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Citymothers and Cityfathers are part of Cityparents Ltd, run by Louisa Symington-Mills (CEO and Founder) and Helen Beedham (Head of Corporate Affairs)
Louisa Symington-Mills established Citymothers in November 2012, and Cityfathers in April 2014. Over the past 10 years, Louisa established a strong career in banking and finance as a top-3 Extel-ranked sell-side analyst covering listed alternative investment funds at Royal Bank of Scotland and then Jefferies, following the sale of RBS Hoare Govett. She subsequently becoming Chief Operating Officer at LPEQ (www.LPEQ.com), an international association of listed private equity companies. Prior roles were held at M&G Investment Management and a multi-family office. Louisa works part-time and remotely, and lives in Dubai with her husband Mark and daughter Rose, born January 2012, and son Laurence, born August 2013. She runs Citymothers & Cityfathers in her spare time and contributes regularly to The Telegraph online covering women, networking, work and business topics.
Louisa was named one of the Global Finance 50 for 2015 by ICAEW and has received a number of awards recognising her work at Cityparents including:
- Winnner: Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2015 Social Enterprise (UK) of the Year
- Winner: 2015 Inclusive Networks Awards Professional Network of the Year
- Winner: 2015 Efinancial News Editor’s Choice Award for Excellence
- Shortlisted: European Diversity Awards 2015 Campaigner of the Year
Helen Beedham worked in management consulting for 15 years, primarily full-time and subsequently part-time. She helped major corporate and Government clients to implement organisational, HR and people-related changes. Prior to consulting, she worked for the Director of Operations at Harrods. She is married with two step-children aged 19 and 21 and a daughter aged 4, and lives in Kent. After leaving consulting in 2011, she juggled full-time parenting with establishing a micro-bakery business and giving language coaching. Helen is enjoying her return to the corporate world in her new role at Cityparents, and is also on the Committee for the Women’s Network at Trinity College Cambridge.
Mena McMahon is a Market Manager within Transaction Services Product at RBS and she has almost 20 years experience in the Financial Service industry. Mena studied computer programming and systems analysis at the Dublin Institute of Technology and she started her career with a role in IT with ABN AMRO Bank in Dublin in 1994. In 1997 she relocated to their head office in Amsterdam to join their Global Transaction Services division. In 2005 Mena moved to ABN AMRO Bank in London as part of a compliance project role and in 2007 Mena joined the Transactions Services Product team and is now part of the RBS Group. Mena lives in Surrey, is married to Simon and has two young boys aged 4 and 2.