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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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Strictly Democracy – finding this year’s Woman of Democracy

Inspirational women compete to be judged Woman of Democracy 2014 at an event Chaired by  Gwen Rhys, Founder and CEO of Women in the City. Strictly Democracy takes place on November 18th 2014 from 10.30 to 12:30 at Rotary in London Headquarters, 6 York Gate, London NW1 4QG. As part of this year’s Houses of […]

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Lloyds Abseil – watch the video

Our Programme Manager, Marianne Bosak rises to the challenge and goes down hundreds of feet for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal. You’ll see the Lord Mayor herself, Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE at the very end receiving a well-earned hug from Sue O’Brien OBE, CEO Norman Broadbent. (By the way, the descent is speeded up quite considerably!!!) […]

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Annual Celebration Lunch 28 November

Book your ticket for the Annual Celebration Lunch This year’s Annual Celebration Lunch will be held at Plaisterers’ Hall in the heart of the City of London on Friday 28th November. The Hall opens at 11.30am for the Mix and Mingle Reception – 90 mins of high energy networking with 350+ guests – followed by […]

Recent Reports

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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 […]