LB Women Mentoring Programme – Interbank support

Interbank are proud to partner with LB Women to bring you a program which connects lesbian and bisexual mentees and mentors across the globe and across industries.

Together with OPEN Finance, the US based LGBT network, LB Women are launching their 2018 Global Mentoring Program! 

Applications are now open to members of corporate and industry LGBT networks globally. 

Interbank are proud to support LB Women, and encourage as many of you as possible to apply if you are eligible, as this is a fantastic opportunity to broaden your international network and progress your careers.


If you would like to participate as a mentor or mentee, please click here to find out more and get your applications in by COB 30th May. 

And finally, LBWomen are officially launching in NYC on Thursday 21st June at 08:30 – Sheraton Hotel, Times Square.

Please let your friends and colleagues know. If you’re in town, don’t miss out!

Interbank Appoints New Co-Chair


Earlier this month, Interbank voted on, and appointed a new Co-Chair to take us forward into 2018 Huge congratulations to Paresh Ravat on this appointment.

Parish Ravat; Paresh is a Senior Collateral Analyst in Global Markets at BNP Paribas, based in London.

Paresh is activley involved with the D&I networks and has been involved with Interbank as the events manager and elsewhere for many years. We warmly welcome Paresh to share the Co-Chair role with Henry Chen.

We would also like to say a huge thanks to Simon Hau, the out-going Co-Chair for his contribution to the Forum. Thank you Simon!

LGBT rights in the United Kingdom

Today marks a very special occasion in the history of LGBT rights in the United Kingdom. On this day 50 years ago, the British government passed a law to decriminalise homosexuality. 

Many of our colleagues and friends will be too young to remember the challenges LGBT+ people faced before the law was changed. Similarly, many more of us often forget the struggles LGBT endured before the ban was lifted and take for granted the lifestyles we enjoy today. However, we should never forget the many courageous individuals who fought for LGBT+ equality and influenced the changes we enjoy today, we have much to thank them for. 

Whilst we mark five decades of LGBT equality here in the UK, let us also recognise that in many countries in the world, life for LGBT+ people is very different and they do not enjoy the same levels of equality and freedoms that we have here. Changes announced in the USA yesterday also underpin how quickly things can change, so its important that each of us continues to champion diversity, inclusion and equality in as many ways as we can.