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Welcome to life stories by Barclays

Around the world, our colleagues’ stories have the power to inspire. They may share many lived experiences, but everyone’s journey is different. That’s why we’re introducing the remarkable people behind our inclusive culture, and sharing their stories from across the globe.

We’re inspired and empowered by their stories – from those who’ve overcome personal challenges, to those who’ve used their position to stand up and be a voice for others. Their experiences, differences and personalities are what makes our organisation diverse. They’re driving change; they’re forging successful futures; they’re unapologetically being themselves – and positively impacting others as a result.

Here are our people. And here are their stories.

Throughout my career, amplifying the voices of those from underrepresented groups has been a passion of mine. It’s one of the reasons why I set up Rarity London, a way for me to connect with women from all industries and help them flourish in the workplace.

For me as a leader, nothing matters more than understanding what’s important to your people. And I think cultural awareness plays a big part in that. I always try to create an open, safe environment where teams feel comfortable sharing who they are and what they love about their culture. It’s all part of celebrating the things that make us different.

Sometimes, you’ll hear a person’s story that strikes a chord – perhaps because you’ve experienced something similar, or you know someone who has. Or maybe it simply makes you stop and think for a moment. The point is, stories have the power to inspire. With Barclays Life Stories, our colleagues can share their…

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So don’t be afraid to be vulnerable. If something’s important to you, speak up. We need to have these kind of conversations.

I’m here to share my story with you, one that I hope will help open up the conversation about men’s mental health and neurodiversity. In my video, I talk about my diagnosis of both complex PTSD and Bipolar II disorder, as well as what I’m doing to look after my wellbeing.

Being a woman who’s an immigrant from a multi-racial background, I realised very quickly that I either fit into a room or felt excluded from a very young age. It was through this that I realised the power of storytelling. I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to give a voice to others, and help them receive the support needed to thrive in their careers.

Diversity and Inclusion

You’ve read some of our stories; now find out the support we all contribute to and benefit from. Discover how we’re attempting to achieve equity for each of our many communities, and how our values align with yours as an individual.

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