Gwen’s business experience intertwines periods of corporate life and self-employment. She set up Networking Culture in 1996 and works with a wide range of organisations helping them and their employees to build, nurture and leverage their social capital.
Networking Culture Ltd is also responsible for launching, managing and developing Women in the City.
She has set up many formal and informal networks and in 2003 organised a lunch to bring together like-minded women working in the City of London. By 2007 Women in the City had developed its awards programme and had become a strong influencer for gender diversity.
Gwen has worked extensively in the corporate sector and her clients include organisations such as Intel, ICI, Shell, M&S; high street and investment banks, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Lloyds TSB, Barclays Capital; nation-wide charities such as British Heart Foundation; universities including the London Business School, Cranfield and Oxford Brookes; professional practices including BDO, Withers; Hamilton LLP, Alliance Bernstein; trade associations and small business support organisations.
A frequent and inspirational conference speaker, Gwen mentors students and young professionals, and served for 8 years as a town councillor, stepping down in May 2015.
In 2008 she became the second woman since 1664 to be appointed Assistant to the Court of the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers, one of the City’s ancient Livery companies and served as Master in 2015. She is also a Liveryman in the Needlemakers’ Company, the Spectacle Makers’ Company and the Livery Company of Wales.
A Freeman of the City of London, Gwen is a member of the Queenhithe and Aldgate Ward Clubs and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
2015: identified as one of the top 50 diversity figures in public life in the 2015 Global Diversity List published by the Economist
2012: Appeared in Brummell magazine’s 30 Most Influential Women in the City List.2009: nominated Management Champion.
2011: Women in the City won an international Stevie Women in Business Award in the Women Helping Women Category.
2011: Global Excellence Award for Women in the City Annual Celebration Lunch.
2009: Nominated Management Champion by the City Branch of the Chartered Management Institute for her work in gender diversity.
Gwen was one of the Judges of the 2014 and 2015 European Diversity Awards.