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Young Businesswomen

WOMEN SOCIETIES ALLIANCE

The Full Story

“I had the initial idea of the Women Societies Alliance (“WSA”) when I was first exposed to the financial services industry and the inspiring senior women in finance during my first year at university.

Driven to pursue a career in this male-dominated industry, I sought out organisations and communities to help me build my network, skills and knowledge. I found the support I needed at the London School of Economics' Women in Business Society, where I had the most rewarding opportunities to serve in the committee as Head of Events and subsequently President. It was also during that time and through speaking with other female students at other universities that I became more aware of the gender gap in the industry. 

I have been very fortunate to find a supportive community at the London School of Economics. However, many of my friends faced challenges in finding a similar support network.

It occurred to me that if we could unite all the Women in Finance and Business societies, we would build a much stronger community. Thus, we have founded the WSA – aiming to create the largest network of female students and connecting them with female professionals in the industry.”

— Kyra, Founder

About Us: About

OUR PURPOSE

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GENDER EQUALITY

We aim to champion gender equality within the finance corporate environment through building a community for all female students across the UK and female professionals at our sponsor firms.

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INDEPENDENCE & EXTENSIVE SCALE

We are unique in our independence from any university association and extensive scale of accessibility to an incredibly wide pool of talented female students with a keen interest in finance.

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DIVERSE INITIATIVES

Our diverse and robust range of initiatives equip young women with the resources and opportunities to build their knowledge, skills and network in the financial industry.

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STRONG FOUNDING TEAM

We are a young and fast-growing organisation whose founding team consists of extremely passionate and committed individuals who bring together a variety of skills and experiences. We are also honoured to have a dedicated board of Senior Advisors providing us with valuable guidance and advice in our journey.

About Us: Services

THE TEAM

CEO, COO and Directors of WSA

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HALICE CHUNG

Co-CEO and Director of WSA

Experiences: Internal Vice President and Head of Finance in UK Joint University Careers Society

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JENA CURTIS

Co-CEO and Director of WSA

Experiences: Secretary and Social Media Manager of Oxford University Karate Club

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CARA MAYNARD CONNOR 

Co-COO of WSA

Experience: Project Coordinator for Stockton Drilling's Specialist Projects

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HASTI BADAMCHI

Co-COO of WSA

Experience: BSc Management at the University of Nottingham 

Operations Team

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PRIYAL BABARIYA

Legal and Operations Officer 

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CLARICE LIM LI

Legal and Operations Officer 

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ZARA AZIZ KHATRI

Finance and Operations Officer

Experience: Business Analyst at Poplify (Digital Agency)

JINGJING LU

Finance Officer

Experience: BSc Economics at KCL

KHINE YA THAW

Finance Officer

Experience: Treasurer of University of Manchester's Management Society 

Marketing Team

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​TANISHKA SETHI

Head of Marketing

Experience: BA International Development at King’s College London, Spring Intern at Goldman Sachs & UBS

AMELIA HANCOCK

Marketing Officer

Experiences: BSc Economic History at LSE

SAMIN CHOWDHURY

Marketing Officer

Experiences: BSc Economics at the University of Warwick

QISTINA SUKRI

Marketing Officer

Experiences: Researcher for Cita Nita Project, Malaysia and Founder of Paws of KMB

External Partnerships: Societies Team

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SIMRAN KUMARI

Website Officer

Experience: BSc Economics at the University of Warwick, Spring Intern at Fidelity 

External Partnerships: Societies Outreach Team

INÊS VINHA VIEIRA

Head of Societies Outreach

Experiences: BSc Economics at the University of Warwick

AMBER LIM

Societies Outreach Officer

Experiences: BSc Management at the University of Warwick

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IMANE BELRHITI

Societies Outreach Officer

Experiences: Politics and Economics at LSE

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ISHA GALA

Societies Outreach Officer

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JACKIE WALKER 

Societies Outreach Officer

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MARYAM DORETTE MFOR MPECASSAH

Societies Outreach Officer

Experiences: Co-president of the City Univeristy Women Finance Society

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NANAKI SINGH

Societies Outreach Officer

Experiences: BASc Economics and Global Sustainable Development

DIA DEEPAK 

Societies Outreach Officer

Experiences: BSc Anthropology at LSE

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AETHER LI

Societies Outreach Officer

Experiences: BA Politics and International Relations at SOAS, University of London

