Profile of Gwen Rhys
Gwen Rhys, CEO Networking Culture, Founder Women in the City
With over 30 years’ business experience intertwining periods of corporate life and self-employment Gwen Rhys set up Networking Culture in 1996. She works with a wide range of organisations helping them and their employees to build, nurture and leverage their social capital.
Networking Culture Ltd is also responsible for launching, managing and developing several brands, including Women in the City and an out-of-town pop-up venue, space.
Gwen has worked extensively in the corporate sector and her clients include organisations such as Intel, ICI, Shell, M&S; high street and investment banks, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Lloyds TSB, Barclays Capital; nation-wide charities such as British Heart Foundation; universities including the London Business School, Cranfield and Oxford Brookes; professional practices including BDO, Withers; Hamilton LLP, Allianz Bernstein; trade associations and small business support organisations.
A frequent conference speaker, Gwen mentors students and young professionals, and is a local town councillor.
In 2008 she became the second woman since 1664 to be appointed Assistant to the Court of the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers, one of the City’s ancient Livery companies, and became Renter Warden in 2012. She also sits on the Company's Finance and General Purposes Committee.
A Freeman of the City of London, Gwen is a member of the Queenhithe and Aldgate Ward Clubs, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of Forum UK.
In 2009 Gwen was nominated Management Champion by the City Branch of the Chartered Management Institute and in 2012 was named one of the 30 most influential women in the City by Brummel magazine.