Meena Lakshmanan is a Partner and Head of Investment Solutions at Vestra Wealth. She is a key member of the Investment Committee and has established the Hedge Fund Advisory Service. Previously, Meena worked at Russell Investment Group as a member of the Hedge Fund and European Equity team, working on quantitative analysis including risk management, portfolio construction and alpha generation. Following this Meena was an Asset Manager for GLG Partners LP, covering risk management, asset allocation and quantitative strategies, working closely with the Quant Team to design new alpha strategies. Meena began her investment career as a hedge fund analyst and asset allocator at Atlas Capital Ltd. She has a PhD in Operations Research from Cambridge.
Sarah-Jane Butler is the founder of Parental Choice a one stop advice and childcare search service for professionals looking for the right childcare to fit their careers. In 2014, she was recognised by Brummell Magazine as one of the City’s Top Inspirational Entrepreneurs.
Aside from running the business, Sarah-Jane is also a Changemaker supporting Working Families and is a member of the Regulation Matters campaign working towards the regulation of domestic care in the home. She has been involved with Government consultations on childminder agencies as well as speaking publicly at Government policy briefings on topics such as “Bridging the Gender Equality Gap - The Future Role of Women” and the “Back to Work for Women” programme. She has attended several HR summits in her role as director of Parental Choice, including speaking at the Institute of Director’s “Women in Business” conference in 2014. Sarah-Jane also presents at law firms, banks and corporates on family friendly benefits, childcare options and businesses’ family rights and obligations at work including flexible working, talent retention and shared parental leave reforms.
Cara Sayer is an award winning entrepreneur an micro business champion. Cara invented SnoozeShade which started a whole new product category in the British nursery industry. SnoozeShade Original is Britain's best-selling sun and sleep shade. The range has won multiple awards for innovation and product design. SnoozeShade products are sold by all of the UK's leading nursery retailers including John Lewis, JoJo MamanBebe, Tesco and Mothercare.