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Reshuffle

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Better gender diversity might have cured what ails Deutsche Bank

Like most every other financial firm, Deutsche Bank has had its fair share of problems. FX and interest rate manipulation allegations, just to name a couple. So, how could they have avoided such calamities? More women, so suggests co-Chief Executive Anshu Jain. Speaking at a business school in Berlin, Jain said that greater gender diversity […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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Joining fee waived until 31 July 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 […]

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View and buy the moloh Autum 2014 collection

Join us on 12 August (6.30 – 8.30pm) for an evening of fizz at shopping at our moloh, 24 Pimlico Road, London SW1W 8LJ and view the all new Autumn 2014 collection. 10% discount on all items purchased on the night. Register your interest in attending

Recent Reports

TalkingTalent

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 […]

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Through both eyes – the case for a gender lens in STEM

The UK faces a worsening gender gap in its flourishing IT industry, according to a new study. The Women in IT scorecard looked at gender trends from secondary education through to the work place. It indicates women account for just 16% of the UK IT workforce. And the problem starts early – despite consistently out-performing […]