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Women in 40s earning 34% less than men

Being a women costs 14 more years at work New salary figures show that a ‘mid-life pay crisis’ is hitting female managers, with women aged 40-plus earning 34% less than men. To earn the same as a male manager over a career, a woman would have to work the equivalent of over 14 years more […]


Why businesses should watch out for female leaders

By Sharron Gunn, ICAEW Executive Director, Commercial Yesterday’s reshuffle is being hailed as David Cameron’s attempt to make his cabinet less male, less pale – and more female. But attention on the rise, or lack of, female leaders isn’t just reserved for front-line politics, but for businesses too. When the financial crisis hit and bank […]


Patrice Merrin becomes NED of last all male FTSE100 company

Glencore Plc ended its status as the only FTSE-100 company without a woman on its board by appointing Canadian mining executive Patrice Merrin an independent non- executive director . Merrin, 65, is a former of chief operating officer at nickel and energy producer Sherritt International Corp. and chief executive officer of Luscar Ltd., the largest […]


DLA Piper is recognised for diversity initiative

DLA Piper’s diversity initiative Leadership Alliance for Women (LAW) has been named as the Best Gender Diversity Initiative by an International Firm at the Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards. DLA Piper was also named as the Best Firm for Women in Business Law in Norway, Poland and Ukraine at the ceremony, while litigation and […]

Women in the City News

Karla Gowlett

Two winners announced for 2014 Future Leaders Award

After an unprecedented raft of incredible nominees, this year’s Judging Panel found it impossible to select one overall winner from the 5 Finalists. After hours of deliberation, the panel agreed that both Dr Deborah Gill (Interim Director, UCL Medical School, University College London) and Naomi Bowman (Senior Manager, Governance & Operations – Group Monitor Liaison […]


Janet Thomas WOA Award Financial Services Category Judge

We’re delighted that Janet Thomas our 2009 Woman of Achievement Financial Services Category Winnner has agreed to be a Judge for this year’s Financial Services Category. Janet is currently Managing Director of Infinity Capital Partners and President of Women in Banking and Finance. She was previously Head of EMEA Prime Brokerage FX Sales at Bank […]

Women in the City Awards Trophy

Woman of Achievement Award open for nominations

Launched in 2007, the Women in the City Future Leaders Award recognises senior level women who are actively supporting the progress of women in their organisations and business sector. This year as well as going national, we’ve made some changes in the award categories and are seeking nominations for the following categories (roles/functions include but […]


Women in the City Programme Manager wins Lord Mayor’s Cupcake Competition

Marianne Bosak created 6 amazing cupcakes for the competition held as part of the City’s Giving Day on 11 July to win The Lord Mayor’s Favourite category .  Each cupcake was decorated with a Griffin in the style of the logo designed specially for the fundraising initiative.  Alongside 5 of the cupcake Griffins were two […]

Women in the City Champions Club News

Women In The City

Joining fee waived until 31 August on Champions Club

As part of the Club you’ll be actively championing the work of Women in the City and be at the heart of our continued progress and long-term development.  Your commitment is instrumental in steering WIC to continue to be a leading organisation in promoting, recognising and rewarding female talent. Our Champions are intelligent, thoughtful and […]

Recent Reports


Revised Code of Conduct for Executive Search Firms to support gender diversity

Codes of Practice and Accreditation Process revised in July 2014 taking into account the recommendations made following an independent review undertaken by Charlotte Sweeney Associates that tested the integrity of the Voluntary Code of Conduct and its impact. The Code was drawn up by the executive search community in 2011 in response to the recommendations […]


The Career Paradox for UK Career Women

A significant minority of working women still feel that their gender acts as a barrier to career progression. According to a recent survey conducted by career-coaching providers Talking Talent, 44% of more than 1,000 respondents feel that their gender has hindered, or will hinder, their career prospects. Advertising and engineering were rated as the worst […]