Kim McGinley (pictured above, MD right) at VIBE Finance and Rosalia Lazzara-Tilley (pictured above, left) at Manuka Media

Specialist lenders support first Women in Finance Retreat

This October will see the launch of the industry’s first Women in Finance Retreat.

The event has been created by Kim McGinley (pictured above, right) MD at VIBE Finance and Rosalia Lazzara-Tilley (pictured above, left) CEO at Manuka Media and will take place from the 10-12th of October 2024.

The retreat aims to offer a space where business owners can hear educational expert talks, attend motivational and career development workshops, as well as engage in networking opportunities with industry leaders.

Also included are scenic walks, yoga sessions, and gourmet dinners, in what is designed to mix professional development with personal wellbeing.

The event is being supported by lenders such as, UTB, Allica Bank, Together, Octane Capital, Glenhawk, and Roma Finance.

"We're thrilled to launch this retreat to support and inspire women who are shaping the future of finance,” said co-organiser, Kim.

"Our goal is to create an environment that not only fosters learning and collaboration, but also celebrates the achievements of women in our field."

Francesca Woodhouse, senior BDM at Octane Capital, commented: “Octane Capital is delighted and honoured to announce our sponsorship of the Women in Finance Retreat, a remarkable endeavour led by the esteemed Kim and Rosalia.

“This event represents another vital step toward empowerment for women, spearheaded by individuals dedicated to transformation within the financial services sector.”

Tanya Elmaz, director of intermediary sales at Together, added: “Together shares the belief that women are a powerful force with strong commercial ideas that should be listened to.

“We know that there is no gap in talent, capability, or ambition between men and women, yet the gender split of leadership across the industry clearly suggests that women face more disadvantages in opportunity.

“Working collaboratively, we can all play our part in making financial services a more inclusive and diverse industry, giving equal opportunities to all.”

Sponsorship packages are still available, with attendee tickets also available for purchase.

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