Quintet X is a series of powerful, unique conversations exploring definitions of a richer life. For our third conversation in the series, Maria Leistner – the trailblazing lawyer who was appointed Group Chief Legal Officer at Quintet Private Bank in 2019, and Alexandra Wilson – a junior barrister and legal star-in-the-making at 5SAH chambers in London, compare their shared experiences of succeeding in traditionally male-dominated industries, and making an impact, as advocates of diversity.
In spite of the lockdowns across Europe, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the filming of this conversation took place against the odds in January 2021. Between Zurich and London, the remote crews and creative teams managed to work together as if they were one team, in one location. In the same way, despite their differences and their physical distance from each other, these two remarkable women, Alexandra and Maria, shared a deep-seated connection, united by their mutual passion and belief in the power of mentorship and role models in advancing diversity.