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Discover BestSecret with our special £20 welcome voucher

  BestSecret…. The best kept Secret in Fashion Women in the City has teamed up with super EXCLUSIVE shopping club BestSecret. Membership is through referral only allowing BestSecret to secure some amazing discounts on amazing designer items from some of our favourite brands. We loved them so much, we couldn’t help but secure membership for […]


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 […]

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Women in the City News


H E L P!!! Bail Gwen Rhys out of The Tower

As the Master Glass Seller, our Founder and CEO, Gwen Rhys,  has been invited by the Lord Mayor, Alderman Alan Yarrow and the Lady Mayoress to be Jailed & Bailed at The Tower on 19 June. Get Gwen out NOW The day starts at 10.30am with coffee in the Mansion House but she’ll hardly have […]

Celebration Lunch 2014

Sheryl Sandberg said “lean in” and now …

In January we asked you to provide a caption for this great image of Baroness Scotland, the keynote speaker at our 2014 Annual Celebration Lunch and Sheriff Adler who made presentations to the Award Winners. Our Winner is Anne Brown, Legal Executive, Fladgate LLP with the caption: Sheryl Sandberg said “Lead In”.  I leant in […]

News from the Future Leaders Award: Women in the City

Amber Wilkinson 2012 Winner recommends nominating for The Future Leaders Award

We recently interviewed Amber Wilkinson, Future Leaders Award Winner 2012,  and currently Head of Finance Business Partnering at AXA PPP Healthcare. How did winning the Future Leaders Award impacted on your career? Winning the award significantly raised  my profile both within my organisation and externally. It is a unique addition to my CV which provides […]

BestSecret gives yet another good reason to nominate!

Our lovely brand partners BestSecret have agreed to give a £10 discount voucher for all those who nominate* anyone for this year’s Future Leaders Award. Once you have sent us your nomination, BestSecret will email you a voucher and you can get shopping at Europe’s most exclusive shopping community. Not only that, the woman you […]

WIC Encouraging Equality Award


Encouraging Equality Award recognises male diversity champion Nick Thompson

  (Left to right: Victoria O’Farrell, Mohammed Hussain, David Emanuel, Tanya Brick, David Howorth, Gary Zetter, Gwen Rhys) Women in the City, in partnership with the BIFM’s Women in FM (WIFM) group, successfully launched a UK-wide Encouraging Equality Award, and we’re delighted to crown Nick Thompson, divisional managing director for Sodexo, this year’s winner. Timed […]

Recent Reports


2015 Female FTSE 100 shows progress towards Board targets

The latest update Report from Lord Davies on female representation in FTSE 100 board positions shows that the number has almost doubled in the last four years. Today female representation has reached 23.5 per cent. Dianah Worman, diversity adviser for the CIPD says: It’s encouraging to see a strong improvement in the number of women […]


ACCA CEO Helen Brand says barriers still exist

Gender diversity boosts business performance With gender equality issues and pay transparency at the top of politician’s and policy maker’s agendas – from Christine Lagarde to the European Parliament – ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) publishes a briefing paper that aims to help CFOs, senior finance professionals and HR professionals working alongside finance […]


Women in business: the path to leadership

Latest research shows the UK being outstripped by Eastern Europe when it comes to the number of women in the boardroom. What can we do to raise our almost static figures out of the doldrums? For more than 10 years, Grant Thornton’s International Business Report has been charting the number of senior female executives in […]