Sarah Rench

Over the last 10 years, Sarah has been helping to change the stereotypes of FinTechs and AI organisations from being male dominated and actively encourages women and other minority groups to get into STEM, FinTech and consulting through her work on the Executive boards; of DevelopHer, Cass Global Women’s Leaders Programme and running events and training through EY Women in Tech (EY WIT). In EY WIT, Sarah helps provide technical bootcamps which train people to code in various languages and software. Sarah has spoken at numerous events to train people on Data, AI and Ethics, and moderated a panel discussion on the rise of women in AI. Last year, Sarah trained five EY employees in building virtual agents, who then trained 200 colleagues alongside Sarah. On International Women’s Day 2019, Sarah received the EY Change Maker award for her efforts to support women and champion those in the LGBT+ community. In her external work on executive boards, Sarah continues to change stereotypes. Through the Cass Global Women’s Leadership Programme, she helps to provide scholarships to women globally for university qualifications, with access to mentoring and networking. With DevelopHer, Sarah runs mentoring, coaching and coding events to help the 12,000+ women in the community into STEM. Sarah is also an advisor for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on AI, where she promotes D&I.

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