBG “Build the Bank of the Future" by making the bank's most critical payments applications more resilient and responsive to these changes.

I have always been a technology enthusiast but I like to keep the focus on using technology to solve the problems at hand instead of getting too invested in the use of the latest technology as a key problem statement in itself. I am very much aligned with LBG Keeping It Simple Group Behaviour.

Technology has progressed by leaps and bounds and yet the power of human ideas still amazes me the most. I endorse automating repeatable and time consuming processes using software solutions to free up my team members' diaries and allow them to challenge themselves more by focussing on solving bigger problems creatively and improving the customer experience. The prospect of learning something new everyday and sharing that with my peers excites me the most. I know we are doing something good when I see a sense of pride and purpose in my team members as well.

Being an Indian woman who is now settled in the UK , it has been an amazing journey which would not have been possible without the love and support of my family ,friends and colleagues in India and the UK. I am constantly looking for ways to give back the same love to the society and to put my background in technology to good use for the same.


Lauren Wright

Lauren Wright | Lloyds Banking Group

Lauren Wright

I am currently lucky enough to lead the ‘Data, Advanced Analytics and Insights’ team; a team entrusted with helping improve business performance through data led decisions within Lloyds Banking Group.

In this role I get to actively encourage my team to positively disrupt, continually rediscover, innovate, and evolve the art of the possible through their skills and capabilities. We champion, actively experiment and trial new ideas and technologies & develop end to end products which bring value to our colleagues. I’m fortunate enough to have a role where I can use my passion for exploring new technologies and ideas, and bring people on these, sometimes complex, journeys with me. My path to where I am now has been relatively winding, I didn’t envisage I’d end up in the job I am, working at a bank creating data products, in fact, for the longest time I didn’t think of myself as a data or tech person at all despite working for years in engineering and data roles. Truly at school, I didn’t have a clue what I wanted to do, I just knew as a bit of a rebel (then and now) I didn’t want to close myself off to anything, so I picked a variety of STEM and Creative subjects.

I went to an all-girls school, so it never occurred to me when I picked my degree or embarked on my career firstly in Nuclear Engineering and more recently in the Banking Sector as part of LBG, that I’d end up often being a lone female. At times it did feel pretty lonely but I’m in the fortunate position now where I’ve found my passion and my niche surrounded by people that share my enthusiasm for data, being creative and maybe sometimes a bit disruptive...


Jo Mahadevan

Jo Mahadevan | Lloyds Banking Group

Jo Mahadevan

I started as an analyst programmer in the early 2000s. Growing up, I always envisioned a STEM related career for me. So choosing an IT related job was not a surprise, although, my dream was to be a digital electronic chip designer!

My first job was working in a customer support tech team and fixing live issues.The role was very thrilling as I had to speak to customers, engage with them positively and get them to give me more detail on the issues they had encountered with our product. The organisation that I worked for built an Enterprise Resource Planning product. Most of the issues encountered were around the data flow and my work involved analysing the sql databases , understanding the data flow and optimising the tables for improving the performance of our services. This job probably was the root cause for me to then venture into technical testing roles in the future as it also gave me an opportunity to understand the end to end journey of a product, what customers really wanted and how to use the technology and processes in a right way to support the business better.

Since then I've worked in few other agile organisations and my specialisation has been around technical testing, devOps, agile development and transformational leadership. I worked for a government organisation before joining the bank and there I learnt a lot about leadership, putting the citizens first and how, what we do, has impact on our community. It helped me build my emotional intelligence and in a way prepared me for my current role at the bank.

My current role at the bank is very rewarding and challenging. As a QE chapter lead, I'm responsible for helping my team, my lab and the value stream I work for, to adapt and transition into new ways of working. The focus for me is mainly quality engineering but I engage with various other leaders and engineers across the organisation to understand the current AS-IS scenario, communicate my To-Be vision and then creating a path from the AS-IS to To-BE. In my current role I find myself enabling and champion change through inspiration, implementing change in tandem with the organisation’s direction, whilst simultaneously keeping the morale, motivation and performance of the team high. All the skills I have gained so far in my career like around technology, process and people management is now helping me understand and appreciate my organisation's transformation journey and also to do my role effectively as a transformation lead in quality engineering.

