Pichi Charoenpanit, President
I am a final year Psychology student, interested in pursuing a career in consulting after graduation. Over the summer, I interned in management consulting at KPMG Advisory in Bangkok and Accenture in London. In addition, I also have experience in HR, completing a spring week at Citigroup in London and a summer internship at PTT Exploration & Production in Bangkok in this division. These experiences helped me to gain knowledge of different industries and to develop many skills, including communication and time-management. At university, I am involved in the Psychology Society, where I was President in 2015/16, and college sports. In 2015/16, I was also Sponsorship Officer for Women in Business – this role required me to correspond with our exec team, sponsors and society members, providing me with the knowledge that will support me in my role this year. As President, I aim to further grow the society, develop stronger relations with our sponsors and provide members with comprehensive career support. I look forward to working with you all!
Clem Barrett, Vice President
I am a fourth year History student at Hatfield College who was lucky enough to spend the past year studying History and French at Toulouse University. This summer I completed two internships. In July and August, I was an intern at Baringa Partners, a management consultancy, working in Financial Services. In September, I completed the three-week Work Experience Scheme at Slaughter and May. Previous work experience has included property finance, teaching and the charity sector. Having spent much of my first two years at Durham as a British Army Officer Cadet, I am really excited about throwing myself into DUWIB. My aim is to grow our professional network, most notably by continuing to expand our Alumni and Mentorship Scheme, involving as many former members as possible!
Hattie Lucas-Clements, Sponsorship Officer
I am a second year studying Biology and Economics at Hild Bede. During my first year I completed internships with the consultancy firm Z/Yen and a private investment company. I have also gained valuable communication and teamwork skills through my volunteering work and hope to utilise them this year as your Sponsorship Officer, recruiting and organising events with our sponsors. Attending DUWIB events has opened my eyes to a variety of interesting fields and I am currently considering a career in investment banking. I am always up for a challenge and have thrown myself into college life, playing netball, sailing and cheerleading. This year I hope to maintain our strong relationships with previous sponsors and to recruit some new sponsors from perhaps lesser known fields, to make members aware of the diverse opportunities available to them.
Emily Jones, Treasurer
I am a second year student at St Mary’s College, studying Mathematics. I have been interested in pursuing a career in banking for a long time, and during my first year I attended a Spring Week at BNP Paribas in their Global Markets Division. From this week, through work shadowing, training sessions and talks, I gained an understanding of the different jobs within this division, their individual roles and some technical skills. Next summer, I will be going back to do an internship at BNP Paribas. Outside of my studies, I enjoy swimming for the Durham University Swimming Club, and have represented the team at several BUCS events this year. I also row for my college, and like to cook and read in my spare time. I’m really passionate about encouraging women to aspire to top careers in business, and hopefully by being a part of this society I will be able to do so. I am really looking forward to ensuring that DUWIB’s funds are used efficiently in order to ensure that all members can get the best experience from the society!
Jenny Avdoi, Web Manager
I am a second year PPE student at St Mary’s College. In the future I plan to go into investment banking but first I would like to complete a masters in economics. Although I am very dedicated to my academic work, I also find the time to get involved in different societies and in college life. On top of playing on the Mary’s football and tennis teams, I was also involved in the college International Food Fair last year and in the upcoming year I am looking forward to playing a bigger role in the organisation of the event. To further entertain my passion for cooking and baking, this year I will also be a part of the SCA project ‘Free Cakes for Kids’. Besides, photography is my biggest hobby, with some of my work having been displayed at the Arts and Photography Exhibition at the University. In the upcoming year on the DUWIB exec, I am hoping to use my skills by photographing at some of the society’s events, so that the photographs can be used to strengthen its online presence.
Phoebe Lundy, Marketing Manager
I’m a second year English and Philosophy student at St. Chad’s College. I have attended thought-provoking McKinsey workshops on ‘Unconscious Gender Bias’ and during the summer of my first year, I undertook work experience at Arthur J. Gallagher insurance firm. I am also a student ambassador for Code First: Girls, a company providing free coding and programming courses to girls at university; this certificated course was a fascinating divergence from my Arts degree. As well as this, I am on my college Feminist Society exec, captain of college Mixed Lacrosse, project leader of a SCA tutoring volunteering scheme and I enjoy working as a cellarman at St. Chad’s Bar. All of these experiences have helped me develop leadership and organisation skills as well as satiating my curiosity. I am very excited to work within DUWIB exec 16/17 to promote our exciting events and interesting speakers.
