Summer 2019 – New TO THE NETWORK!
We are expanding the Rising Network community and introducing Rising Network ‘Chapters’ – led by our Chapter Leads who sit within the Leadership Team for each Chapter. Our chapters are local communities to connect, inspire and empower women, each with their own calendar of events, workshops and activities for women in the local area.
Chapter Leads work together to shape the direction of the network in their local area and work closely with the Rising Network to create events, activities and initiative in the chapter. If you are interested in becoming a Chapter Lead and would like more information, get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.
More Chapter Leads to be announced soon!
Zara Janjua – Chapter Lead
TV Presenter, Journalist, Actor, Comedian and Writer
Zara Janjua is a TV presenter, journalist, actor, comedian and writer. She presented national news programmes, RTS award-winning daytime, cookery, sport and comedy shows; recently hosting BBC’s The Comedy Underground. Zara won a spot in the BBC’s Comedy Writer’s Room 2019/20 and is now writing for some of the channel’s biggest and best comedy shows. Zara has written and performed in sketches on STV’s Late Show and regularly performs stand-up in comedy clubs and festivals around the UK. As an actor, she has appeared in theatre productions and she has fronted adverts and global campaigns for Liz Earle Skincare.
She moved to London to work in TV production as a producer and director. In 2019 she celebrated a BAFTA and NTA win on ITV’s This Morning team. She specialises in branded editorial video production as a creative producer and director, winning awards for content she produced at New York Gay Pride for Stonewall 50. Zara is a corporate and charity event host and commentator for global events, fundraisers and charity dinners. She helped First Minister Nicola Sturgeon launch the Gender Pay Gap Action Plan in Scotland and fronted a global fashion launch between Harris Tweed Hebrides and Pakistani fashion designer HSY. She is an after-dinner speaker on women’s rights, mental health and comedy & confidence; writing bespoke comedy routines for events. She often presents or reports segments on TV, radio and podcasts.
Lailany Sierra – Engagement Lead
Head of People Solutions, Chanel
Lailany Sierra is currently the Head of People Solutions at CHANEL and is responsible for facilitating organizational transformation as the company adopts new digital HR technologies. Leveraging her extensive experience in managing human resources operations and systemic implementations, she leads the team who oversee the global Human Capital Management system including the design and execution of modifications which drive efficiencies and effectiveness and enhance the employee experience whilst building the appropriate strategic roadmap, governance structure and operational model to support the ongoing technological evolution.
Prior to joining CHANEL, Lailany Sierra was the Vice President of Human Resources at IgnitionOne, a digital marketing technology company with over 450 employees in 17 offices across 10 countries. Lailany was responsible for all global human capital programs and initiatives, ensuring that the practices implemented embraced the creative and entrepreneurial start-up culture. Previously, Lailany spent 12 years in Human Resources leadership roles in the entertainment industry. Lailany was the Director of Human Resources for IMAX Corporation based in Los Angeles and prior to that spent nearly a decade at ESPN and The Walt Disney Company as an HR Business Partner supporting the media and entertainment divisions in the United States as well as Europe and Asia. Lailany has lived in several metropolitan cities and most recently relocated to London in 2018. Lailany is a Board Member and Treasurer at Workforce Professionals Training Institute and at United Way United Kingdom. She has also participated in the Baruch College Executives on Campus mentoring program and served as a volunteer Career Coach at Dress for Success.
Lailany holds an MBA from the Zicklin School of Business, a BBA from Baruch College, City University of New York and an Associate degree from Monroe College.
Eliana Triggiani – Project and Programme Lead
Global Category Manager and Business Partner, AstraZeneca
Eliana is an enthusiastic individual with strong passion in supporting women in thriving in life or business. She has several years’ experience in blue-chip organizations working on Supplier innovation projects in Clinical and Manufacturing. Eliana holds an M.Sc. in Management Engineering and a Project Management and Innovation specialization from Polytechnic of Milan and Polytechnic of Barcelona.
She is passioned about innovation and coaching. She holds a coaching and mindfulness certification alongside SixSigma belt which are optimum combination for supporting people in their innovation journey. Eliana is a proactive person with an eye for creativity with a desire for shaking things up, strong thought leadership, entrepreneurial style and innovation experience.
In her free time, she enjoys networking, volunteering business mentoring for young ladies and organizing TEDx events in London. She also enjoy travelling and cooking, dancing tango and practicing yoga.
Lin Yue – President
Executive Director, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Lin is an Executive Director on the UK institutional business team in Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Her role involves growing and managing key relationships across the UK institutional investor base. Day to day, she represents the firm and works closely with Chief Investment Officers, Pensions Directors, CFOs from FTSE 350 companies and Charities.
She is an industry advocate for enhancing cultural understanding, women leadership and diversity and inclusion among the broader business community, both with her clients at Goldman Sachs and as the Chair of the 48 Group Club Young Icebreakers.
Lin was the winner of the “Excellence in Banking” award at the Chinese Business Leaders Awards 2016 and was recognized in Brummell’s 2017 list of the most inspirational women in the City of London. In 2019, she was listed as one of the 50 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders by EMpower and one of top 10 Future Leaders for HERoes Women Role Model.
Lin graduated with an MSc in Experimental Psychology from Oxford University with a special focus on Behavioural Finance.
Carmen Campos – Project and Programme Lead
Project Manager, Sartorius Stedim
Carmen joined Sartorius Stedim Biotech (formerly TAP Biosystems) in 2014. In her current role, she manages the programme development and product lifecycle activities of a novel automated technology for Life Science Research and Biopharmaceutical applications.
Prior to that, Carmen has led a wide range of projects since finished her Industrial Engineering MSc in 2009 such as Collaborative European research projects to develop engineering solutions for railway and renewable energy sectors. Carmen has also worked in a manufacturing environment, delivering Lean manufacturing projects to increase the company’s production output. All these experiences has given her a broad outlook of the different stages of project and product development, from concept to implementation in operations.
Carmen is also a passionate STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) Ambassador and promotes STEM subjects among young people to highlight the benefits and versatility of a career in Engineering and Technology. She participates with Sartorius in the Children Challenging Industry Progamme which provides a dynamic link between education and industry in primary schools across the country.
Furthermore, Carmen is a Member of the Association of Project Managers (APM) and in her free time she enjoys attending Rising Network events, doing Pilates and entertaining her 2 year old twin boys.
Carmen comments: “It is a privilege to be part of the Rising Network’s leadership team as a Chapter Lead. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage with other women and to make a positive contribution to their ‘professional’ and ‘personal’ life projects”.