Lily Lapenna

Lily is an entrepreneur and thought leader in the social impact and leadership sectors. She is founder, former CEO and Chair of MyBnk a global financial inclusion organisation which supports young people to become financially resilient and work ready. MyBnk’s innovative work has won awards for excellence, most recently by the Centre for Social Justice and The Observer. After having successfully campaigned to include financial education into the UK school curriculum, Lily now sits on the Financial Capability Strategy Board.

She is an advisor for the UK and USA governments and for academic institutions like Oxford University and spends her time consulting and coaching for entrepreneurs and leaders. As an authentic public speaker, storyteller and commentator, Lily delivers over 60 speaking engagements a year that include keynotes, workshops and panels. She speaks about entrepreneurship, sales, system change leadership and social impact for a range of organisations, from academic institutions to businesses. Lily delivers speeches in English, Italian and French.

The World Economic Forum honoured Lily as a Young Global Leader recognising her system changing approach to social innovation and impact. In 2017 Queen Elizabeth II honoured Lily with an MBE in recognition of her work in financial services and entrepreneurship.