Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire | Top 100 Women Execs Globally 2020 | Cranfield Top 50 | #TechWomen100 | #FTHERoes18 | #MT35under35 With 20 years of experience in Strategy and Innovation within Global Banking and Financial Services, Bijna serves the Boards of The Inclusive Companies Network, FinTech Connect, CIONet, Generation Success and Cajigo. Bijna advises / advocates for a diversified portfolio of Business, Technology, Social Impact, I&D causes. She has spoken to global audiences at Deloitte, Edinburgh DataFest, Amazon, Sky, Lloyds Banking Group, Universities (Auburn, BPP, Edinburgh, De Montfort, Imperial College, Oxford, Sheffield), Appway, CIO NEXT, Bloomberg, Retail Banking Forum Europe, FinTech Connect, Bold Strategy Summit, EveryWoman India, The Next Gen Project and others. She serves as a Host / Judge / Speaker for a portfolio of events and awards including the Inclusive Companies Awards, Dublin Tech Summit, The Diversity in Tech Awards powered by Microsoft for Startups and HiyaMee. Bijna is featured various publications including the following books: The Ultimate Professional Networker's Guidebook Volume 1 (2019) and Women Kind: Unlocking the power of women supporting women (2018). Bijna has been appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (2020) by Her Majesty, The Queen. She has been recognised, for the third consecutive year (2020) by Yahoo Finance and Involve People as one of the Top 100 Women Executives across all industries and sectors globally. Bijna has also been appreciated as follows: Bijna was named Britain’s Rising Star, UK Women of Inspiration awards (2019), #29 in the Worlds Top 100 Women Execs by Yahoo and HERoes (2019), one of Top 50 Women to Watch (2019) by Cranfield University, #EMRoleModels19 Top 100 Ethnic Minority Executives (2019), Innovate Finance Women in Fintech Powerlist (2019-18), one of the #TechWomen100 (2019), as 'Business Role Model of the Year' by the Women in IT Awards & Amazon (2019), by the Lloyds Banking Group Top 100 BAME Role Models List (2019, 2018) as a 'Global Champion' (#60) of the Top 100 Executive #FTHERoes18 by the Financial Times (2018), with an Honorary Doctorate from De Montfort University (2018), by felicitation at the House of Lords (UK), at the NRI Pride of India World Summit (2017) for 'Making India Proud'. Bijna is credited as one of the Top 50 Visionary Young Leaders in Business, by Henley Business School (2017), one of 35 leading British Business Women under 35, by Management Today, Accenture and The Telegraph (2015) and has received recognition with 15 further honours including the National Diversity Awards (2012) and the Asian Women of Achievement Awards (2010). Bijna is also the International Women’s Day Young Achiever of the Year (2006).