My favourite language is python and I really like to discuss about agile ways of working, devOps practices and cloud programming.


Alice Genevois

Alice Genevois | Lloyds Banking Group

Alice Genevois

I started my career as a Management consultant working in data.

I delivered a range of analytical projects for multiple large financial and insurance companies including digital insights, revenue optimisation, online servicing functionalities review and channel distribution improvements. I also drew strategic insight for those companies, focusing on marketing efficiency, acquisition performance and digital processes.

After a few years working as a consultant, I decided I wanted to be able to influence strategic decisions from the inside! I became a senior analyst, then a senior analytics manager at BT. There, my work was focused on analytics and change management. I designed and led a new measurement framework programme: testing control governance, fallow cell creation, trading shift to audience level, direct/linear reporting of campaigns, creation of BTL insight tools. I helped marketing to self-serve data, understand their campaigns & product performance and plan more accurately. Although leading the work I remained close to the coding in SQL and R.

I now work at Lloyds, having found a great opportunity a year ago to join the Chief Data Office Data Science team as a Team Product Owner.

I have led multiple successful projects for different parts of the organisation. Current use case aims to provide not only model output but also introduce new way of working for Marketing and Insurance & Wealth, leading a squad of 10 data scientists and engineers, acting as a project lead, scrum master and motivator! Additionally to my day to day role I am also leading strategic and problem-solving work on data science projects lifecycle concepts and deliverables, to improve efficiency of the team and reduce risk. New programme now in place for all 18 data science projects will deliver a faster route to value with reduced documentation required.


Miranda Howe

Miranda Howe | Lloyds Banking Group

Miranda Howe

I have always had an interest in technology, starting at school where I was Technical Support Officer.

Leading a team of six, I was responsible for the lighting, microphone and visual displays in the school hall, for assemblies, school productions and external visitors. I was always the person called upon to help the teacher when something wasn't working and I decided to continue this interest by studying Computer Science at University.

I always found the most interesting parts of my degree to be the overlap between technology and other disciplines, taking every opportunity to study units from other areas, such as Geographical Information Systems and Cyberlaw.

After graduating I worked at the National Crime Agency within the National Cyber Crime Unit, as an Intelligence Officer. Obviously I’m limited in what I can say about the role but essentially we were trying to identify real people from their online personas. I found this to be a fascinating insight into technology from a law enforcement perspective and the challenges that came with trying to upskill police officers in cyber security.

My time at PwC within the data and analytics team enabled me to work on lots of different projects within technology, helping clients identify and solve issues, and make the most of the data that they held. I was the only woman in the data team for the majority of the time, and made a particular commitment to attend recruitment events or assist female applicants through the application process.
I followed this up with a role at Cookpad, a fast-paced company looking to change the way the world eats and with a mission to make everyday cooking fun. Here I was informing product owners and senior stakeholders all over the business to help guide the future of the business and improve the functionality for users.

I’ve now been at Lloyds Banking Group for around 18 months and found it to be a completely different environment again, and thankfuly I work with far more women in technology and data than I have done at any previous point in my career. As the largest online bank in the UK there is a wealth of data to explore and improve processes and discover insights geared towards Helping Britain Prosper. I have helped set up the Bristol branch of our Women in Tech network and continue to love inspiring other women to work in technology.


FutureDotNow Digital Skills Week

Join FutureDotNow for their inaugural #DigitalSkillsWeek

FutureDotNow Digital Skills Week

Join FutureDotNow as they launch the inaugural Digital Skills Week (18th - 22nd May).

The week will consist of interactive and informative events hosted in partnership with thought leaders, influencers and industry. Join FutureDotNow on 18th May to help drive the digital skills agenda for employees and organisations as we create a UK ready for its digital future.

