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Building A Successful Career With A Non-Linear Path

September 28 @ 5:30 pm 7:30 pm

Join BYP Network and Barclays on Thursday, September 28 for a networking and panel event at Barclay’s offices in Canary Wharf. Traditionally professionals have strived for a linear career path to achieve success. Whether you’re looking to climb the corporate ladder or build a successful portfolio career there’s more than one way to do it. In an ever-changing market with an increasing demand for skills-based hiring, non-linear career paths are becoming the future.

Hear from leaders at Barclays who have all succeeded by taking a non-linear approach to their careers. Our speakers will be dispelling the myths, opening up about the challenges they encountered and sharing what’s really helped them propel themselves forward. They will also engage in conversation with you about how Black people are getting to the top of the ladder and what’s needed for change.

Non-linear career paths can help you build a diverse set of sought-after skills, remain purposeful in your work, and build better financial stability. Get involved and ask your questions during an interactive Q&A.

Limited seats are available. Book your ticket today.

Key Takeaways

  • Learn how to build a non-linear career path and avoid common pitfalls
  • Get direct advice from our speakers on how to take the next step in your career
  • Meet and cultivate relationships with employees and recruiters at Barclays
  • Get an insider view of life at Barclays

Meet The Speakers

Natalie Ojevah MBE – Eagle Labs Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Business Banking

Natalie leads the banks’ first external programme dedicated to black-led businesses; now having completed its third year, which sees founders go through a 12-week programme with expert-led business strategy masterclasses, which culminates in a demo day showcase to celebrate at the end of the programme.

She joined Barclays in 2012, starting as a cashier foundation apprentice in her local branch in Woolwich, before acquiring her Business Management & Leadership degree, sponsored by Barclays through the scheme. After the programme, she moved to business banking as a start-up manager and naturally progressed to become a ‘BBM4’ relationship manager in Croydon. 18 months later she joined the Eagle Labs team as an Ecosystem Manager.

She is a recipient of the Queen’s New Years Honours List 2022 –MBE for services to Business Development and Diversity and inclusion, Barclays Citizenship & Diversity Awards 2021, Fintech Futures Power List 2020 and more.

Outside of work, Natalie co-hosts a podcast called ‘The Hustle Table’, where she brings all the nuggets that she has learned over her career to the listener. Their motto is ‘Instead of seeking a seat at the table, why not create the table’.

Oyindamola Lawal – Head of Partnerships, Business Banking

Oyindamola graduated from the University of Southampton in 2010 and started a career with Barclays in 2011 as a Personal Banker at the Winchester Branch. He joined the Business Bank in 2012 as a Relationship Support Manager and a few years later moved to the Central Business Management team Corporate Bank, as a Risk and Process Improvement manager responsible for the rollout of the See it, Own it, Fix It initiative during this time.

Oyindamila eventually returned to the Business Bank in 2016 as part of the Performance and transformation team as a National Business Manager, before he transitioned to the Product team as a Lending Product Manager working on the implementation of the Competition Markets Authority (CMA) remedies programme; to open up credit facilities to non-customers.

He joined the Business Banking Propositions team in 2019 and progressed to heading up the External Partnerships team managing the business relationship with our portfolio of 3rd party partners.

About Barclays

Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full-service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.

With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 83,500 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

Barclays is a trading name of Barclays Bank PLC and its subsidiaries. Barclays Bank PLC is registered in England and is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Registered in England. Registered No. 1026167. Registered office: 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP.


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