About The Speaker
Sonal Lakhani is Global Head of Programmes and Strategic Partnership within the Group Innovation Office at Barclays, unlocking opportunities for Barclays to generate new net revenue and build an equitable tech ecosystem. Sonal lead the global flagship programme, Barclays Accelerator powered by Techstars, a 13 week programme to support, mentor and grow early stage growth FinTech companies. She also leads the Female Innovators Lab by Barclays and Anthemis, a venture studio for early-stage/idea-stage female founded start-ups. In addition, Sonal co-created ‘Female Founders First by Barclays and Techstars’, the first global, virtual, scale up programme that Barclays ran aimed at supporting female founders in their next level of growth.