Hear what our members have to say


Corporate Members:


“CWN has been a great fit with our own diversity programme, our talent management programme and our client engagement strategy.”

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


“At EE we recognise that, for too long, women have been under-represented within senior positions in the City. We’re proud that, through our close relationship with CWN, we’re able to contribute to this positive force and also demonstrate to women within our own business that there is a path for them.”

Marc Allera, CEO Consumer, BT Group

"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

Individual Members:


“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.”

Dame Fiona Woolf DBE, 686th Lord Mayor of London 2013–14 


“I have been a member of CWN for over 25 years, including a term on the Board, and still enjoy a thriving network that helps to ‘keep me modern’ and on top of things. I have been able to turn to CWN for friendship and advice, and continue to benefit from events with interesting speakers and social evenings where one can relax in elegant venues.”                                                                

Melissa Longley, CEO and CIO, Longley Asset Management


“I joined CWN in 2010 as I was keen to network with fellow senior women and learn from other like-minded professionals. The events 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 and who demonstrate endless enthusiasm to give back. This is what makes this network a truly special one.”

Hela Dammak, Investor & Advisor to UHNW Families & Single Family Offices 


“Though I have always been an ardent supporter of women at all levels in the workplace, I’ve always found that the mission and vision of most women’s networks are too broad to meet the needs of all participants. More than just a network, CWN focuses on developing senior women such that they have the roadmap and skills to access C-level roles and beyond but doesn’t forget that women alone can’t make that happen. I joined CWN because it espouses that constructive, honest dialogue with leaders who may not be female is not only critical to ensuring the success of greater women into positions of power of influence, but mandatory.”

India Gary-Martin, Transformation Advisor and Consultant & former CWN President