Emma Nasralla, Queen’s Campus Officer
I am a third year Business and Management student at John Snow College. I’m interested in a career within consultancy, following completing an internship in Advisory with EY this summer. Other work experience includes marketing and retail. Additionally, I invest a lot of time into campaigning with various charities related to disabilities, where I meet with influential people to discuss important and urgent matters. This involvement allowed me to represent the National Autistic Society in Parliament. Furthermore, I am passionate about travelling, I spent my first year summer working and travelling around the east coast of America for 3 months. I enjoy an active university life, including holding the position of social secretary for Durham Dynamics a cappella choir during my second year and playing college Netball. I’m excited to represent DUWIB at Queen’s campus and hope to increase integration, as well as set up a support network to help DUWIB members with internship applications.
Jumi Akinfenwa, Events Manager
I am a second year Sociology student at Hatfield College. I have done work experience at companies such as Pret, EMI and Warner Music, and have had experience in different sectors including marketing and customer services. I have a great interest in numerous sectors, which has driven my desire to have a career in consulting, and I feel that my attendance at DUWIB events in the past year has also helped this. Outside of my studies, I have been involved in college netball and was a member of the music team for my college winter ball. I look forward to working alongside a team of like-minded and friendly women and organising events for my fellow DUWIB members.
Natalie Chaplin, Events Manager
I am a second year Geography student at Hatfield College. My primary business interests are within the Banking sector, having completed a spring week at Barclays in their Corporate, Retail and Wealth division. Previously I have also partaken in the Morgan Stanley’s “Step-in, Step-up” programme which exposed me to the realm of Investment Banking. I have also had additional work experience in accountancy, commercial property and local politics. This year I am delighted to be the vice-president of the Hatfield Charity Fashion show, having been the secretary on the 2015/2016 committee. I look forward to transferring the skill-set from this role to my position as one of the events managers on the 2016/2017 DUWIB committee.
Georgina Darbyshire, Events Manager
I’m currently in my second year studying Geography, Anthropology and Business at St. Mary’s College. During my gap year I spent nine months working at Accenture on a customer retail project for a major oil and gas client. On completing this, I was delighted to have been offered a place on their 2017 Summer Vacation Scheme, university sponsorship and a graduate offer. I really enjoyed immersing myself in college life during first year, playing college replica relojes breitling sport and being a member of the Open Day and Frep teams. I am passionate about getting more women involved in all aspects of business and hope to organise some great events to encourage this. I am excited by the opportunity to continue the success of DUWIB and make an impact on the university.
Lucy Donneky, Events Manager
I am a second year student at Hatfield College, studying Economics and Politics. I am interested in both these industries and have completed work experience as a researcher and speechwriter with the House of Lords, and introduction to finance with Goldman Sachs. My other experiences include shadowing in Lamb Chambers Barrister’s office, and working as a ballet teacher and assistant from the age of 14. As an avid member of my Sixth Form Debating Society and Durham Union Society, I believe that my personable and communicative skills find me best suited to Private Wealth Management where I can utilise the intrinsic link between politics and economics to calculate risk and opportunity. I am looking forward to applying these skills to organise DUWIB events this year, gaining a greater insight into these industries, and working with like-minded and motivated women.
Mary Malubay, Events Manager
I am a second year Medical Anthropology student and Josephine Butler College. Prior to University I spent my Gap Year working in Hospital Recruitment and spent three months in a Children’s NGO in Zimbabwe as part of the International Citizen Service. I love to keep busy, travel and have adventures! During my first year I spent time in Kenya with Enactus Durham as deputy project leader for a social enterprise project and a week later I did my Spring Week with Goldman Sachs in London. Alongside my studies I work for a private manufacturing company in a sales operating role. In my second year, I hope to continue my passion for business and sports, playing lacrosse and rowing for my college. As events manager I hope to increase attendance and awareness of DUWIB as well as touching on different sectors. I hope to further explore a career in PR and Consultancy as well as help fellow students get internships. I am very excited to be part of DUWIB exec and so far I have made so many friends because of DUWIB. I’m excited to work with our partners and deliver more exciting events to connect Durham students to top employers!