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Kith & Kin Pop Up Shop – 5 exciting brands

An exciting pop-up boutique featuring five of London’s finest independent fashion and accessory brands has opened its doors at 330 Kings Road, SW3 5UR. These five London-born brands have one unifying ambition – to design CONSCIOUSLY MADE, WEARABLE LUXURY items, tailor-made for the busy yet discerning Londoner. Featured at pop up Kith & Kin are […]

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Returns on the MBA investment for women as positive as for men

Women may have a real higher opportunity cost and a perceived lower future return In almost every country in the world, women make up the majority of graduates, and yet once they enter the workforce they fade away. The higher up the organisational hierarchy you go, the smaller the proportion of women. It is against […]

WIC Reaching Out

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Economists wanted to share City career with school girls

  (Mark Rutherford School, Bedford) Following a successful visit by female engineers from Lockheed Martin and Acon on 8 January 2014, Mark Rutherford School (Bedford) is keen to hear from engaging women who have used their success in mathematics and economics at School and University to support a City career. On 8 January 2014, Engineers Hannah […]

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Want more men to talk gender diversity? Bring in the bottom line.

In 2011, Dell executive Aongus Hegarty was looking to build out his team. The newly-appointed president of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) asked for the names of the company’s best senior leaders. After some time, he received 15 names. Just one belonged to a woman. It was then that I realized that my team […]

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Women at height of earning power at the age of 34

Women reach the height of their earning power at the age of 34, while men’s salaries continue to rise until they are 50. The figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest that the difference stems from women returning to work part-time after having children. The average woman today reaches an earning peak of £13.19 […]

Women in the City News

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Encouraging Equality Award 2015

To observe this year’s International Women’s Day theme “Equality for women is progress for all” Women in Facilities Management (WIFM) and Women in the City have joined together to identify, recognise and reward male champions of equality and diversity in the workplace. We’re launching a UK-wide Encouraging Equality recognition award, and are seeking nominations for […]

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Sponsors sought for 2015 Future Leaders Award

Join ICAEW, HSBC and Cap Gemini The theme of this year’s Future Leaders Award Symposium,  which is linked to the Awards Ceremony, is The Digital Leader. Now in its 6th year, this UK-wide Award identifies high potential women at the transition between management and leadership.  The prize includes a place on the ICAEW’s Women in […]

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Women in the City Founder becomes a Master

On 10 December, our Founder, Gwen Rhys, had the great honour of being installed Master of The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers, one of the City’s ancient Livery Companies.  She will hold the post for one year and will represent the Company within and beyond the City. Last year the Company celebrated its 350th anniversary and […]

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Join us for the launch of the 2015 Future Leaders Award

(2014 Future Leaders Award Finalists) We’re delighted that the ICAEW and HSBC have already committed to sponsoring the 6th Future Leaders Award. Launch Evening – 16 March 2015 Hosted by ICAEW at Chartered Accountants Hall, London EC2R 6EA you’ll find out more about the Award hear from previous Finalists and Winners about the impact and benefit […]

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Recent Reports

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Mining for talent – A review of women on boards in the mining industry

This is the third and final report from Women in Mining in conjunction with PWC which concentrates on the following questions:How many women are there on boards and in the executive levels of mining companies? How do these women affect the performance of these companies What is the educational and professional experience of these women What […]

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Women-led businesses: building a strong and sustainable economy

In October our Founder & CEO, Gwen Rhys, attended a Conference at Wilton Park that investigated opportunities and constraints faced by women-led businesses (WLBs) in the UK and elsewhere, identifying collaborative pathways and innovative strategies to push the agenda. Bringing together representatives from large corporations, government, and entrepreneurs, most female, perspectives were heard from Botswana, Hungary, India, […]