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10 years on

When Barclays colleagues started sharing their own stories around mental health and wellbeing in 2013, we didn’t anticipate the wider impact that the campaign, This is me, would have both within Barclays and beyond. This is me continues to be a driving force for challenging the stigma around disability and mental health and in 2016 it was shared with the City of London’s Lord Mayor’s Appeal, with over 400 organisations taking part with the potential to reach over 3 million employees.

We continue to co-chair the This is me steering committee under the auspices of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal charity. With an impact across our global offices, This is me has now become our storytelling vehicle across all of our colleagues, showcasing the powerful personal stories that make up our culture – beyond disability and mental health.

Barclays presents:
This is me

Meet the colleagues at Barclays from around the world, with personal This is me stories that showcase their life at Barclays and beyond. From Japan to Birmingham, their stories all have one thing in common – the ability to bring their whole selves to work.

Meet Gwendolyn

Gwendolyn goes into detail on their journey to acceptance of themselves, and how Barclays have supported this journey.

Meet Paula

Inspired by her mum and her Latina upbringing, Paula shares her path to Barclays and the community it provides her with.

Meet Raoul

Raoul, our CEO of Barclays France, explains the importance of mentorship, being open minded and giving people the tools to try and achieve.

Meet Sharleighn

An inspiring mother to young boys, Sharleighn’s passionate about showing the next generation that they can achieve big things regardless of their barriers.

Meet Eddie

Whilst living in Japan, Eddie shares how he brings his culture to work, particularly within the Embrace multicultural employee resource group at Barclays.

The making of...

The making of...

In 2023, to mark the 10-year anniversary of This is me, we created a series of micro-documentaries featuring 18 Barclays colleagues. Representing our 6 DEI agendas – Gender, Multicultural, Socioeconomic, Disability, LGBTQ+ and Multigenerational. With the colleagues serving as producers of their own stories in a non-scripted way, the series has co-created content with authentic stories at the heart.