Amanda is committed to building an inclusive culture and has driven a number of initiatives to create a workplace where people feel they can be themselves and realise their potential. Amanda is a mentor to many colleagues and is the Executive Sponsor for BALANCE UK, promoting a gender-balanced workforce within HSBC. Outside of HSBC UK, Amanda plays an active role in championing female entrepreneurs and businesswomen, and regularly speaks at events designed to share best practice and help them succeed in business. She was keynote speaker at the, “EQ vs IQ in the Workplace” event, and a panellist at an event sponsored by Robert Walters PLC & Women in Banking & Finance, “Empowering Women in the Workplace”, where she shared her experience of the benefit of having mentors and sponsors. In addition to involvement with International Women’s Day events externally, Amanda also hosted several BALANCE events at HSBC UK and established a series of female development events in the Commercial Bank.