‘Embracing Change: Thriving in an era of disruption’
Now in its third year, the STRETCH conference is the much looked forward to annual conference specifically designed and targeted to BAME professionals. STRETCH is a full day professional development conference filled with inspirational career talks, bite-size workshop sessions and useful practical tips to infuse ambition and aspiration in the participants.
With an impressive line-up of senior leaders from the corporate world and champions who are passionate about the diversity agenda, STRETCH promises to be an informative and valuable day of learning, debate and networking.Attendees at previous STRETCH conferences have reported an increase in earnings, promotions, new roles and expanded responsibilities as a direct result of putting what they learnt at the conference into practice. STRETCH conference has a track record of delivering value and tangible benefits to the attendees which is why we have built on past successes to make 2019 even bigger and better.
Informative Breakout sessions
Inspirational Keynote speeches
Thought provoking Senior and Emerging leaders panel discussions
Drop-in CV Clinic
Refreshments throughout the day
Employers Exhibition Stand
Bukola works at Barclays as MD, Head of Framework, Design and Execution within the Chief Controls Office. She is a senior risk and controls experts who has held leadership roles in global organisations such as HSBC, RBS, JP Morgan and Deloitte.
Tom Ilube CBE is a Technology Entrepreneur and Educational Philanthropist. He is Founder/CEO of London based crossword Cybersecurity PLC and a Non-Executive Director of the BBC. Previously he was Managing Director of consumer markets at Callcredit Information Group, a UK credit reference agency.
Vandana is Barclays’ Chief Control Officer. In this role, she is responsible for leading the controls agenda in the first line of defence across Barclays for operational, reputational and conduct risk. She is supported by a global controls community of 1700 colleagues that help her to achieve this ambition. She has a track record of success in developing and executing strategy and driving operational
Attending STRETCH 2018 turned out to be one of my biggest career investments in years.
The sessions on personal branding, managing high performing teams and developing a growth mindset could not have come at a better time. It was especially inspiring to hear from speakers with practical and relatable experiences.
The big story – a few weeks after the Conference, I was invited to interview for a role in a field I didn’t quite have much experience in; although I met a lot of the other requirements. Thankfully, I had learnt from STRETCH how growth happens outside our comfort zone; how one mustn’t wait till one is 100% qualified, etc.
The rest is history, I got the role and I still find myself referring to the insightful lessons. STRETCH, for me, was a whole lot more than a Conference!
Manager SANNE Group