Meeting of the HSBC Mentee Network in November 2019

The HSBC Mentee Network brings together Alumnae and Mentees of the Executive Programme, and typically meets four times a year under the sponsorship of Ms Birgit Neu, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion. Meetings in 2019 took place in March, June, September and November. At our last meeting of 2019 we held an open forum discussion about the Colloquium that had taken place a month earlier. Not all members of the Network were able to attend the Colloquium because of the limit on numbers, and so we assembled a panel of Mentees who had been there to share their thoughts, recollections and learning from the discussions that had taken place.

We are very grateful to Ms Jill Gallard CMG, Deputy Political Director, Foreign & Commonwealth Office; Ms Gwen Jones, VP Business Development, Downstream Acquisitions and Divestments, Shell International Petroleum Co Ltd; Ms Julia Dunn, Chief Risk Officer, Risk Community, Nationwide Building Society and Ms Jane Hanson, Chief People Officer, Nationwide Building Society for sharing their thoughts and leading a wide-ranging conversation on the topics covered at the Colloquium.

Ms Julia Dunn (Nationwide Building Society); Ms Jill Gallard CMG (Foreign & Commonwealth Office); Ms Gwen Jones (Shell International Petroleum Co Ltd); Ms Jane Hanson (Nationwide Building Society), and Ms Peninah Thomson OBE participated in a "mini-discussion" on the annual Colloquium for those who could not attend it.