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HSBC ‘Women in Business’ in partnership with IoD Isle of Man

31 Oct 2019

IoD & HSBC Women in Business

The IoD Isle of Man branch is pleased to be working in partnership with HSBC and supporting their forthcoming Women in Business panel debate – ‘In Conversation with Karen Badgerow’.

Date & time: Thursday 21st November 2019, 8am – 10am
Price: Free, invite only.
Dress: Smart Casual
Location: The Empress Hotel, Douglas 

HSBC invite you to attend an exclusive panel discussion hosted by Karen Badgerow, a successful businesswoman with a wealth of experience in financial services regulation.

Along with an esteem panel of local business leaders, Karen will discuss the secrets to business success and how to achieve that ideal work-life balance.

Meet the speakers:

Karen Badgerow

Chief Executive, Isle of Man Financial Services Authority

Prior to her current position, Karen served over 30 years with the Canadian government in financial services regulation. Most recently, Ms. Badgerow was Senior Vice-President with the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, heading up their Insurance and Risk Assessment Division. Before joining CDIC, Ms. Badgerow spent over 25 years with the federal banking and insurance regulator, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, and was responsible in her last position for oversight of the federal banking sector. Ms. Badgerow has also represented Canada on a number of international committees including the Senior Supervisors Group and the FSB's Supervisory Intensity and Effectiveness Committee.

Lydia Barbara

CEO, Curbsy

Lydia Barbara is the chair of Digital Isle of Man, a public-private partnership within the Department for Enterprise that aims to nurture and grow the Island's digital sector. She is also the founder and CEO of Curbsy, a real estate technology business. Because interest in technology starts from a young age, she is a committee member for Love Tech, a local non-profit that runs STEM events for children, as well as a volunteer for Code Club. She has a deep fascination with new technologies and their impact on society and people.

Carolyn Gelling

Head of Isle of Man Office, The International Stock Exchange Group

With over 20 years of financial services industry experience, Carolyn is a technical investment manager by training whose career to date has encompassed asset management, investment analysis and investment operations, before progressing into corporate governance and business and strategic development. Carolyn has a wealth of experience of small business establishment and ‘scale ups’ from family and personal investments. She currently serves as a Committee Member of the Isle of Man Branch of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce Finance & Professional Services Committee and the Institute of Directors Isle of Man branch. 

Caren Pegg

Partner, Appleby Global

Caren is a partner in the Dispute Resolution department. She is an experienced advocate and deals with a broad range of civil and commercial disputes, including fraud and asset tracing, freezing injunctions, contentious insolvency, regulatory disputes and more. Caren also specialises in employment law and is the Global Head of the Employment team. She has been actively involved in liaising with the Isle of Man Government as part of the consultation process for both the Isle of Man Law Society and the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce. Caren has recently been appointed as President for the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce.

It’s a great opportunity to network with fellow business leaders, gain valuable insights from a panel of inspiring businesswomen and learn new business tactics.

This event is invite only and there are limited places, therefore to register interest and book a place please contact:

For more information, please contact.

07624 355160

Monday to Thursday 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

At all other times please leave a message.

Isle of Man

Branch and staff contacts can be found on the main Contacts tab

IoD Isle of Man
6th Floor, Victory House
Prospect Hill, Douglas
Isle of Man IM1 1EQ

The Claremont 
18-22 Loch Promenade, Douglas
Isle of Man IM1 2LX

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