External Partnerships: Firms Team

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ANAGHA PATIL

Head of Firms

Experience: Credit Suisse Steps to Success Scholar

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TAN JIA REN

Firms Officer

VARSHINI PRABAGARAN

Firms Officer

Experience: BSc Accounting and Finance at the University of Warwick

WSA and External Partnerships: Organisations Team

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JODI POH

Head of Organisations Outreach and WSA Alumni 

Experience: BSc (Hons) Economics at the University of Warwick

SHEANN LIM

Organisations Outreach and WSA Alumni Officer 

Experience: BSc Economics at UCL

CAROLINE TESIMAN

Organisations Outreach and WSA Alumni Officer 

Experience: BSc Management Science at UCL

Online Learning Hub (OLH) Team

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 ANGELINE SUE YIN TAN

 Co-Head of Online Learning Hub 

Experience: BSc Economics at LSE

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CRYSTAL HARDY

Online Learning Hub Officer

Experience: BSc Economics at LSE

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EMMA BELSHAW

Online Learning Hub Officer

Experience: BSc Natural Sciences, UCL

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OLIWIA PIECUCH

Online Learning Hub Officer

SOPHIA AHMED

Online Learning Hub Officer

SANUJI KODITUWAKKU

Online Learning Hub Officer

Mentorship Team

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DOMINIQUE TRINIDAD

Head of Mentorship

Experience: President of College Admissions Mentors for Peers in the Philippines

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LILI JING

Mentorship Officer

Experience: BSc Economics at LSE

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HAMNA ALI

Mentorship Officer

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ALINA VEDINA

Mentorship Officer

Newsletter Team

ANUSHA KULKARNI

Head of Newsletter

Experiences: BSc Finance, Accounting and Management

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JENI MEI

Newsletter Officer

Experiences: Sponsorship Executive in UCL Data Science Society

KAVINAA KURUNANITHY

Newsletter Officer

ELLIE ROBINSON

Newsletter Officer

About Us: Team
About Us: Board Of Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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KYRA CHENG JIAYING
Founder and Director of WSA
Co-CEO (Jan 2020 - Mar 2022)
Investment Banking Analyst at Morgan Stanley

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KIM CELINE RIETHMÜLLER
Director of WSA
Co-CEO (Feb 2020 - Mar 2022)
Associate at AlpInvest Partners - The Carlyle Group

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ANIKA MENON
Director of WSA (Mar 2022 - Aug 2023)
CEO & COO of WSA (Mar 2022 - Jan 2023)
Experience: Project Manager for Oxford University Pro Bono Working Group

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HALICE CHUNG
Co-CEO and Director of WSA 
Marketing Head (Jun 2022 - Jan 2023)

Experiences: Internal Vice President and Head of Finance in UK Joint University Careers Society

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JENA CURTIS
Co-CEO and Director of WSA
Marketing (Jul 2022 - Jan 2023)
Experiences: Secretary and Social Media Manager of Oxford University Karate Club

About Us: Advisors

NETWORK OF SENIOR ADVISORS

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EMILIE WEST

Emilie is a Coach and Branding Consultant empowering individuals and businesses to achieve their goals through developing authentic brands. Prior to setting up her own consultancy Emilie spent 14 years in Investment Banking holding several senior roles including Head of Leadership for RBS Corporate and Institutional Banking where she transformed leadership and wellbeing for 1000+ staff.  Emilie has a degree in Economics from Warwick University and a degree in Nutritional Therapy from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition.

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DEBORAH GILSHAN

Deborah provides strategic advice to institutional investors on investment stewardship and the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. She is an Ambassador for the 30% Club, the global market initiative to improve diversity, having been instrumental in leading the work of the 30% Club’s UK Investor Group. In October 2011, Deborah founded The 100% Club, a multi-sector alliance dedicated to the advancement of women. Deborah chairs the International Corporate Governance Network’s Ethics & Systemic Risk Committee, is a Fellow of ICSA: The Governance Institute and holds the CFA’s Investment Management Certificate. Deborah has been recognised for her work on empowering the female talent pipeline and promoting gender diversity.

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TERRI LOSKA

Terri is a Managing Director at one of London’s leading recruitment consultancies where she leads the team that is solely dedicated to helping students to take their first crucial steps into the world of work. While assisting graduates to understand and achieve their full potential, right now and for the long term, Terri also consults with Dartmouth’s wider client base. Through partnering with the world’s business elite, Terri is able to impact global talent strategies in order to promote the creation of a more diverse workforce. Terri graduated from The Queen’s College, Oxford University with a 2.1 degree in Literae Humaniores.

2023/24 ROADMAP

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2022/23 Roadmap
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