What's it all about
The 11th Annual Women in the City Celebration Lunch - 2013
Launched in 2003, the Women in the City Lunch has become one of the City's signature events. It is always a "sell-out" occasion, with over 350 like-minded professional men women included in the guest list.
The Women in the City Lunch won a 2011 Global Excellent Award in the Best Event category.
Come alone - you'll receive a warm welcome.
Bring some friends - it's a great pre-Christmas event.
Take a corporate table - reward your female staff or entertain clients and customers.
View Souvenir Programme for the 2012 10th Anniversary Celebration Lunch
Where and When
Date and Time: 29 November 2013 11.30am – 3.30pm
Place: Plaisterers' Hall 1 London Wall London EC2Y 5JU
Cost and Booking
£150 +VAT per person
£130 +VAT per person, table of 11
From 1 September 2013
£160 +VAT per person
£145 +VAT per person, table of 11
If you wish to pay by bank transfer or cheque, please call 0704 404 7497 or email us and we will contact you for further details and issue an invoice.
Lunch Programme 2013
- Category Awards Presentation
- Keynote Speaker: TBA
- Announcement of Woman of Achievement Winner
- Announcement of Lunch Prize Winners
On entering the Reception, the Beadle (the City’s name for the Master of Ceremonies) will ask you for your name and will announce you (in a very loud voice!) to Women in the City Founder, Gwen Rhys, and the Keynote Speaker after which you will join the other guests.
When the Beadle calls you in to Lunch, please don’t delay, but move to your table. DO NOT SIT DOWN but stand behind your chair. When everyone has entered the Hall, the Beadle will ask you to welcome the principal guests. You welcome them with a SLOW (very, very slow) handclap, but not applause. Later on during the Lunch, we toast The Queen, The City and Corporation of London.
Good Food and Wine
Naturally, your ticket includes the cost of all food, wine and soft drinks. We serve substantial canapés during the 90 minute Reception followed by a 2-course meal. Our menu and wines are chosen with a woman’s palate in mind. You can read our 2012 Menu in our Souvenir Programme
90-minute Networking Reception
There are many things that make the Women in the City Lunch special. One is our 90 minute Reception. We know that what women like to do most is connect with other like-minded women, so we give you plenty of time to mix and mingle. The buzz is electric and as for the noise level - off the scale!
Fabulous Lunch Prizes that anyone can win
Quite separate from the Award Prizes, all our guests have the opportunity to win some amazing prices during the Reception. Remember, it’s the early bird who catches the worm, so it’s best not to arrive last minute.
Our 2012 Prize givers include:
- Citty Kitty
- Karla Gowlett, Photo Perspective
- Milli Millu
- The Fold
- Waterhouse Young
- Brealy Bootcamps
If you'd like to donate a fabulous prize, call 0704 404 7497 or email Gwen Rhys.
Attention to detail
Women in the City pays meticulous attention to detail. A few days before the Lunch you’ll be emailed a Location Map with a reminder of the Lunch Format. If you have booked a table and have not given us the contact details of your guests, do please forward our email to them. It will help them enjoy the event right from the very start.
On arrival, you’ll be greeted by our team of student receptionists. The event gives these young women, many of whom aspire to a career in the City, a wonderful opportunity to experience this high-profile occasion.
You’ll be handed your name badge and Delegate List and be invited to leave personal items in a secure cloakroom. The number on your name badge is the table on which you are seated, but Table Plans are also on display.