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TMF Christmas Party at the Reform Club

120 of our Mentors, Mentees, Alumnae Mentees and friends celebrated a wonderful year of achievement and the warmth and companionship of our unique community with a Christmas Party in the beautiful surroundings of the Library at the Reform Club. In addition to the customary conversation and canapés, in a "first" for TMF, Tessa Crompton-Smith played the piano and we enjoyed singing some carols.

Two of our senior Mentors, Douglas Flint CBE, Chair, HSBC plc, and David Cruickshank, Global Chair, Deloitte addressed us. Douglas and David confirmed that despite an increasingly packed corporate agenda, business has not gone to sleep on the issue of supporting senior women, and gender diversity and inclusion remains front and centre of business thinking alongside preparations for Brexit and other challenges.

The TMF Team: (from left to right) Peninah Thomson OBE, Lauren Sheridan (standing), Tessa Crompton-Smith & David Needham
Douglas Flint CBE, Chair, HSBC Group plc saying a few words at the Party

Indeed, with the UK needing to forge new trading relationships over the coming years in a post-Brexit environment, it has never been more important that we, as a nation, make maximum use of all the talent available.