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International Women’s Day - Empowering women in the economy through financial inclusion

Alliance Manchester Business School are holding a series of online events on 8 March to celebrate International Women’s Day. These events will showcase powerful female voices, from Manchester, the UK and across the globe, bringing insight and expert knowledge from a wide variety of industries.
Empowering women in the economy through financial inclusion
At this event we will be joined by Sola David-Borha, Chairman Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, Jennifer Rose, Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Alliance MBS, and Damaris Albarran, Chair of the Advisory Board, AMBS.

Sola David-Borha

Sola is the Chairman Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, Stanbic Uganda Holdings Limited and Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited. She is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company.

Sola was the Chief Executive for Africa Regions in Standard Bank Group responsible for the Group’s 19 markets in Africa outside South Africa (2017 -2021). She is an Honorary Senior Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria and was the winner of the CNBC African Woman of the Year Award 2016.

Jennifer Rose

Jenni Rose qualified as an Accountant with the ICAEW when working in Audit with KPMG in 2008. From this she went on to teach in the KPMG Learning and Development team and then on to professional accountancy teaching before joining the University of Manchester in 2015.

She is now a Senior Lecturer and passionate advocate of empowering independent connected learners. The main focus of her teaching is in auditing, financial reporting and financial statement analysis, as well as on the MBA at the University. She won the teaching excellence award University of Manchester Teacher of the Year in 2020 for her work as BSc Accounting Programme director and in sharing best practice in teaching excellence debriefs.

Facilitator: Damaris Alberran

Damaris retired from a 30-year career in global corporate banking in 2016. While working for two leading US banks, the Bank of Boston (now part of Bank of America) and the Bank of New York Mellon, she acquired a broad knowledge and experience of the financial markets, an understanding of corporate finance for companies at all stages of their growth and development and skills in Relationship Management, which she now enjoys sharing on some of the Business School’s Executive Education programmes.

Since retiring, she has focused on working with charities as a volunteer, trustee and Honorary Treasurer. Damaris graduated from the full-time MBA programme at Alliance MBS in 1984 and became Chair of the School’s Advisory Board in October 2018.

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