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New Regulations Could Change City Culture around Pay and Bonuses

The ability of investment banks and other financial institutions in the City of London to keep pay and bonuses confidential is under threat from a recent change in equal pay law. Under the Equality Act (Equal Pay Audits) Regulations 2014, which came into force on 1 October, employers who lose an equal pay claim can […]

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The Women’s Private Equity Network (WPEN) European Summit 2014

The Women’s Private Equity Network (WPEN) European Summit 2014 The WPEN European Summit is designed to bring together professional women in an exclusive private environment and to enable them to make valuable business connections by cutting across regions, organisations and entrenched ‘old guard’ networks. Participants at the Summit will comprise professionals from across the spectrum, including […]

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Leaders are warming to a quota system – women on boards

A 2014 Grant Thornton report, Women in Business form Classroom to Boardroom, finds more leaders warming to a quota system, with 45% of international business leaders supporting quotas — up from 37% just a year ago. In January 2014, the UK Professional Boards Forum released a report showing that women now make up 20% of FTSE […]

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Women need to seek out and say “yes” to stretching experiences

Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and often considered to be the world’s most successful investor, has at times been referred to as a feminist capitalist. Throughout his life, Buffett has weighed the variable of women in leadership in his investment decisions and often chooses to back companies that have women at the […]

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Seven Amazing Women are Category Winners

Seven women have secured success and been crowned Category Winners at today’s Women in the City Woman of Achievement Award Celebration Evening, hosted by Bryan Cave LLP, London EC2. Talented female executives from across the UK were nominated for the award scheme in September and took part in a rigorous three stage judging process. To […]

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Baroness Scotland QC to be Keynote Speaker at Annual Lunch

Baroness Scotland is the former Shadow Attorney General and former Attorney General of England and Wales. Baroness Scotland has achieved a number of extraordinary firsts:  In 1991 at the age of thirty five, she became the first black and youngest woman ever to be appointed Queen’s Counsel. She was the first black woman to be […]

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Shop til you drop at moloh, Pimlico 13 November

We’re delighted that moloh has signed up for a second year as our Brand Partners. And to celebrate, we’re holding another of our highly successful shopping evenings at their Pimlico boutique on Thursday 13th November (6.30 – 8.30pm). View the latest moloh arrivals, meet like-minded business women and treat yourself to something special for the […]

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£200 to spend at The Fold London

Our new Brand Partners, The Fold London, is giving a £200 voucher to one lucky prize winner at the Women in the City Annual Celebration Lunch on 28 November. The Fold is a contemporary label that embraces and inspires the modern, professional woman. Its collection defines 24/7 dressing through versatile pieces that are designed to […]

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Win a country retreat at Hanbury Manor

Join us for Lunch on 28 November and you could be the lucky winner   Hanbury Manor, near Ware in Hertfordshire is a stunning Jacobean style manor set in 200 acres of charming country grounds, and full of impressive original features providing you with a completely unique setting for your relaxing country break. Steeped in […]

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International Women in Business Report – From Classroom to Boardroom

Just one in seven delegates at the annual World Economic Forum gathering this year was a woman. This statistic alone explains why the issue of women in businesses inspires so much passion and debate, emphasising that the path from the classroom to the boardroom is anything but straightforward. Ironically, attendees in Davos looked at the […]

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Females second class citizens in sport

A new report into the gender metrics in global sport has found the performance of most organisations below par when it comes to women on their boards. The Gender Balance in Global Sport Report launched today by UK and Australian business, Women on Boards, reveals that many of the top sports governing bodies have fewer […]