WIC Promotions

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Discover BestSecret with our special £20 welcome voucher

  BestSecret…. The best kept Secret in Fashion Women in the City has teamed up with super EXCLUSIVE shopping club BestSecret. Membership is through referral only allowing BestSecret to secure some amazing discounts on amazing designer items from some of our favourite brands. We loved them so much, we couldn’t help but secure membership for […]

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The Digital Woman: The vital role of women in the digital era

    HEC Paris Executive Education, HEC Women UK, Women in the City, PWN London and Business O Féminin  invite you to a very special women’s event: The Digital Woman |The vital role of women in the digital era. When, where, what time? Thursday 26th March London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 33 Queen Street, […]

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Returns on the MBA investment for women as positive as for men

Women may have a real higher opportunity cost and a perceived lower future return In almost every country in the world, women make up the majority of graduates, and yet once they enter the workforce they fade away. The higher up the organisational hierarchy you go, the smaller the proportion of women. It is against […]

WIC Awards News

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Encouraging Equality Award recognises male diversity champion Nick Thompson

  (Left to right: Victoria O’Farrell, Mohammed Hussain, David Emanuel, Tanya Brick, David Howorth, Gary Zetter, Gwen Rhys) Women in the City, in partnership with the BIFM’s Women in FM (WIFM) group, successfully launched a UK-wide Encouraging Equality Award, and we’re delighted to crown Nick Thompson, divisional managing director for Sodexo, this year’s winner. Timed […]

Women in the City News

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H E L P!!! Bail Gwen Rhys out of The Tower

As the Master Glass Seller, our Founder and CEO, Gwen Rhys,  has been invited by the Lord Mayor, Alderman Alan Yarrow and the Lady Mayoress to be Jailed & Bailed at The Tower on 19 June. Get Gwen out NOW The day starts at 10.30am with coffee in the Mansion House but she’ll hardly have […]

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Sheryl Sandberg said “lean in” and now …

In January we asked you to provide a caption for this great image of Baroness Scotland, the keynote speaker at our 2014 Annual Celebration Lunch and Sheriff Adler who made presentations to the Award Winners. Our Winner is Anne Brown, Legal Executive, Fladgate LLP with the caption: Sheryl Sandberg said “Lead In”.  I leant in […]

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Recent Reports

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Women in business: the path to leadership

Latest research shows the UK being outstripped by Eastern Europe when it comes to the number of women in the boardroom. What can we do to raise our almost static figures out of the doldrums? For more than 10 years, Grant Thornton’s International Business Report has been charting the number of senior female executives in […]

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This isn’t about fixing our women says EY report

In December 2008, EY ran its first female-specific leadership programme in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA). A lot has been written about the positives and negatives of running female-only leadership programmes. Some of the pushback against such programmes suggests that It stigmatises women. It fails to engage the men on the challenges […]

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Gender diversity in the Boardroom: Reach for the top

The Gender Diversity in the boardroom: reach for the top report from HR professional body CIPD has advised gender diversity quotas should be voluntary, despite proposals in Brussels calling for mandatory quotas. According to the EU proposals, mandatory quotas should be introduced across the EU to achieve 40% gender representation of non-executive board members. CIPD’s […]