Elizabeth Raffle

Elizabeth leads a cultural change programme, transforming Finance and targeting 40% female leaders by 2020. The programme upskills leaders to value diversity and inclusion, support agile working and be aware of unconscious bias, as well as empowering colleagues, giving them a greater voice and helping them achieve their potential. One of the elements is a talent programme which gives aspiring, female leaders the opportunity to develop their skills through a broad range of activities. Elizabeth speaks regularly at internal conferences and hosts visits from other organisations to promote the benefits of an empowering, inclusive culture. She role models best practice within her own team, including a job share and flexible work patterns. Outside work, Elizabeth has spoken at conferences such as PwC’s Finance Leaders’ Summit and its Women in Finance Network, as well as talking to other financial institutions and local organisations. She supports many charities, including women’s charity, One25, through fundraising and building their management skills. She has a particular interest in the impact of technology on women in the workplace and is in dialogue with Bristol academics about potential research in this, and other, areas.