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Tenacity is my secret weapon: Sonia’s story

We believe every moment is an opportunity to be inclusive. We're celebrating some of the women who are making a…

We believe every moment is an opportunity to be inclusive. We're celebrating some of the women who are making a…

27 Feb 2020

Sink or swim: Kathleen’s story

Aged only 26, Kathleen was unexpectedly dropped into the role of team management but the skills she learnt then have…

Aged only 26, Kathleen was unexpectedly dropped into the role of team management but the skills she learnt then have…

14 Feb 2020

Life begins (again) at 40: Ramil’s story

Ramil has achieved a lot in the first half of his career and his future is wide open

Ramil has achieved a lot in the first half of his career and his future is wide open

11 Feb 2020

Balancing work and baby bedtimes: Simone’s story

We believe every moment is an opportunity to be inclusive. This International Women’s Day, we're celebrating some of the women…

We believe every moment is an opportunity to be inclusive. This International Women’s Day, we're celebrating some of the women…

10 Jan 2020

How being engaged can bring a sense of wellbeing: Dwight’s story

Getting involved in wellness and mentoring activities keeps Dwight feeling energised, inside and outside of work

Getting involved in wellness and mentoring activities keeps Dwight feeling energised, inside and outside of work

28 Nov 2019

Fighting entrenched bias: Marc’s story

Marc is taking action to fight outdated workplace attitudes

Marc is taking action to fight outdated workplace attitudes

18 Nov 2019

Paternity leave enabled me to care for my son: Chris’s story

Four months of paternity leave helped Chris immerse himself into fatherhood

Four months of paternity leave helped Chris immerse himself into fatherhood

18 Nov 2019

Awareness can make all the difference: Fred’s story

Fred and his colleagues started the ‘Pink Boys’ movement to raise awareness about breast cancer

Fred and his colleagues started the ‘Pink Boys’ movement to raise awareness about breast cancer

18 Nov 2019

Taking risks in order to grow: Ekram’s story

We believe every moment is an opportunity to be inclusive. This International Women’s Day, we're celebrating some of the women…

We believe every moment is an opportunity to be inclusive. This International Women’s Day, we're celebrating some of the women…

12 Nov 2019

Determining my future: Lucas’ story

Events in Lucas’ life have had a profound effect on who he is as a person

Events in Lucas’ life have had a profound effect on who he is as a person

16 Jul 2019

Going the extra mile: Jessie’s story

Jessie finds it hugely rewarding to engage with and motivate the people around her

Jessie finds it hugely rewarding to engage with and motivate the people around her

16 Jul 2019

My leadership purpose: Liliya’s story

We believe every moment is an opportunity to be inclusive. This International Women’s Day, we're celebrating some of the women…

We believe every moment is an opportunity to be inclusive. This International Women’s Day, we're celebrating some of the women…

16 Jul 2019

Charting new territories: Sebastian’s story

Working overseas provides unique development opportunities, but be sure of your objectives before you go

Working overseas provides unique development opportunities, but be sure of your objectives before you go

16 Jul 2019

Learning never gets old: Peggy’s story

Even after taking on 10 different roles across her 47 years with the Bank, Peggy still has the fire to…

Even after taking on 10 different roles across her 47 years with the Bank, Peggy still has the fire to…

16 Jul 2019

Making a difference: Cenk’s story

Cenk is proof that hard work, determination and a drive to do good can result in amazing opportunities

Cenk is proof that hard work, determination and a drive to do good can result in amazing opportunities

16 Jul 2019

The long run: Andrew’s story

Andrew shares how he continues to find joy at work, even after 45 years.

Andrew shares how he continues to find joy at work, even after 45 years.

16 Jul 2019

Benefitting from my multi-cultural upbringing: Betty’s story

Having grown up in a Chinese community in South Africa, Betty is using the cultural intelligence she developed as a…

Having grown up in a Chinese community in South Africa, Betty is using the cultural intelligence she developed as a…

10 May 2019

Bankers can be builders: Hasham’s story

Hasham proved that when there is a will, there is a way

Hasham proved that when there is a will, there is a way

8 May 2019

Using my resilience: Frank’s story

Frank has had to dig deep at many times throughout his life, but he’s always come out on top

Frank has had to dig deep at many times throughout his life, but he’s always come out on top

8 May 2019

Client focused: Gavin’s story

Gavin discovered a love of trading from an early age, and has built a career by putting client at the…

Gavin discovered a love of trading from an early age, and has built a career by putting client at the…

1 May 2019