Sponsor profiles 2017-07-12T10:22:58+00:00

The Women in Business Sponsors


“KPMG is delighted to be supporting the Spotlight on Women in STEM award” says Terri Coughlan, partner for KPMG in the Thames Valley.

“The gender gap within STEM professions is vast. We are now starting to see more girls studying maths, physics and engineering at school and university than ever before, but they are still the minority, and it isn’t reflected enough at more senior levels within organisations. We need great female role models in these industries to be ambassadors to help create a pipeline of female talent in the future. We’re looking forward to meeting the women in the Thames Valley who can be these role models.”

KPMG is a professional service firm that provides audit, tax, and advisory services for family-owned and private equity-backed businesses through to AIM-listed and FTSE 250 companies.

Terri Coughlan, partner for KPMG in the Thames Valley


Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US.

With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 130,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

We’re taking a proactive approach to promoting gender diversity throughout our organisation and recognise that utilising the talents of women not only helps enrich our perspectives, but helps embed the culture we are building within the organisation. While merit is our only basis for advancement, we actively consider gender diversity when attracting talent, from our future leader programmes to our most senior hires. Women’s Initiative Networks have been established by colleagues all over the world.

That is why we are delighted to once again be supporting the Women in Business Awards as it shines the spotlight on the women at the heart of the local business community.

Vikki Hemming, relationship director at Barclays Corporate, Oxford, said: “These awards proudly recognise the achievements of women across our business community and I am delighted that Barclays continue to be involved. I am passionate about developing future women business leaders and the awards are a way of showing those with aspirations what can be achieved with dedication, resolve and commitment to achieve goals.”