As Director of Women in Business for NatWest Group, Yvonne is responsible for designing and implementing the Women in Business Strategy working with key stakeholders both internally and externally across the UK. With over 600 WIB specialists she is also responsible for supporting this network to collaborate, build relationships and influence senior stakeholders, strategic partners and external organisations across the UK to drive the WIB proposition for NatWest Group. Yvonne has an integral role with the Interventions for the Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship which seeks to address the £250 billion economic opportunity to the UK Economy if women set up and scaled in business at the same rate as men. Yvonne is an experienced Non-Executive Director and holds a number of external Board positions, she is a trustee of Firstport, an organisation that supports Social Enterprises; Non-Executive Director, of the Growth Company Business Finance, an organisation that provides alternative business finance options for growing businesses. She is also a member of two Scottish Government Boards focusing on female equality. Yvonne actively mentors and provides training to Women in Business across the country and is keen to inspire more women to set up and scale their business.
NatWest Group (link) is a large international banking and financial services company, serving over 19 million customers across the globe.NatWest Group (formerly RBS) provides a wide range of products and services to personal, commercial and large corporate and institutional customers through its two principal subsidiaries, The Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest, and a number of other well-known brands, including, Ulster Bank, Coutts, and Lombard. We champion potential and help people, families and businesses to thrive. By staying safe, simple and smart, we help our customers succeed in the UK and beyond. We’re strong. We’re focused on working together. We deliver on promises.