About London Women's Forum

The network of choice for senior female leaders in London’s Financial Services, connecting and supporting our members through inspirational events.

Sponsored by some of the world’s leading financial and professional services firms, London Women’s Forum is led by senior women for senior women.

We are uniquely placed to provide the support, pathways to professional and personal development and networking opportunities that our members need.

London Women’s Forum is an exclusive destination for female Managing Directors, Partners and Executive Directors. It offers a nurturing environment that goes beyond the traditional networking activities of other organisations.

Our History

LWF was founded in 2004 (as City Women’s Club) by a group of investment banks as a support network for senior women in financial services. Over the years, the forum has gone from strength to strength, evolving into a professional organisation now representing senior women across banking, asset management, professional services firms, as well as financial software, data and media companies. Its mission to support and grow senior female talent, combined with a strong value proposition have made it a desirable destination for female Partners and Senior Directors across the City of London.

Eleanor Laing

Our Patron

Eleanor Laing MP – Member of Parliament for Epping Forest, Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons

Mrs Eleanor Laing has been the Member of Parliament for Epping Forest since 1997. She lives near Epping with her son, Matthew, who was born one week after the 2001 General Election.

Eleanor graduated BA LLB from Edinburgh University.  She was the first woman to be elected President of Edinburgh University Union. She has practised law in Edinburgh, in the City of London and in industry.

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Mary Macleod

Our Ambassador

Mary Macleod, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry

Mary Macleod has been appointed as London Women’s Forum Ambassador in 2017, and prior to that she served as LWF Patron for two years.

Ms. Macleod is a Senior Client Partner in the Board Practice and Head of the Public Services Practice, Executive Search at Korn Ferry in London.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry Ms. Macleod was a Member of Parliament and worked within six government departments advising Government Ministers. Her roles included being the Prime Minister’s Small Business Ambassador for London, on the No10 Policy Board and a member of the Women’s Ministerial Task Force.

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Our Board

London Women’s Forum is governed by the Board of Directors which shapes and drives the strategic direction of the organisation.

The Board comprises senior women in leadership roles in the Sponsor Firms who are committed to the vision of the London Women’s Forum. Board members are put forward by the Sponsor Firms and approved by the Board.

The Board is divided into Committees to oversee Strategy, Membership, Communications, Events, Treasury, Pathways, Partnerships and Marketing.

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