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Updates from Our Board

23 July 2019

Small steps, significant strides

Men need to be part of the solution; business and not human resources needs to lead the way; flexible working is essential and has proved a success; job descriptions need to change; and there remains a need to understand why women leave jobs when they reach the higher echelons of companies. All this and more…

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21 June 2019

An exclusive evening with Victoria Beckham

As part of our London Women’s Forum speaker series of events, Yolaine Kermarrec and Tara Kengla of EY hosted an exclusive event with Victoria Beckham at her store in Mayfair. A unique and exclusive event with Jo Ellison of the Financial Times who held a captivating conversation with Victoria, on her career journey from pop…

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14 June 2019

Defined Contribution Investment Forum (DCIF) The Gender Pensions Gap

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THE GENDER PENSIONS GAP – CAN IT BE CLOSED? Published by the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) and kindly sponsored by the Defined Contribution Investment Forum (DCIF). Briefing Note 114: The gender pensions gap – can it be closed? This Briefing Note outlines the factors which contribute to the gap in pension savings between men and…

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4 June 2019

Faker to Fabulous – The Imposter Phenomenon: An intense feeling of intellectual phoniness despite successes (Clance, 1985)

Terri Simpkin’s talk on the Imposter Phenomenon (IP) was a really entertaining and enlightening event with lots of interaction and questions from the audience. Through her research and personal experience Terri has a unique insight into IP and also came equipped with solid practical advice on how to recognise it and combat it. The first…

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13 April 2019

Bloomberg LP Chief Marketing Officer Deirdre Bigley delivers keynote on the game-changing power of women’s stories

On March 28, members of the London Women’s Forum convened for the latest event in the group’s Career Pathways Series, a forum focused on education in both personal and professional topics. This event was held at Bloomberg’s London office in partnership with the company’s Women’s Community as part of the programming for International Women’s Month….

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6 March 2019

CEO Breakfast Series

Hosted by Refinitiv and led by CEO David Craig at Refinitiv’s offices in Canary Wharf Attendees were senior business leaders from various member firms and was an ‘invitation only’ event. Conversation centred around the themes of organisational transformation and growth.  It was fascinating to hear about the live example of organizational and culture change, growth…

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10 November 2017

Cyber Security Event – 6 November

The Board of the London Women’s Forum were thrilled to be able to partner with the National Cyber Security Centre on an event to understand the cyber threat landscape.   Being a leading force in UK cyber protection, the NCSC’s offices in Victoria made the perfect setting for an insightful and thought-provoking discussion with key…

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14 October 2017

Technological Disruption and Innovation in Financial Services Panel & Dinner Event

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On 11 September, Imran Gulamhuseinwala (EY) moderated a panel comprised of Antony Jenkins (10x), Kirsten English (Innovate Finance), Pascale Moreau (Societe Generale) to discuss Technological Disruption and Innoviation in Financial services. EY hosted The London Women’s Forum Speaker Series event, which was attended by over 60 women in senior positions across financial services. The evening…

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19 September 2017

Whitehall Networking Reception a Success!

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On September 14, LWF members gathered at the Scottish Office in Whitehall for the networking event hosted by Mary Macleod, LWF Ambassador. We were delighted to welcome our guest speaker, Les Matheson, Chief Executive Officer, Personal and Business Banking, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). Les has been a passionate champion of the diversity initiatives at RBS since joining…

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5 September 2017

LWF board member, Emily Cox, announced Woman of the Year

Julia Hartley-Brewer / Emily Cox, Virgin Money / Alan Cook, Chairman, LV= Insurance / Praseeda Nair, Editor,

On 29th June, members of the LWF board attended the inaugural Women in Finance awards- Europe’s largest diversity-led event in the sector. LWF was a partner for the event,  board member Jane Karczewski was a judge and we were honoured that our new patron, Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, Eleanor Laing was able…

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