External Events

External Events

The following list, which is updated regularly, comprises upcoming events and seminars which are put on by third party organisations, some of whom have alliances with CWN.  They have      been selected for the relevance of their subject matter to our Members.  Registration and, where relevant, payment details are included in the outline of each event.  We hope you find them useful.

Chatham House Responsible Business Conference -  28 February

Priorities, practices and principles in a digital age


Ever-increasing consumer, investor and employee awareness continues to drive the business case for responsible behaviour, and recent events have highlighted the growing need for corporate accountability and transparency from C-suite behaviour to global supply chain management. 



The third annual Chatham House Responsible Business conference will explore key questions, including:

  • Who will lead the corporate responsibility agenda? What is driving responsible behaviour? 
  • To what extent has there been a policy retreat in this space? What has been the response to this, and what does it mean for different roles and responsibilities? 
  • What are the new priorities for responsible business in a digital age? How have recent events demonstrated a shift in expectations? 
  • How can policy-makers and companies foster the integration of human rights across global supply chains, international trade and regional business operations?
  • What is the role of corporate governance and leadership in setting standards and promoting responsible business? Is this a new era of corporate activism? 

Please click here for the full agenda and list of speakers.  


When: 28 February, 9.30am-5.30pm 

Where: Chatham House, 10 St James's Square, London SW1Y 4LE

Admission:  Tickets start from £380 plus VAT depending on the ticket category of your organisation. For more information and to register please click here.



Women in Business Lunch - 5 March

Haven House's third Women in Business Lunch will be held at the Royal Automobile Club in London, sponsored by Galliard Homes.

The event will take place during the week of International Women's Day and will be a great way for women to network with other women in the city whilst supporting CWN's charity partner Haven House Children's Hospice.

On the day CWN's President Emeritus, Sandy Lucas will chair a panel discussion with prominent female business women including Annabel Karmel, Helena Lang and Lilian Lousky.

Discussion theme: A panel discussion under the International Women's Day theme #BalanceforBetter


When: 5 March, 12.00 - 2.00pm

Where: Royal Automobile Club , 89 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5HS

Admission: Single Ticket: £60. A discounted rate of £55 per head is available when booking a table of 10. Please click here for more information and to book your ticket. 

Women on Boards - Boardroom Insights: Cross Sector Boards - 7 March 

Join the Women on Boards team on the evening of the 7th of March to find out more about board roles in a variety of sectors.

Come along to broaden your understanding of the range of opportunities out there, understand how your skills and experience are transferable and to meet other board members, both current and future. 

The purpose of this event is to introduce you to the different types of board opportunities across the sectors and to hear from a panel of board directors with a wealth of experience, who will share their individual journeys to the boardroom.  As well as picking up insights and ideas, this will be a great opportunity to broaden your networks.

Speakers include: Julia Bond OBE, Portfolio NED, Anne Hurst Inclusion Lead, PwC and Governor at St Albans School, Joanne Theodoulou, General Counsel, Simply Business. For more information on the speakers, please click here


When: 7 March, 6.00pm - 8.00pm.  Drinks and light nibbles will be provided.

Where: Wells Fargo, 33 King William Street, London EC4R 9AT

Admission: £40  per ticketThere are only limited spots available for this highly in demand event. Please email admin@citywomen.org if you would like to attend.

Cityparents Accelerator - 20 March


At this half-day conference we will be joined by two keynote speakers. Author, journalist and mental health campaigner Bryony Gordon will talk about her experiences of parenthoodand mental illness. Sam Smith, founder and chief executive of the corporate advisor and brokerage firm finnCap, will share her perspectives on her career, being a working mother and workplace culture in the City. Throughout the afternoon, delegates will have the opportunity to hear Cityparents expert speakers discuss a range of careers, wellbeing and family topics in interactive panel discussions. For more information on the full line-up please click here


When: 20 March, 12.00-5.30pm followed by a drinks reception.

Where: Allen & Overy LLP, One Bishops Square, London E1 6AD 

Admission: CWN members have been offered a 25% discount off the ticket price of £75. To book your place, click here and use discount code CWN193.  Please note, you will need to first register for Cityparents before booking your ticket.