Celebrating Our Team on International Women's Day 2021

March 8, 2021

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #ChoosetoChallenge - to call out inequality and work towards an inclusive world. We’re proud that the majority of our small team are women and today we want to celebrate them and their commitment to the values of IWD2021. Meet the team! 

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Zara is a co-founder of MyPocketSkill, mum of 2, who had a successful career in the male-dominated industry of financial services. Today Zara has been recognised for her entrepreneurship in tackling society’s challenges as a Women In Innovation Award Winner 2021. Her work in creating a financially empowered Gen Z, helping young people to earn, save and learn about money during COVID-19 is a testament to her commitment to help others. 

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Clova is the Community Manager at MyPocketSkill, mum of 8 year old Zach, who enjoyed a successful career in operations and consulting before joining the team. Clova is the point of contact for all users on MyPocketSkill, ensuring the needs of every person are met with her warm and friendly demeanour. 

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Ciara is the Research and Youth Policy Lead at MyPocketSkill, an LSE graduate in Social Policy, who is deeply invested in creating a more equal society. Ciara makes sure MyPocketSkill remains a leader in informing and shaping youth policy to improve young people’s lives - largely around financial education for young people. 

We strongly believe in the importance of financially empowering young people, especially young girls, as according to research they often fall behind in this area. That’s why we’re committed to our “earning is learning” approach, equipping young people with the skills they need to manage money and create positive financial habits for life.

To celebrate International Women’s Day why not do these three simple things?

  1. Donate to the Young Women’s Trust
  2. Follow BlackGirlFinanceUK on Instagram 
  3. Tune in to one of the many brilliant IWD events here