Sophie’s vision is that innovation will be everyone’s job at Lloyds Banking Group and she has spent the last 2 years building the internal capability and team to bring this to life. She is trail blazing new initiatives like the hac-kit (think hackathon in a box with a mission impossible count down) to foster intrapreneurship, upskilling colleagues with FinTech talks and films, and connecting colleagues with startups through espresso martinis (meet-ups) and mentor matching schemes. The programmes Sophie’s team run provide colleagues with the tools and techniques they need to D.I.Y innovation.
Sophie has also developed Lloyds Banking Group’s Open Innovation ecosystem with 14 FinTech collaborations including 3 Global accelerators, start-up innovation challenges with the Government and supporting women in FinTech with Innovate Finance.
Sophie holds an MSc in Public Policy and is part of the leadership team for the women in digital movement at Lloyds Banking Group, part of the FemTechLeader movement and advocate for Fin4Fem.
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