City Women Network 2015 Annual Gala Dinner
A memorable evening at The City Women Network Annual Gala Dinner 2015
The CWN Gala Dinner continues to be a wonderful highlight of the year. Members and guests enjoyed an evening of networking, inspiring talks and fundraising at this year’s event, in the magnificent Edwardian building, One Great George Square.
Making a difference to women in need
Thanks to the generosity of those attending we raised over £16,000 for CWN’s Charity of the Year, Eaves, www.eavesforwomen.org.
Tom Best from Christie’s led a particularly spirited live auction and guests also enjoyed winning lovely prizes in a raffle. The money we raised will make a real difference to Eaves which supports women who have been exposed to violence either through trafficking, discrimination or domestic or other abuse. One of the beneficiaries of the charity spoke movingly about how Eves has transformed her life.
Inspiring words from accomplished mountaineer, Rebecca Stephens
Rebecca Stephens, a journalist, whose successful mountaineering feats include being the first British woman to climb Everest, delivered the keynote speech. She delivered an insightful and humorous account of what it was like to take on such a challenge and to be successful as a woman in this male-dominated arena.
Making the evening a success
Jackie Ronson, Chair of the CWN Social Committee, her fellow committee members and other CWN members who took on a role to organise this terrific evening deserve a big thank-you. CWN would also like to extend a special thanks to GE Capital, the Gala Dinner Sponsor. As a reminder of the evening, there is a picture gallery of the evening on the CWN website. And we look forward to seeing you at one of our forthcoming events soon: all details can be found on our events page