Powered by Lloyds Banking Group and Digital Leaders, the week will consist of a series of interactive virtual meetings. The virtual kick-off event will be on Monday, the 18th May at 10am with a session hosted by our Chair Sir Peter Estlin. In this session we will also have some exciting VIP guests reflecting on the period since our launch and doing some future gazing into a post Covid-19 world.

Find out more about the events below and more about Digital Skills Week here.


18/05/2020: FutureDotNow’s bi-annual coalition event & Digital Skills Week kick off

Join some of FutureDotNow’s key stakeholders for an update on the coalition’s first six months.

Hear from a panel of experts on the impact of COVID-19 on the UK’s digital skills, and what this could mean for FutureDotNow.

FutureDotNow’s Digital Skills Week is powered by Digital Leaders and Lloyds Banking Group. Featuring a series of interactive discussions it will cover the digital skills landscape with talks including motivation, employer skills and digital skills toolkits.

19/05/2020: FutureDotNow's Digital Skills Week: Bridging the digital motive gap

Hear from Oliver Wyman on how to ‘light a fire’ and supercharge your digital skills initiatives.

Join Oliver Wyman in reflecting on their recent research on the digital motives gap.

Hear from a large organisation on their initial takeaways from the research and how it will be used to shape their thinking.

Partake in an open discussion around the key findings and recommendations, with opportunity to raise questions to the research team.

19/05/2020: FutureDotNow's Digital Skills Week: Building a toolkit for the digital skills landscape

FutureDotNow is delighted to invite you to our series of events – and to this one, brought to you in partnership with the Tech Talent Charter

Join us for a discussion on creating a digital skills toolkit for the UK. This will be an interactive event where coalition members will the need to curate the digital skills landscape

Hear from Debbie Forster MBE, CEO of the Tech Talent Charter on their approach to launching an Inclusion and Diversity open playbook and what this might mean for digital skills

20/05/2020: FutureDotNow's Digital Skills Week: Equipping your workforce for a digital future

FutureDotNow is delighted to invite you to our series of events – and to this one, brought to you in partnership with Asda.

In this session you will:

  • Find out how we are engaging with industry to address the digital capability of their workforces, with a viewpoint from Asda on their journey as one of the largest retail organisations in the UK
  • Find out how we are tackling digital skills in the workforce through engaging with UK employers
  • Learn more about our approach and why we are focussing on the Essential Digital Skills

21/05/2020: FutureDotNow's Digital Skills Week: What is your workforce saying about digital?

FutureDotNow is delighted to invite you to our series of events – and to this one, brought to you in partnership with Lloyds Banking Group.

Using data from the 2020 Lloyds Bank Consumer Digital Index and insights from a panel of employees, gain a better understanding of digital skills from the perspective of the workforce.

Join FutureDotNow in reflecting upon Lloyd’s Banks Consumer Digital Index and the digital skills landscape in the UK.

Hear a range of employees perspective and get an insight into digital skills initiatives from the viewpoint of the workforce.

22/05/2020: FutureDotNow's Digital Skills Week: Looking to the future

Insights and reflections from FutureDotNow’s Digital Skills Week on the future digital skills landscape.

Hear from FutureDotNow’s CEO Liz Williams on the key insights and takeaways from Digital Skills week.

Join a discussion on the future priorities and what this might mean for our work together through FutureDotNow.

 

 


Inspirational Woman: Kate Bohn | Group Transformation Innovation & Strategy, Lloyds Banking Group

Kate Bohn A finalist for the Women in Finance ‘Advocate of the Year’ 2019, as well as being listed in the 2018 Women in Fintech Powerlist, Kate has 20 years of Financial Services experience and is passionate about driving diversity and inclusion – she even has an Instagram account dedicated to this space (kate_bohn).

Having had a 10-year career in the Arts prior to her current path, she brings additional colour and perspective to everything she does.

