Jennie Koo

Previously of RBS, Jennie chaired the Multicultural Network and co-chaired the Women’s Network and organised a BAME career conference for school children and their parents. Since moving to Capital One, Jennie continues to take an active role bringing her experiences and knowledge to raise awareness of BAME and unconscious bias both internally and externally. She drives forward awareness of the impact of group think and diversity of thought, not just in the BAME space but with future leaders through graduate programmes, universities and various programmes such as Enactus and the Prince’s Trust. Externally, she established the Birmingham branch of Women in Banking & Finance, using this platform to engage on the ethnicity agenda. She has spoken on BAME inclusion at the Chartered Institute of Insurers, LGBT Alliance Network and Women in Finance. By utilising her position, Jennie is driving forward the discussion and awareness of the need for BAME representation along with other diversity of thought in the boardroom. She is currently working on bringing to Birmingham the first BAME Professional Career Development Conference, where she aims to tackle not only BAME issues, but also location bias, which is particularly prevalent in the financial service sector.

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