You may have received our invite to the ‘Make it Real’ graduation event taking place on Thursday 17 October at the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. If you haven’t yet registered we would like to announce our fantastic speaker line up (below). This will be followed by networking and a live marketplace showcasing the fantastic talent of the 15 emerging entrepreneurs supported by this programme.
Name: Rebecca Stevenson
Company: Royal Bank of Scotland
Position: Lead Contract Manager, Corporate Services
Rebecca joined the RBS Group in 2007 leading the supplier management across the UK and Ireland, of a number of Property Suppliers. In 2011, Rebecca took on a voluntary role as Chair of the RBS Focused Women network for the London region, shaping a programme of activity to attract, retain and develop female talent across the organisation. This in turn has led to Rebecca securing a permanent role in 2013, as Head of Inclusion, leading the strategy across Business Services, a global division with 25,000 employees. In her spare time, Rebecca mentors young entrepreneurs through the Princes Trust, and is actively involved with a number of charities including the Back Up Trust and Streetwise Opera.
Name: Faith Douglas
Position: National Enterprise Manager
Faith Douglas joined NatWest in July 1974 in Sheffield and has fulfilled a variety of roles, predominantly within Retail & Corporate Banking.
She is currently National Enterprise Manager, with the objective of generating sustainable business through Supporting Enterprise, Women in Business and Community Engagement, whilst at all times being aware of creating economic value for the Bank. She has a passion for Sheffield which involves her in various fund raising activities in addition to working with Youth both the unemployed and the Graduates from the Universities.
Name: Lisa Burger
Company: EasyJet Airline Company
Position: Head of Customer Experience
Lisa Burger, as Head of Customer Experience at easyJet has been championing and leading the customer transformation agenda for the last 2 years.
Lisa has worked in the aviation sector for the majority of her career and held senior executive Operational and Customer positions within easyJet, Head of Ground Operations and Head of Customer Services.
In 2007 Lisa transferred sector and joined the global coffee leader Starbucks as Director of Operations leading and inspiring store teams across London for 4 years within tough economic times and at the height of recession.
Lisa began her career with Monarch airlines at the tender age of 16 at Luton Airport where she was able to learn her craft within airport and customers operations, equipping her well for the opportunity that arose to form part of the start team at easyJet in 1995.
Lisa’s talents and professional success was recognised when she joined the elite female business women recognised in Management Today’s 35 under 35 in 2009, she has recently completed her Masters at Ashridge Business School and has balanced her career with being a mum to her two children Jake and Sienna.
If you would like to attend and hear from our finalists and guest speakers for the evening please register here by Friday 3 October.