Tell us a bit about yourself, background and your current role

I have worked across multiple industries (Arts, Academia, Financial Services), as well as a range of roles and areas while in Financial Services (Markets, Finance, Strategy, Technology, Operations, Strategy, Innovation), and consider myself incredibly fortunate to have had some seriously amazing female role models along the way. Watching others succeed despite and IN-spite of their personal circumstances or internally and externally imposed limits, has gifted me the potential to live in a way that supports my appetite to respond to challenges and opportunities with “Yes, if….”, rather than “Yes, but….”.

These role models also ensured my DNA was imprinted with the desire to lift women up at every opportunity: from hiring in support of gender diversity or mentoring junior colleagues, to speaking at and creating events for school children around non-traditional career paths (STEAM), as well as celebrating each new female CEO/CFO/COO that gets announced in corporate life and makes it a little more possible for those coming in their wake. I also speak at events on the need for cultural change...

My current role sees me working with Universities, tech giants and external fintech accelerators (Accenture, Rainmaking, etc) as part of the Innovation & Strategy team within Group Transformation at Lloyds Banking Group: recently tagged as the ‘250-year old start up’ at a London summit event. My work feeds into the larger aim of ensuring that the “Bank of the Future” landscape includes LBG over the NEXT 250 years. The broad ranging and boundless opportunities for discussion and creation to be had in this space are an enormous privilege to experience and I aim to bring a little magic to the journey along the way.

My voracious appetite for imagery and visual design has lead me to set up an Instagram feed supporting my passions around tech, gender-/ thought-diversity and knowledge sharing – I have a small but fabulous band of like-minded souls in the mix so far, despite commentary advising that Twitter should rightly be the home of any such focus. Anyone who is curious to see what we get up to can join in the IG conversations via: Kate_Bohn.

Did you ever sit down and plan your career?

Yes, but no….. I knew I wanted to make a difference in the fact that a role was being undertaken by ME, rather than just being carried out. That’s probably why I have experienced different roles and different industries – and yet a common theme for everything has been to remain creative, enable a spirit of joy, support simplification and understanding, ask the questions no one else wants to… The desire to deliver simplification and understanding makes for some fabulous ‘Gordian knots’ to unravel along the way, and I consider myself all the richer for it.  Those moments of pressure are the ones in which we hone and grow our unique resilience and skillset.

Have you faced any career challenges along the way and how did you overcome these?

I am a perfectly imperfect human being – this brings self-doubt, a need for perfectionism (in myself!) and a strong element of ‘try harder.’ These characteristics can prove fantastic drivers for experiencing success, but can also create the most extraordinary distraction at the same time. I am still learning to get out of my own way some times, as well as recognising trigger scenarios well before I’m knee-deep in a space that I had no intention of visiting.

Being comfortable with the idea that I cannot know everything in the first instance, that experience is gained in the ‘doing’ or ‘being’ and exchange of insights across a wealth of topics, has allowed me to really get under the skin of some interesting challenges that I would have otherwise shied away from. I have no shame in actively approaching topics with a strong ‘beginners mind-set’. The opportunities this offers for me to grow and learn are always worth it in the end.

I also credit an insatiable personal curiosity and desire to participate with value – including the constant repetition of ‘how?’ and ‘why?” - as being some of the most powerful tools in my arsenal.

What have been your biggest career achievements to date?

Co-founding a joint venture company across 4 investment banks to create an Industry Utility leveraging a start-up firm at its core. This sought to disrupt the alpha-capture market to the benefit of both authors and recipients, as well as highlight how the sharing of collective pain points can deliver truly transformational and longstanding solutions.

More recently, being able to deliver real gender parity into LBG Commercial Bank Markets talent pipeline within an accelerated (12-week) timeframe – it’s all about being focused on the goal and looking to demonstrate the value in doing things ‘another way’. As Anne Boden herself has mentioned in her drive to create Starling Bank, sometimes it’s just a case of “just get on with it”!

What one thing do you believe has been a major factor in you achieving success?

I’ve said it before, and will say it again: Authenticity without ego: there’s enough space in the room for everyone.

What top tips would you give to an individual who is trying to excel in their career in technology?

