LSE: Vacancy | Expert Member of the Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is a standing committee of the Council of the university. The Committee now has a vacancy for an Expert Member, to start in September 2014. The role of the Expert Member will be independently to assist the Committee to discharge its role effectively by providing advice and scrutiny on matters relating to […]

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Are we still living in Mad Men land?

With the final season of Mad Men starting tonight, the world in which Peggy Olson was working in the 1960s and early 70s in New York’s Madison Avenue seems a long-way off, laughable even.  The alcoholic- fuelled lunches, the casting coach promotions, the out and out misogyny are surely part of a bygone era? Yet […]

If only men thought like women

Having surveyed 64,000 people in 13 countries John Gerzema and Michael D’Antonio travelled the world to uncover stroies of women and men who lead organisations using skills nad values commonly associated with women. Here are their 10 key findings for effective leaders: Vulnerability is strength – there would be more progress if we were better […]


An ageing workforce – is 75 the new 65?

Rising to the challenge By 2020, managing an ageing workforce moves up the HR agenda, from just the number seven issue for today, to a top three concern for survey respondents. As a result of the ageing workforce, almost half (43%) expect greater employee demand for benefits and over a third (35%) expect increased flexible […]

Women in the City News

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Future Leaders Award Update

We’re delighted that HSBC, Google, ICAEW and Penna have agreed to sponsor this year’s Future Leaders Award. Now in its 5th year, this Award is going from strength to strength.  Since 2010 we’ve identified some amazing leadership potential and our 2011 Winner, Leire Jimenez, who was appointed CEO Mapfre Asia Pacific at the end of […]

Women in the City Annual Celebration Lunch

Join us on 28 November

Guests are already booking individual places and tables for our 12th Annual Celebration Lunch.  If you’ve joined us in the past you’ll know it’s a special occasion bringing together over 350 influential and like-minded women and men to share experiences, celebrate achievement, hear a motivating and inspiring Keynote Speaker and have fun!  With a 90 […]


Chandni Sood joins Allen & Overy

Hospitality Team Member becomes an Associate at Allen & Overy LLP In 2007, Chandni Sood, a law student at City University, became the first member of the Women in the City Hospitality. She recruited some of her fellow students to join the Team and the rest, as they say, is history. Like many students Chandni […]

Jessica de Grazia speaking at the 2013 Annual Celebration Lunch

Help us find our 2014 Celebration Lunch Keynote Speaker

We’ve had Baronesses, we’ve had an MP and a Professor – we’ve even had this year’s Lord Mayor, Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE as our Keynote Speaker.  They’ve been funny; they’ve been serious; they’ve been informative; they’ve been  inspirational. and all in 10 minutes.   So … who shall we invite this year?  Male, female?  To […]

Recent Reports


21st Century Law Firm – Inheriting a New World

The last five years have seen unprecedented changes in the legal profession, with younger lawyers adapting to this change early in their careers. New research from law firm Eversheds, ‘21st Century Law Firm: Inheriting a New World’, is a global study examining what young lawyers want from their careers and their employers, and how they […]


Project 28-40 The Report

Opportunity Now’s ‘Project 28-40′ has captured data from some 25,000 men and women.  The resulting Report has broadly identified 6 distinct types of women, or ‘personas’, with the main differentiating factors being the woman’s level of ambition at work, what she wants from life outside work and the level of support that she has, both […]