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Topical Tuesdays – International Women’s Day – Women in Business: Empowerment, Investment and Leadership with Natasha Pope

08 MARCH 2022


Zoom Webinar

The Topical Tuesdays series sees guests speakers from the St Paul’s Community share their take on the current environment.

Tuesday 8 March is International Women’s Day; a day aimed at celebrating women’s achievements, recognising challenges and focusing greater attention on women’s rights and gender equality.  This year, the theme is #BreakTheBias with a call to all to help create a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A call to create a world that’s diverse, equitable and inclusive; a world where difference is valued and celebrated.

To mark this day and the greater theme of tackling discrimination and celebrating diversity, there are a range of talks being held for pupils and we are pleased to welcome current parent Natasha Pope for our Topical Tuesday.

Throughout her c.25 years working in the world of Finance, Natasha has lived through a period of cultural change in terms of how women engage within the domains of finance, commerce and investment. In this discussion she will draw on academic research, professional experience, and personal anecdotes to discuss a number of topics, notably: the progress of “womenomics”, especially in the face of the pandemic; the economic benefits of closing the gender gap; and considerations for businesses in their goal of gender equality and creating a culture of conscious inclusion.

She will present examples based on her own domain of Private Wealth Advisory covering women’s accumulation of wealth and how women have become a sizeable economic force, together with examining the question around whether or not women invest differently to men, and if so, how. Throughout the session she will be sharing insights and drawing on examples of working with female leaders from a cross section of industries, both from within finance, but including entrepreneurs from the arts, sports, and fashion.


Natasha Pope is a private wealth investment advisor in the Consumer and Wealth Management Division. She joined Goldman Sachs in 1998 in the Asset Management Division in London and from 2000 to 2002 was part of the Goldman Sachs Asset Management Emerging Market Debt Portfolio Management team in New York.

Natasha spent four years in New York in Foreign Exchange sales and trading at Credit Suisse before rejoining Goldman Sachs in 2006 to run hedge fund cross asset sales for the fixed income division for nine years, becoming Managing Director in 2008.

In 2015, Natasha moved to Private Wealth Management where she leads a UK team that looks after the private investment needs of UK based foundations, family offices and entrepreneurs.

Natasha runs the In The Lead initiative for EMEA, the Firm’s platform tailored to help female clients take the lead across investing, philanthropy, legacy and beyond. She also serves as a Managing Director Ally for Launch with GS, the Firm’s $1bn strategy which aims to increase access to capital for women, Black, Latinx and other diverse entrepreneurs and investors.

Her board positions have included Vice Chair for SHINE and Chair of Philanthropy for 100 Women in Finance. Natasha earned a BA and MA in Economics from Cambridge University in 1998, where she was also awarded the Adam Smith prize for Economics. Natasha lives in London with her husband and two children.

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