MY NAME IS JANE KARCZEWSKI AND I AM MANAGING DIRECTOR OF CITI, MARRIED TO A FRENCHMAN AND HAVE THREE CHILDREN.
I was educated in Northampton, England, studied European Studies with French and German at University of Kent in Canterbury. I danced from the age of four and nearly became a professional dancer! Music and dance is still my passion.
I spotted and acted upon career opportunities along the way via working in the VIP lounge in Nice Airport, then a Hedge Fund in Monaco, then senior roles in MS, DB and now Citi in London.
Today I have been helping with my four-year-old's homework and organising a large diversity corporate event for Citi.
My parents named me Jane because my surname was complicated to learn how to spell. They liked a short name that was feminine, strong and could not be abbreviated or changed.
I know three other Janes.
I agreed to be part of this project because I am proud of being a Jane.
I'm not plain Jane, I am tenacious Jane!