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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Speaker Series: 2013 Global Women’s Executive Summit

Judith Shepherd is Managing Director, Global General Counsel of Corporate and Investment Banking at Barclays Bank PLC and was a featured panelist at the 2013 Global Women’s Executive Summit.

Judith Shepherd, Managing Director, Global General Counsel of Corporate and Investment Banking, Barclays Bank PLC

As Managing Director, Global General Counsel of Corporate and Investment Banking at Barclays Bank PLC, Judith Shepherd oversees an influential legal team in investment banking. Holding the position since 2010, Judith has additional responsibility for governance and control. Previously, she served as General Counsel of Barclays' Global Retail and Commercial Banking division. Judith is based in London and is a member of both the Executive Committee and Operating Committee of Corporate and Investment Banking. She is also Executive Sponsor of the Investment Bank’s Women’s Initiatives Network in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. She assumed responsibility for Barclays Corporate in July 2011 and joined the Corporate and Investment Banking Executive Committee in October 2011. Judith came from private practice where she specialized in M&A, particularly public takeovers and cross-border securities issues.

Below, Judith provided insights on leadership and advice for rising professionals:

1. What can an aspiring leader learn from one of your professional mistakes?

Have the resilience to recover from your mistakes — almost everyone else will have forgotten long before you forgive yourself, BUT be certain to learn from them.

2. What other career path has always interested you?

Teaching. I have always considered education to be empowering for an individual and the most valuable asset you can give someone.

3. What drives your success?

Love of teamwork, fascination for how corporates work, and a strong desire to change things for the better.

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