Mentoring: How to grow your personal resilience

Mentoring: How to grow your personal resilience


June 22


11:00 am - 12:30 pm



Forward Ladies

Join us on Zoom to hear from Julie Ashmore, COO of Muse Finance on the importance of resilience and how to grow your own.

Julie has over 35 years’ experience in banking and finance, had two children in 400 days and has skied to both Poles – all things which demand a high level of resilience!

Drawing from real life experiences she will answer the following questions during the session amongst many others

  • What do we mean by resilience and why is it important?
  • I’m just not a resilient person, can I learn to be one?
  • What’s the relationship between failure and resilience?
  • How can resilience improve physical and mental health?

About Julie Ashmore

Julie Ashmore is the recently appointed (May 2023) Chief Operating Officer for Muse Finance, a working capital business finance provider.

With three decades of experience in fintech, Julie was previously CEO of NatWest Rapid Cash, where she led a 50-strong team which grew the client base more than 700x in just over two years. Whilst at the helm, Julie developed the leading digital working capital product at NatWest to include digitising the full end-to-end process, making working capital easy for clients to access as well as operationally efficient for the bank.

Prior to NatWest Rapid Cash, Julie was Commercial Director at GrowthStreet, a UK-based FinTech providing an overdraft alternative for working capital needs. Julie was responsible for developing distribution channels and growing market share, such that the business achieved 300% growth in its loan book in just 18 months.

Julie has also held other senior leadership roles, including at HSBC as Head of SME Lending and at Bibby Financial Services as Managing Director in the South West. Her final role at Bibby was as UK Operations Director, where she led a global change programme focussing on improving customer journeys and efficiency within operations as a whole.

Julie lives in Berkshire and has 2 children (born within 400 days of each other!)