Invest in yourself, develop your connections…
navigate the labyrinth to leadership

Are you ready for a unique opportunity to meet like-minded people working in finance? Be inspired by leaders of the finance world, learn how to develop, showcase and retain female talent whilst realising your own full potential. Be the CEO of your career.

An inspiring event bringing women across a broad spectrum of financial services together

Partner, haysmacintyre

Absolutely superb must attend event!

Compliance Manager, HSBC

An informative, inspiring event with a great opportunity to network with like minded, professional women

Regional Manager, Skipton Building Society

About Women of The Square Mile

Women of The Square Mile is where people meet ideas and ideas become reality… It’s time to open up your thinking.

Women of The Square Mile 2019 is brought to you by the world’s largest conference series dedicated to driving gender diversity in the Financial Services sector. Following 2018’s sell-out event, we are back with the most eye-opening, educational and inspirational event yet!

Has diversity and inclusion in Financial Services changed much in the last year?

The gender pay gap reporting, which took place not long after 2018’s conference, proved that while momentum is building, progress is agonisingly slow. 

Only 25% of roles in middle management are held by women. And at the Executive level only 14% of roles are held by women, leaving almost all of the top jobs in the hands of men. 

Through inspirational keynotes, eye-opening panel discussions, and interactive career development workshops, this conference will empower you with the knowledge, skills and network you need to excel in your career and drive diversity within your organisation.

Join the rapidly growing movement shaking up the role women play within financial services!


Women of The Square Mile will provide you with 6 CPD hours


Watch last year’s highlights to see what you missed…


Companies that get involved:

Bank of England
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British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association

Speakers include:

Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia CBE BA, FCA, FCIBS, FRSE

Former CEO @ Virgin Money

Joanna Place

COO @ Bank of England

Tracy Watkinson

COO for UK Service Company Entity @ Credit Suisse

Dr Kamel Hothi OBE

Non-Executive Director & Trustee @ TLC Lions

Nuala Walsh

Founder @ MindEquity, