Hear what our members have to say about CWN

If you want to understand the value of City Women Network, there's no better explanation than from members themselves, individual and corporate.

"Complements our talent management program"

Diana Brightmore-Armour
Chief Executive Officer – UK, Europe & Middle East

"Shared experiences, strategic career management, gender diversity"

Brenda Trenowden
President April 2012 to April 2015
City Women Network

"Membership is senior and committed"

Michael Cole-Fontayn
Executive Vice President and Chairman, EMEA
BNY Mellon

"By sharing leadership journeys,CWN better prepares our women to succeed"

Michael Cole-Fontayn
Executive Vice President and Chairman, EMEA
BNY Mellon

I became a CWN member early in my career. I then worked abroad and came back to the network at a later stage. At all times I have found it relevant and helpful and not just for the networking and friendships. I have drawn ideas and inspiration that have helped me to make a contribution that is relevant.


I joined CWN in 2010 as I was keen to network with fellow senior women in the City and learn from other like minded professionals. The events that I have attended have been very rewarding in terms of topics but more importantly, I was delighted to meet other CWN members who are open, keen to share their experiences with others and who demonstrate endless enthusiasm to give back to the network. This is what makes this network a truly special one.


EMEA Family Offices, Charities and Endowments

CWN has provided me with a wide and varied network of contacts with whom I can share views and points of interest and many of whom have become my friends. It can be easy sometimes to neglect the issues that touch all women in their busy professional lives, but CWN events are always topical and rewarding in terms of keeping up to date with developments and learning and debating with those who are the best in their respective fields in areas that are of such importance to women today.


Senior Partner
Kingsley Napley

I read about CWN in the FT in 1983 and decided to join as it seemed to be just the right organisation for me at the particular time in my career. I had then been a Partner at a leading medium-sized firm of Chartered Accountants for 4 years and needed to further develop my networking and business contacts and meet other senior and successful business and professional women. I served on the Special Events Committee, as Treasurer and as Chairman for 2 years from 1988 to 1990. Doing so really opened doors for me and several of my public and charity appointments that I have held and now hold can be traced back to the first appointment I got through CWN. Over the years I have greatly enjoyed the highly varied and interesting programme of events offered by CWN and I have made some very good friends and very useful business contacts through CWN.


Lai Peters & Co