Enterprise Enfield Board Director Awarded OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List!
Enterprise Enfield Board Director, Heather Melville, has just been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her services to gender equality. Heather is Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Royal Bank of Scotland Group and a Founder and Global Chair of the RBS Focused Women's Network which has over 12,000 members in 33 countries. She has already received significant recognition for her work championing women in business. In 2012, she was named as one of the top 100 women in the world making a difference to the economic empowerment of women in The International Alliance for Women (TAIW) Award which recognises amazing individuals whose efforts have advanced the economic empowerment of women locally, regionally or worldwide whether they are well known or "unsung heroines".
A graduate of the IBM business school, Heather has worked in the financial sector for 30 years and has a wealth of professional and personal experience and was recently recognised one of the EMpower Top 100 Ethnic Minority Leaders in partnership with the Financial Times. She is firmly committed to supporting the growth of small and medium sized businesses and offers her time and expertise voluntarily to Enterprise Enfield's Board of Directors to assist with the development of valuable business growth and support services in the region. She says:
' I am so humbled to be recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours . It's great publicity in support of my work with women in business, from start ups to corporates! Knowing how much women contribute to the UK economy keeps me motivated in making sure we have the right infrastructure to help them grow. It's also a great opportunity to engage our male leaders in becoming agents of change '