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Nominate a City hero for the Extra Mile Awards

Jul 26th 2016

Do you know a City hero who goes the 'extra mile' to make the world a better place?

The City’s trade newspaper Financial News is looking to celebrate them through the Extra Mile awards.

The list aims to draw from every corner of finance, from the boardroom to the mailroom.

Last year's list included inspirational stories such as Citi employee and former refugee Mustapha Gore, who built a school in Bombo, Uganda, as a way of thanking the people of the town for their kindness when he took shelter from the Sudan civil war as a child.

He told FN: "I never forget the kindness I was shown as a refugee."

Also on last year's list was Sarah Hodgson of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, regarded as an inspirational figure at the bank for the way she handled her gender transition; a Barclays banker who set up a mountain bike academy in one of the most deprived communities in South Africa; and a former Accenture executive who helps Indian women become self-sufficient with "poultry toolkits" of chicks, feed and training on how to look after them.

If you know someone who deserves to be in the Extra Mile 2016 then email contributions@efinancialnews.com

 

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