Step in, and ask questions. You don’t have to speak binary to get involved, and understand that your life experiences and insights will add inevitable value to the whole. There are so many roles available to people in the technology world – from sales to relationship management, to development and coding or project / platform management. And leverage your network…speak to people. Most of us don’t bite!

Do you believe there are still barriers for success for women working in tech, if so, how can these barriers be overcome?

PWC released a report in 2017 that remains shocking in terms of the statistics it reflected: 78% of students couldn’t name a famous female working in tech, and only 3% of females saw the technology sector as a first choice career path. While (hopefully) these numbers will have improved, with the lifestyles we lead being increasingly impacted by technology, it is absurd to me that these products and services are NOT being developed or delivered by the ultimate end users.

I believe that we need to actively demonstrate that a career in Tech can be both creative (understanding behaviours and motivations through the course of human centred design for problem solving) as well as creating a positive difference in our world (from healthcare, to social and environmental impacts).

We also need to showcase a range of role models across the technology landscape so that potential talent pipeline can move away from any outdated stereotype that they may associate with our industry.

What do you think companies can do to support and progress the careers of women working in technology?

I would like to mandate equal pay for equal work, and make it wholly comfortable for a man to duck out of a board meeting early to collect his children or be the equally likely point of contact, irrespective of the relationship dynamic at home.

I would also like to see equal maternity/paternity leave policies, such that the potential for unconscious bias in hiring or promotion decisions is negated.

Hiring and maintaining a female workforce really isn’t that hard. I would ask everyone to:

  • Cast the net a little wider in candidate searches
  • If a shortlisted woman isn’t the best candidate for the role this time, give them targeted training and mentoring so they are better placed next time.
  • Make more effort to understand the impact of hormones on the older female workforce (or those experiencing an early menopause).

There is currently only 17% of women working in tech, if you could wave a magic wand, what is the one thing you would do to accelerate the pace of change for women in the industry?

BE BOLD – and back women! It’s really not rocket science, and can be activated in a myriad of ways:

  • Improve and grow the incoming talent pipeline through education partnering at school and university level – bring girls in to see what it’s all about, break the stereotypes and show a breadth of available roles.
  • Ensure your apprenticeship/graduate programmes don’t have bias built into the selection process… If more females apply, but more males are in the final cohort, ask yourself ‘why?’
  • Complete an audit of your current gender diversity levels and make a roadmap against those areas that could be improved.
  • Create a range of diverse and visible female role models – not just helicoptering in senior women in from outside to create a senior management metric. The existing talent might end up believing that the only way to progress is to leave.
  • Be transparent with pay parity levels and use job description language that doesn’t alienate potential female candidates.
  • Don’t JUST focus on the ‘new’ – there is a wealth of more mature female candidates out there that can offer years of valuable experience in another role or sector, and can bring well-developed skills and attributes with them.

What resources do you recommend for women working in tech?

WebSummmit: held annually towards the end of the year in Lisbon, is a fabulous resource for access to emerging technology, trends and potential impacts across a range of Industries all in one location. Where would we be with mobile banking, if not for the invention of the mobile telephone?

Audio Books: the perfect solution to ‘dead time’ while commuting or driving in the car. Recent books on my headphones have been:

  • Perform Under Pressure, Dr Ceri Evans
  • Conscious Business, Fred Kofman
  • Radical Candor, Kim Scott
  • Girl Wash your face, Rachel Hollis

Pod Casts: bitsize chunks for short trips and rapid inspiration

  • Women Tech Charge, Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon
  • Eat Sleep Work Repeat, Brice Daisley

Websites/events:

What is your next challenge and what are you hoping to achieve in the future?

Through the work I do engaging with start-ups and scales-ups against known and near/distant future commercial challenges for LBG, I am continuing to challenge the status quo: to ask people to see beyond the obvious or comfortable in how we support people in living their best lives – whether they are creators, users, clients, fintechs, tech giants or Financial Services partners.

