Vice Chair, SC Executive Coaching
Sylvana is a Leadership Consultant, Executive Coach, Facilitator of Peer Advisory Circles and Trainer. She is asked to participate in discussion panels on leadership, and diversity and inclusion and to facilitate workshops at international conferences. She is a frequent contributor to thought leadership and was commissioned to write “My Win, your loss” or the Zero Sum Game: The Mindset of Financial Markets Executives for the International Journal of Coaching in Organizations™.
Sylvana established her business in London in 2004, following a 15-year career in global investment banking. She was the first female equity analyst and portfolio manager at Bankers Trust Australia and was promoted to Executive Vice President. She became the Global Sector Head responsible for equity research teams in Retail and Business Services, and Financials.
Sylvana was the Founding Chair of Advance in the UK, a global network for Australian Professionals and is an Advance Lifetime Ambassador. She is a Past President of Women in Banking and Finance (WIBF) and served on the Advisory Board. Sylvana was a member of the Diversity Advisory Panel to the Lord Mayor of the City of London in 2013-14 and a member of the Tomorrow’s Company Global Leadership Forum where she contributed to the report Tomorrow’s Global Leaders: How to build a culture that ensures women reach the top.
Sylvana cares about creating opportunities for disadvantaged children. She was a mentor to the residents of The Rugby Portobello Trust and is a Trustee of the Friends of the Rose Bowl, a Youth Centre on the New River Estate in London. She is also actively involved in developing future leaders as a coach for Uprising, a national youth development organisation and she mentors Masters Students at Regent’s University.
Sylvana has a B.Ec(Hons) and M.Ec(Hons) from the University of Sydney. She is also a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation and is certified in Conversational Intelligence®. She is trained in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC)™ and has a Diploma in Coaching Excellence in Organizations (CEO)™ and Certificates in Cultural Transformation Tools® and Executive Team Alignment.
IWF Board Activities
Sylvana is Vice Chair, heading our Communications and co- chair of our Storytelling (Leadership Stories) special Interest Group.