2017 Media Releases

May 25, 2017

Deutsche Bank's Emily Smith receives the TurksLegal WiBF Leadership Scholarship for 2016

Congratulations to Emily Smith who has been announced as the recipient of the 2016 TurksLegal Women in Banking & Finance (WiBF) Leadership Scholarship. Smith is a Director in Equities Research and the Chair of dbGO, the bank’s gender opportunity network.
Smith was officially recognised as the 2016 winner at a WiBF Business Series lunch in Sydney today.

Partner and Practice Group Leader of the TurksLegal Banking practice as well as an award judge, David McCrostie, said: “The 2016 Scholarship was extremely difficult to judge due to the high quality of the entries. All of the applicants were absolutely inspirational. In the end, the judges agreed that Emily was a stand-out applicant and we are truly delighted to see Emily win the ultimate prize.”

Speaking at the event, Smith gave thanks to WiBF and TurksLegal for awarding her the scholarship which enabled her to travel to Virginia USA to attend the Women’s Leadership Program at the prestigious Darden Business School. 
She said: “The scholarship provided an excellent opportunity to meet 27 inspiring women from all over the world and spend one full week away from the office focusing on career development and strategic leadership opportunities and challenges.”
Reflecting on the outcomes of the program, she added: “The course allowed participants to assess our strengths and look at how we can leverage them. It was very powerful and rewarding because as women we often spend more time focusing on how we can improve on our weaknesses.”

Now in its fourth year, the TurksLegal WiBF Leadership Scholarship supports the professional growth of excellence in the industry by providing WiBF members with a significant career development opportunity.

WiBF’s Chief Executive Officer, Amanda Dobbie, said: “Women in Banking and Finance strives to assist women move into meaningful leadership roles in the industry and we are delighted to partner with TurksLegal for the fourth year to offer this scholarship opportunity to an outstanding candidate.”

Smith concluded her address by encouraging all women in the audience to apply for the 2017 TurksLegal WiBF Leadership Scholarship which opens in July 2017.

Deutsche Bank and diversity

Deutsche Bank is proud to be a Diamond Corporate Member of WiBF and host of the Annual Forum since 2009.

In 2016, Deutsche Bank colleagues in Australia created a new identity for their gender diversity network - dbGO (Gender Opportunity) - to encourage higher engagement from both men and women. 27% of employees in Australia are members of the network across a range of corporate titles and divisions.


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