With a background as an investment banker and barrister, Dr Miranda Brawn is a senior business, legal and diversity executive. She is Founder and CEO of The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation. This is a non-profit organisation where Miranda has won a ‘Points of Light’ award from the UK Prime Minister Theresa May MP for making history by launching the first diversity lecture aimed at schoolchildren. She has been named as one of the UK’s leading diversity experts and the go-to person for race diversity in the City of London by recent press.
A multi-award winning legal, business, technology and diversity leader who is hailed as a trailblazer and honoured numerous times domestically and internationally for her achievements. A regular business and diversity expert on television and radio while being quoted in the national press. Top 100 Women in European Finance (Financial News), one of the most powerful women in London on social media (City AM), Top 100 BAME business executives Powerlist (Financial Times), UK’s Top 10 inspiring females changing Britain (Metro), Women in Finance Powerlist 100 on twitter (Kurtosys), Top 30 most inspirational women in the City (Brummel Magazine), highly commended diversity champion at the UK Diversity Legal Awards & elected a Fellow of Royal Society of Arts to name but a few.
Miranda’s work has also been personally praised by HRH The Prince of Wales, Mayor of London, Mayor of Cambridge, Mayor of Brighton, the UK Prime Minister and global leaders. Miranda received an honorary Doctor of Letters in 2017 for services to Financial Services, Law and Diversity across the Globe.
With a robust track record managing legal risk and investments for the world’s biggest companies, she takes businesses to the next level of growth. Miranda is responsible for the legal risk for derivatives and regulations across EMEA for an investment bank. With a refreshing and diverse background, Miranda is also an advisor & patron to a number of companies, start-ups, charities, individuals & governments, including the drive diversity committee held at the House of Lords. She has spoken across the globe in Africa, Asia, US, Europe, Middle East etc. which has included UK Parliament, University of Cambridge and University of Oxford. Her professional experience combined with her exuberant personality makes her a sought-after public speaker of the highest calibre.
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