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Startup Grind is hosting over 100 Female Founders and Women Leaders around the world.
In London we invited Anne Boden, Founder & CEO of Starling Bank, Tamara Rajah, Founder & CEO of Live Better With and Parveen Dhanda, Head of Future Fifty (a powerful network of UK's leading late-stage tech companies) to talk to us about dos and don'ts of leadership when building great companies.
Join us, learn from our speakers and come celebrate female entrepreneurship with us.
Three decades ago, Anne Boden pioneered the UK’s first same-day payment service – and in the process transformed the future of electronic money. in 2014 she set out to build own mobile bank from scratch. It's a banking app loaded with smart money management tools. Starling Bank was voted Best British Bank in 2018 and 2019. Anne was awarded MBE for services to financial technology in 2018.
Anne was recognised as one of the Global Power Women in FinTech, she worked at a senior leadership level across some of the world’s best-known financial heavyweights, among them Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland. It was during her tenure as CEO of Allied Irish Banks, however, that she begun to explore the exciting potential of financial technology for transforming customer’s everyday lives. At heart a tech start up with a banking licence, Starling is a challenger bank built on a foundation of disruptive emerging technology, working to take on traditional legacy banks and help people to develop a healthier relationship with their money.
Tamara is Founder and CEO of Live Better With.
From her personal and professional experience, Tamara saw that people living with cancer would receive advanced medical treatment, but for their day-to-day symptoms and side effects – such as brain fog, a sore mouth, itching, nausea, hair loss and pain – she saw that there was no structured care system in place. This struck a chord, so through her research, she found that there were hundreds (if not thousands!) of products available to help ease these side effects, but she realised that patients either had no access to them or simply didn’t know they existed.
She left her job in healthcare and set up Live Better With to change that.