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Women at height of earning power at the age of 34

Women reach the height of their earning power at the age of 34, while men’s salaries continue to rise until they are 50. The figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest that the difference stems from women returning to work part-time after having children. The average woman today reaches an earning peak of £13.19 […]


Rethink What You “Know” About High-Achieving Women

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the admission of women to Harvard Business School’s MBA program, the authors of a new report, who have spent more than 20 years studying professional women, set out to learn what HBS graduates had to say about work and family and how their experiences, attitudes, and decisions […]


Counting every woman: gender diversity in the capital markets’

The European capital markets industry risks losing its competitive edge if it doesn’t embrace the importance of gender diversity at the most senior levels. The latest report from New Financial takes a snapshot of female representation on boards and executive committees at 220 organisations across 11 sectors in the financial markets – with some predictably […]

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Celebration Lunch 2014

12th Celebration Lunch had that “WOW” factor

There was the usual buzz and energy at the 12th Annual Celebration Lunch on 28 November.  You can view all the images on Flickr. Held at Plaisterers’ Hall in the heart of the City of London. Guests were inspired by both our Keynote Speaker, Baroness Scotland, QC and our Award Winners.  Here is a selection […]

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Women in the City partners with BestSecret

At the Women in the City Lunch, we were delighted to announced that Women in the City is now partnered with BestSecret, a super elite members-only shopping portal that can only be accessed through our special link. With savings of up to 80% on luxury fashion brands at BestSecret, there’s no reason not to treat […]

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From Evolution to Revolution: The Time is Now for women in financial services

There have long been concerns about the lack of women at the senior levels in financial services. Many have suggested that the excessive risk taking and mistreatment of customers in the pre-2007 boom were caused by the overwhelming masculinity of the industry. That’s not the whole story, of course. The crisis had many causes. And […]


Austerity affects women’s sector organisations disproportionately

From leading women’s suffrage at the start of the 20th century to the development of the Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation Acts in the 21st, a dedicated community of women’s organisations – together forming the women’s sector – have been instrumental in promoting the rights of women in the UK and enabling women to […]