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As Co-Chair of Barclays’ Black Professionals Forum, Zainab is responsible for shaping the group’s strategy as well as engaging senior leaders from across the firm to develop Barclays’ wider Race agenda. In her previous role as Deputy Chair she oversaw career progression and colleague development initiatives, including an internal colleague mentoring program and personal development workshops. Zainab also acts as Co-Lead for the Black Professionals Forum’s Sixth Form mentoring program, which delivers development workshops to students from South East London, pairing them with a mentor within Barclays and offering them work experience with the aim of creating a diverse talent pipeline. Outside of Barclays, Zainab is one of eight authors that make up the A Quick Ting On (2021) book series which will explore topics relating to Black British history and culture. In 2020 she won the category of Rising Star in Financial Services at the Black British Business Awards.

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