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"Fear is totally normal" with Adriana Ennab

Career Returners Podcast – Episode #9

5th May 2021

Adriana Ennab enjoyed a varied and successful career in investment banking, working in New York, London and Tokyo in her early career. She took a 16-year career break from banking during which time she not only brought up her 3 children but also seized the opportunity to set up her own businesses, enjoy higher education again as well as explore other interests such as the arts, yoga and drumming!

But after 16 years away from investment banking, Adriana began to miss her previous professional career and looked for ways to return. She found her route back in via Credit Suisse’s first UK ‘Real Returns’ programme in 2014.  Encouraged to explore different opportunities during the programme, she moved away from trading and product management into the new area of public policy. Six years later, Adriana’s career has continued to flourish and she is now Director of Public Policy with a strong advocacy focus on Digital and Innovation areas.

“Understand [your career] is never a straight path. And the best outcomes that I’ve had is because I did not say this is how I wanted to be”.

Hear Adriana’s inspiring story and how as a strong believer in championing other women, she also mentors other women returners joining Credit Suisse, and helps them to navigate their own return to work.

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