Ultimately, I would like to see problem solving leverage the extensive diversity of THOUGHT that is available via our collective walks of life – from all levels of education, ability, gender, sexuality, religion, behaviour, thinking, industries, disciplines, etc – and for the power of a shared understanding and awareness to be standardly embraced as something that can deliver significantly more meaningful, inclusive and resilient outcomes

With this in mind, I intend to Stay Curious and keep putting one foot in front of the other in deliverance of our collective Relentless Forward Progress.


Rachel Vann

Rachel Vann | Lloyds Banking Group

Rachel Vann

Rachel Vann is passionate about changing lives through technology.

She is a Child of Deaf Adults (CODA) and can communicate using British Sign Language. Rachel has experienced the prejudices and barriers that differences present in everyday life. This drives her desire to live in an inclusive and supportive world that enables others through technology. Rachel currently works for Lloyds Banking Group within the Responsible Business, Sustainability & Inclusion function.

Rachel started her banking career in the 1990s working in a branch where she wanted to use her British Sign Language skills to enable others and provide independence to her customers but wasn’t sure how to make this happen. Rachel is a qualified marketer who has worked for two banks, working in customer facing advisor roles, and management roles across a range of divisions including Digital Inclusion, Transformation and Responsible Business. Rachel has worked internationally, and appreciates the differences in cultures and working ethics. Whilst in the Middle East and Germany, Rachel continued to gain further Chartered Institute of Marketing qualifications in online and mobile marketing and became a qualified APMP Project Manager. Rachel was keen to pursue a career where digital and technology could provide inclusion for others.

In 2015, whilst Rachel was leading an award winning change to optimise the key mobile product journeys for Lloyds Banking Group the FCA issued an occasional paper on vulnerability. It was at the same time Rachel was offered a role within the Digital Inclusion Team within Transformation. It was here where Rachel’s passion for delivering Digital Inclusion through technology was ignited. Rachel with her desire, interests and experience in technology has driven award winning and market leading change using technology across industries both here in the UK and globally. She also continues to raise the importance of human centred design when developing products and services for the needs of everyone. In Rachel’s current role she is considering the impacts of artificial intelligence and ethical and responsible decision making across industries.

Rachel is keen to drive a diverse and inclusive workforce across technology roles to mitigate the impacts of unconscious bias and bias data that could affect the already vulnerable people in society.


Poojya Manjunath

Poojya Manjunath | Lloyds Banking Group

Poojya Manjunath joined Lloyds Banking Group in 2010 as Business Operations Manager to the Retail Chief Technology Office, managing IT operations of the HBOS and Lloyds TSB retail bank integration.

Poojya then took on roles of Communications Manager for Group Technology and Technical Project Manager.

In 2013, Poojya became Executive Assistant to the Group's Digital Transformation Director. Poojya helped design the Group Customer Journey Transformation Programme, radically transforming customer and colleague experiences through re-defined policies, operating model, IT architecture/engineering and culture. It is on the success of this Transformation Programme that the Group’s current strategy is delivering.

As Senior Digital Innovation Product Manager, Poojya was responsible for concept development and technical prototyping to serve the needs of Lloyds Banking Group's 30 million customers.

Currently, Poojya is Product Innovation Lead delivering rapid experimentation and innovation for the Mortgages product to transform how Lloyds Banking Group – the UK’s number one and largest mortgage lender – helps customers on their home-buying journey.

Poojya’s future plans are to continue creating customer, colleague and technology centric propositions through innovation. Poojya’s vision is to transform the Group’s digital technology and data into a world class capability, grow its 14 million online user-base and transform the way Britain banks.

In 2017, Poojya was finalist for Asian Businesswoman of the Year for her contribution and achievements within Lloyds Banking Group. The first person from the organisation to ever be shortlisted for these Awards, Poojya is a Women of the Future Ambassador driving forward the UK’s female talent and STEM agenda.

Poojya features in Lloyds Banking Group's BAME Inspire List as a top talent colleague perceived to be an inspirational senior leader and role model.

Poojya holds a BSc (Hons) in Medical Sciences from the University of Leeds and is a fully qualified Associate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.