International Women’s Day 2022: Break the Bias

  • 8 March 2022
  • CPD Event
Event Details

To coincide with International Women’s Day 2022, the Institute will be hosting a live panel discussion based on this year’s theme ‘Break the Bias’.

Join us on Tuesday 8th March for an engaging conversation, which will feature a range of voices from key figures within the banking sector who are challenging discriminatory, gender biased systems and championing for collective change to empower the voices of women globally.

More about International Women’s Day:
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women's achievements or rally for women's equality. 


Joanne Murphy, MBA, MCIBS, Assoc CIPD

Joanne Murphy, MBA, MCIBS, Assoc CIPD

Chartered Banker Institute | Chief Operating Officer


Joanne Murphy is the Institute's Chief Operating Officer delivering the Institute’s business wide digital transformation strategy and leading the strategic and annual business planning process.  Joanne’s remit includes driving our professional inclusion agenda and she has executive responsibility across a variety of business function including; Membership, Business Support, Finance, People, Innovation and Marketing.

In November 2014, following a period of significant growth at the Institute, Joanne became our first Operations Director and also the first female member of the leadership team, she led the organisational restructure which established the Operations function. With colleagues, Joanne ensures the needs of our members, clients and educational partners are identified and supported effectively by the Institute's resources.

Joanne joined the Institute to support the establishment of the Chartered Banker Professional Standards Board (CB:PSB). Joanne led the professional standards implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and devised the supporting operational infrastructure. Joanne oversaw the implementation of the CB:PSB Foundation Standard for Professional Bankers and its subsequent adoption by over 185,000 bankers globally.

Joanne has over 25 years' experience in financial services, working in a variety of roles in business and retail banking with RBS from 2002, and prior to that with GE Capital. Joanne’s career began working in marketing and research at Scottish Television in London. Joanne is a qualified learning professional with expertise in six sigma methodology, in consulting and project capacity her activities include outsourcing, international relocation and process improvement.

Joanne, is a member of both the Institute and of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and holds an MBA in Banking and Finance. 


David Nikolich

David Nikolich

ABSTRACT | Managing Director

David is founder and Managing Director of the award winning learning and development company ABSTRACT. He has had extensive experience of both leading and working with major businesses, ensuring that they have the right people, exuding the right behaviours and within the right environment, for the benefit of the organisation’s goals and objectives. David has developed a highly-regarded reputation that has delivered superior and sustainable results for many organisations over more than two decades. 

David is the creator of ABSTRACT's career management development programmes, ACCELERATE and AMBITION, that have so far helped thousands of women in the UK, Ireland and worldwide to develop and manage their careers, developing the growth of talented people in business to lift others as they climb. ACCELERATE won the Diversity Initiative of The Year at the Women in Finance Awards and David was Highly Commended in the IOD Director of the Year Awards in the category of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.
Tali Shlomo

Tali Shlomo

FCIPD | Diversity Inclusion and Wellbeing Leader

An internationally recognised Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) and Wellbeing specialist, achievements were recognised in the 2020 Insurance Business Global 100 influential people for creating inclusive workplace cultures. Winner of “Ambassador of the year’ 2020 Women in Finance Awards. Highly Commended for Diversity Champion of the Year 2020 - Financial Adviser Diversity in Finance Awards. Tali is an advisory board member for several diversity and inclusion organisations ranging from age diversity at BraveStart and mental health at InsideOut Form. A successful career coach supporting people to achieve personal breakthroughs working in partnership to unlock their potential and talent.
Liz Burton

Liz Burton

NatWest Group | Director of Diversity | Equity & Inclusion


Liz Burton recently joined NatWest from Morgan Stanley where she was Executive Director, responsible for Diversity and Inclusion across EMEA. Prior to this Liz worked at GSK, a British multinational pharmaceutical company for 20 years in various roles within HR, which included IT and Campus recruitment, HR Business Partner, and Global Employee Relations and D&I before assuming full responsibility for Global Inclusion and Diversity. 

Liz holds a degree in Management and Textiles from UMIST, a masters in Psychology at Work from Leicester University and is a graduate from NTL ODC Europe in Organisational Development.


Iwi Ugiagbe-Green

Iwi Ugiagbe-Green

Manchester Metropolitan University | Reader

Iwi has worked in higher education for over 20 years in wide range of professional services and academic roles. She is a Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and completed an Executive MBA in 2010.  She worked as a both a management and financial accountant for nearly a decade and wanted to be a Finance Director, before her heart took her into the brilliant world of accounting education.  She is currently a Reader in Accounting, Banking & Finance department and the department lead on Postgraduate Employability.  Her current research focuses on intersectionality issues impacting on the racialised experiences of students in the academy, with particular focus on student transition from higher education to the graduate labour market and closing degree awarding gaps.


Date & Schedule
Tuesday 8 March 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00PM UK GMT

To register, please click here.

If you experience any difficulties please email [email protected] 

CPD Requirement
Attending this event counts towards Chartered Banker Institute members’ annual CPD requirement (1 hour).