Christine Bamford

CEO, Women's Coin | Founder, Stepping Up Diversity Education

Christine Bamford

Christine describes herself as a social entrepreneur and digital innovator. She is Founder and Chief Executive of Women’s Coin cryptocurrency for social good. And Founder of Stepping Up Diversity Education. She is Visiting Professor at Edinburgh Napier University Business School Visit

Global Leader
Christine was nominated Top 2021 50 Global Digital Innovators, 2020 Industry Era Best 10 Female leaders, Top 10 Global Female Fintech Humanitarian company: Women at the Top – leading crypto-currencies Sunday Times on 15th December 2019.

Christine is currently exploring with Edinburgh Napier University School of computer science the patent for her new innovation of a blockchain career passport

Tokenisation for Social Value
Women’s coin has curated a crypto currency (for good) Profits generated through the sale of the can are used to support charitable aims of empowering virtual education. Dependent on investment Women’s Coin fiat credit card will un alongside the digital coin

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion. and the Environment
Christine’s passion for diversity and empowerment led to the creation of Stepping Up Diversity Leadership Programme as part of One City vision for Bristol.  Stepping Up has scooped National Awards including the prestigious CIPD People Management Award Overall winner, PPMA, LGA.  300 diverse leaders will have completed the programme by end 2021 Sister programme “Horumar” for Somali Women has made significant impact within the Somali community during Covid. Featured by BBC News, 60 Somali women have graduated from the programme, many setting up their own social enterprises.

Stepping Up is supported by an eco-system of over 100 partners offering support and mentoring – including global corporates such as Cisco Systems, Google, HP, Mitre, KPMG and EY.   Partners benefit by improving their CSR, ED&I and ESG targets.  As part of a global network – partners and participants work as an eco-system supporting the environment contributing to the United Nations Sustainable development goals.

Stepping Up Diverse Education is now delivering “Inclusive leadership portfolio of products” in the West Midlands and Scotland.  Other regions are expected to become part of the network during 2022-23–inclusion-initiative-

Public Sector Leader Prior to embarking on her journey as a social entrepreneur Christine was Director in the Welsh Government Health and Social Services leading organisation transformation, health reform and leadership development She held budget responsibilities circa £10 million and led Parliamentary Bill team.  She later progressed to become also Director of the Leadership Agency for NHS Wales delivering improvement in leadership capability and patient care.

Wider Information World Health Organisation – Consultancy Assignment UAEStudied human resources at Stanford University, California and Public Health at Harvard Business School, MPhil at International Management Centre, Alumni Ashridge Business School UK

Christine has produced articles and learning materials on Mentoring, virtual action learning, stretch assignments, inclusive leadership, and career passport


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