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Sue Douthwaite

Sue has made much progress in establishing a culture which embraces gender balance in the workplace, striving for gender parity in the leadership team and always working hard to seek out talent. She co-founded the Santander Women in Business network to inspire, educate and recognise women across the bank and it now has nearly 3,000 members. She also mentors 8 women internally. Given her extensive network of external contacts, Sue has organised trade missions; launched business education programmes; and given female business leaders access to high profile business women who can help them transform their business. She has also worked with partners including Cause 4, Blooming Founders, Enterprising Women, Forward Ladies, Prelude and PRECIOUS. She has also sponsored and spoken at events and awards that celebrate female entrepreneurs.