Media Release Australia Media Release September 15, 2022

Deutsche Bank's 14th Women in Banking & Finance Annual Forum in Sydney

On Tuesday 25 October, Deutsche Bank will host its 14th Annual Forum, in partnership with Women in Banking & Finance in Sydney featuring:

  • Lauren Jackson AO OLY, Four-time Olympian, Professional Basketball player, Head of Women in Basketball, Basketball Australia
  • Gabrielle Trainor AO Chair, Construction Industry Culture Task Force; Executive Committee, the Committee for Sydney

The past few years have profoundly changed many aspects of our lives and there seems no better time to consider new possibilities. Join us to hear from our panel as they discuss how they are approaching the ‘new normal’ with a fresh perspective. Adam Spencer will  moderate what promises to be an insightful and inspiring conversation.

As a Diamond Member of WiBF, Deutsche Bank has been proud to host this event since its launch in 2009, having presented over 50 leaders from politics, business, innovation, the not-for-profit sector, and the arts, each year tackling challenges facing the business world.


Gabrielle Trainor is a non-executive director and advisor whose experience covers more than twenty-five years on boards in the public and private sectors. Her background is as a lawyer, newspaper journalist and public sector executive and she had a long career as a consultant in issues management, stakeholder engagement and public policy. She has conducted and been part of several expert reviews on governance and organisational culture issues for government agencies. Her current appointments include as an AFL Commissioner and board roles with WAM Global, the Western Parkland City Authority, the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (Vic), construction company Built, and the City Renewal Authority (ACT).

Lauren Jackson is recognised as one of the finest women basketballers of all time. A four-time Olympian, and WNBA and WNBL champion, she is the first Australian player of either gender to play on an international level. Lauren is known for her inherent leadership capabilities including the captaincy of the National women’s basketball team to multiple wins and her ambassadorial roles with a focus on empowering women in sport, and as a Champion for Gender Equality for the Australian National Committee for United Nations Women.

Moderator - Adam Spencer likes to describe himself as “nowhere near Australia’s best mathematician - but possibly it’s best known”. Adam was completing a PhD in Pure Mathematics at the University of Sydney when he won a national Raw Comedy championship with Triple J, Australia’s youth radio station. He went on to become one of Australia’s most respected, wittiest and thought-provoking breakfast radio commentators across Triple J and later ABC 702. 

Visit the WiBF website to register for the event now. 

About WiBF and Deutsche Bank's involvement

Deutsche Bank is proud to be a Diamond Member of Women in Banking and Finance (WiBF).  Women in Banking and Finance (WiBF) is an established not-for-profit organisation that supports the professional development of women in the banking and finance sectors. Deutsche Bank has hosted the WiBF Annual Forum since its launch in 2009 as an important part of our global commitment to diversity and inclusion.