Women in the City has supported a number of specific charitable causes. Our principal focus is on UK charities, distributing funds within the UK that
- support women’s progress in the business world
- help young people to make better informed and more aspirational career choices
- support social mobility and enhance the social capital of young people
- link to the City of London
Supporting the Lord Mayor’s Appeal
We raised £600 during Sips in the City, our event hosted in partnership with Wine Australia. In addition we presented the Lord Mayor, Alderman Sir Andrew Parlmey with a painting which was auctioned and raised further funds for the Charity.
Women in the City has had a long association with Alderman Dame Fiona Woolf, the 686th Lord Mayor, the first female Lord Mayor this century and the second ever in the history of the Mayorlty. Alderman Woolf served as Lord Mayor for 12 months from 7 November 2013.
We were delighted to be one of the many supporters of the inaugural City’s Giving Day on July 11 2014 instigated by The Rt Hon, The Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf, CBE to encourage the City to donate to the Lord Mayor’s Charity Appeal.
Alderman, Dame Fiona Woolf suggested that if everyone who works in the City donated £2 on the day, she would raise £686,000 towards her £2m fund-raising target.
We donated £686 for the City’s Giving Day on 11 July 2014 made up of a Women in the City donation of £2 for every guest who attended the Future Leaders Award Celebration Breakfast, donations made by guests on the day and a generous donation from the event caterers, The Cook & The Butler.
On 19 September 2014 our Programme Manager, Marianne Bosak abseiled Lloyd’s Building and raised a further £500 for the Charity.
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2013 Helping young people to make better informed and more aspirational career choices
In eary 2013 Enabling Enterprise completed a WIC-funded pilot project which focused on decision-making. It was run over two days with twelve students from Haggerston School in Hackney. The days were a great success and the students were very positive about the project.
The project’s main projected learning outcomes were agreed upon by Women in the City and Enabling Enterprise before the project began, and were that students would:
- Understand the broad choices that they have to make in the future.
- Explore the factors that will decide which of those directions is most appropriate for them.
- Meet people who have chosen different options themselves, including from AXA , to better understand why they made their decisions
- Apply simple decision-making tools to their choices.