About London Women’s Forum

London Women’s Forum (LWF) is a selective organisation for senior women working within the financial services industry in London.

Sponsored by some of the world’s largest financial and professional services firms, the Sponsor Firms, London Women’s Forum is led by senior women for senior women. As a result, we are uniquely placed to provide the support, pathways to professional and personal development and networking opportunities that our Members require.

Founded in 2004 (as City Women’s Club), 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.

London Women’s Forum is about you and your development and about having a secure and confidential place where you can meet similar high achievers, within an environment that offers a discreet sounding board to help nurture relationships and skills. London Women’s Forum is here to help you develop an effective strategy for pursuing your own professional pathway and maximising your influence within your firm.

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Looking Back at a Successful 2016

In 2016, London Women’s Forum (LWF) became the network of choice for senior female leaders in the financial services sector. 

We hosted various events during the year including a highly successful Business Meets Parliament networking reception at J.P. Morgan. Over 150 LWF members attended and to hear our guest speaker Theresa May, Home Secretary, and Mary Macleod (LWF Patron) and Maria Miller MP.  This high profile event was the night Theresa won the ballot for selection as Conservative Leader and Prime Minister – timing could not have been better!

EY hosted an exclusive panel discussion and dinner focussing on financial services regulation. Guest speakers included subject matter experts from the Bank of England, Financial Conduct Authority, Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan. 60 members attended.   

We have also hosted several successful career Pathway events including working with RADA on ‘Being the Leading Lady’ which received excellent feedback and will be repeated in 2017.  We also ran a Gravitas event hosted by author and speaking coach Caroline Goyder, which was widely praised.

Through our Patron, Mary MacLeod, we have continued to collaborate with Parliament, exploring new ways to facilitate dialogue with the public sector.

Societe Generale, Bloomberg and Schroders have joined us as new corporate sponsors this year, London Stock Exchange Group were onboarded too.  We continue to work with firms across the financial services ecosystem, including asset managers, regulators, banks, hedge funds and private banks.  During 2017 we will look to partnerships with academia, media, government and regulators.

We look forward to seeing you at our events in 2017. 

Mission Statement

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



Thursday 29 Jun

 There is a general perception that women in top positions are 'superwomen' - a description viewed by many women as unattainable. The truth is, every woman - just like every man should have the opportunity to rise to the top of an organisation and be a role model through talent and hard work. 
Emilio Saracho, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, JPMorgan EMEA

 I enjoyed Kay’s presentation and many of her comments and insights resonated with me. I appreciate JPMorgan’s sponsorship of the organisation and the access it provides to events like today. I’ve already signed up for the breakfast on the 23rd March. I’m looking forward to driving my bus! “ 
JPMorgan ED

 I thought the event last night was excellent. And really quite liberating! I regretted asking a difficult question around liability as perhaps that's something we'd need to look at on a case by case basis per appointment. Thanks again for the effort of putting the programme together 
Valerie Nott, Partner EY

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