Hiding Behind A Smile

Hiding Behind A Smile

We recently conducted a survey to uncover the challenges, needs and wants of the PD Alumni. The results were insightful, 100% of the respondents conveyed a strong desire to be accepted for who they are. Although our members are incredibly bright and confident young women, many (if not all) still struggle with showing their true selves. In a society that praises beauty, accomplishment, and wealth, it seems women will never be good enough unless they appear to have it all. Hiding behind a smile is among the key ways young women combat the pressures of superficiality to discover their passions, pleasures, and purposes.

Here at Pink Dynasty, we believe it is imperative to have honest discussions about anxiety and depression, there are so many people suffering in silence, too afraid to open up about their personal/professional challenges. Accordingly, we are keen to help our members and other young women manage stress, particularly during difficult times.

By providing everyday examples of women managing overwhelming expectations, this opens the door for candid, life-changing conversations about life and inspires young women to be themselves!


To take part in our #BehindMySmile campaign, please email [email protected]

Many thanks,

PD Management

Breaking the Glass Wall

Breaking the Glass Wall

It’s no secret that the financial services industry has a poor track record on female representation at the top. And yet there’s a growing recognition that gender diversity can bring a competitive advantage to corporations and investors in the sector as it undergoes massive technological and social change.

In an effort to help break the non-educational barriers to financial services professions, we have teamed up with CassonX, the consulting firm, and Starling Bank, to host an event exploring how women can forge leadership careers in Banking.

Date: Wednesday 27 June 2018

Time: 6pm for a 6.30pm start. Ending at 9pm

Venue: Starling Bank, 3rd Floor, 2 Finsbury Avenue, London EC2M 2PP

The event will be hosted by Anne Boden, Chief Executive of Starling Bank, who was recently named one of the most influential female leaders in the Financial Services and Tech world, for creating a successful mobile-only-bank from scratch.

Proceedings will kick off with an opening presentation from Anne Boden followed by a panel discussion with four special guest speakers, who will discuss their careers, share tips on how to succeed and offer solutions on how to sustain gender balance in the workplace. To close, there will be a networking session for all attendees with refreshments served until 8.45pm for a 9pm finish.

This event is open exclusively to those who operate in a Head of Operations, COO or relevant Recruitment or Diversity focused HR role in the Financial Services world. If you would like to attend, please send an email to [email protected]

Hope you can make it!


PD Management