Speed Mentoring with Girl Gang Manchester

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11th May 2024
11am - 12:30pm
Rotherham Minster

Welcome to the ultimate networking experience: Girl Gang’s Speed Mentoring Event at WOW Rotherham!

Join us for a session of rapid-fire mentorship sessions and friendly chats, where you’ll have the opportunity to connect one-on-one with a diverse range of mentors who are trailblazers in their fields.


Rumbi Tauro
Rumbi is a Zimbabwean-born musician. Creating a unique blend of soulful R&B flows with ease from the powerhouse. When off stage, the artist can be found advocating for the access that young people have to the arts and culture. Rumbi facilitates singing & songwriting workshops within the North. Alongside this, she can be found hosting monthly live music events and radio shows.

Georgina Kamsika (they/them)
Georgina Kamsika is a speculative fiction writer born in Rotherham, to Anglo-Indian immigrant parents and has spent most of her life explaining her English first name, Polish surname and South Asian features. As a second-generation immigrant, her work often utilises the speculative element to examine power structures that are mirrored in the real world, touching on issues of race, class, and gender. You can find her at www.kamsika.com or @GKamsika on socials

Hazel Oakes
Hazel is a mural artist and illustrator from the North East, who works under the name Nocciola The Drawer. She specializes in bright, bold, colourful artwork that combines the female figure and lively patterns; all with the aim to uplift, inspire, empower and celebrate women. She is inspired by women and feels her sense of community with women all over the world. She hand paints and digitally illustrates large scale art to share her joy for life and to empower women to take up space.

Pranu Singh
Director, Employee Volunteering & Engagement at Standard Charter Bank

Alisa Boxall
LDU Head of Change Enablement at Standard Charter Bank

Roselett Madzinga
Associate Director, Treasury at Standard Charter Bank

Cheryl Theixar
Intragroup Credit Manager at Standard Charter Bank

Tracey McDermott
Tracey has been the Group Head Conduct, Financial Crime and Compliance since January 2019.  She originally joined the Bank as Group Head of Corporate, Public and Regulatory Affairs in March 2017 subsequently adding Brand and Marketing to her portfolio in December 2017 and Compliance in March 2018. Prior to joining the bank, Tracey served as Acting Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) from September 2015 to June 2016. She joined the then Financial Services Authority (FSA) in 2001 where she held a number of senior roles, including: Director of Supervision and Authorisations, and Director of Enforcement and Financial Crime. Tracey also served as a Board Member of the FSA from April 2013, as a member of the Financial Policy Committee of the Bank of England, and as Non-Executive Director of the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) from September 2015 to June 2016. Prior to joining the FCA, Tracey worked as a lawyer in private practice, having spent time in law firms in the UK, USA and Brussels. In 2016, Tracey received a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for her services to financial service consumers and markets.(Tracey needs to leave at 12pm)

Lora Krasteva
Lora is an artist, cultural producer and activist. Lora has a background in Political Sciences, Latin American and European Studies. Their work is socially and politically engaged, often co-created with others and centering historically marginalised voices. Recent projects include performances and exhibitions on becoming British and Blurring the edges – exploring social frontiers (in response to research done by Sheffield University on the South Asian community in Rotherham). 

Tchiyiwe Chihana
Tchiyiwe is the Managing Director of African Voices Platform who leads a content creation company that showcases the diverse and rich stories of African communities across the continent and in diaspora. With over six years of leadership experience in media production, Tchiyiwe has a strong track record of curating and delivering content that is informative, educational, and empowering, through authentic portrayal of African realities and perspectives. 

Whether you’re seeking guidance on your career path, advice on starting your own business, or tips on personal development, our mentors are here to help you thrive!

At Girl Gang’s Speed Mentoring Event, you’ll:
– Engage in quick, focused conversations with multiple mentors from various industries.
– Gain fresh perspectives, actionable advice, and insider tips to propel your success.
– Expand your professional network and forge meaningful connections with like-minded individuals.
– Elevate your confidence, skills, and mindset to reach new heights in your career and beyond.

If you would like to get involved in the festival- we’d love to hear from you!

If you would like to get involved in the festival- we’d love to hear from you!

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