Healy Hunt and WIBF
Healy Hunt was one of the first specialist search consultancies to partner with Women in Banking and Finance [WIBF]. It is a partnership that guides, motivates and inspires us as we support our clients’ diversity initiatives. WIBF has become ever more influential. It now has 79 corporate partners and more than 1,400 individual members, 140 volunteers and 41k social media followers. We were absolutely delighted to co-host an event alongside WIBF, during which Nicky King and Gwen Faure talked about WIBF’s mission, membership benefits and mentoring programme. We were privileged to share the room with some of the incredibly talented people in our industry who all kindly gave up their time to join us. The enthusiasm and energy in the room exceeded all our expectations, and we are pleased to hear that many of our guests have already signed up for the mentoring programme.
“Our ambition is to improve the competitiveness and productivity of financial services, drive change and tackle inequality and the UK’s largest national gender and inclusion network.”
Healy Hunt’s aim is to provide our clients and partners with diverse talent and to create more opportunities for underrepresented groups within the Financial Services sector. This was a huge milestone for us, and we are proud to be a part of the change, connecting some of the brilliant individuals in our network with a fantastic organisation. Diversity is at the forefront of our processes and is an integral part of what we do, so we are always looking for new ways we can support our clients, candidates and partners like WIBF.
WIBF spoke in depth about their mentoring programme and whilst the benefits of being a mentee are clear, the benefits of being a mentor can also be just as rewarding. Our MD, Mark Johns, has recently signed up to become a mentor (believe it or not). He was matched to an aspiring member of a Big 4 Financial Services Consulting practice.
“I’ve been surprised by the positive impact it has had on me and, hopefully, my mentee. Once I’d overcome the fear of “what could anybody possibly learn from me?” it became a hugely fulfilling experience. I hope the relationship will last far longer than the term of the programme. I would encourage anyone considering a mentor position to sign up.”
Mark Johns, MD Healy Hunt
You can find more details here if you would like to get involved in the WIBF mentoring scheme.
And finally, we would like to thank WIBF and all of our guests for taking the time to join us last week, and we look forward to seeing you at the next one!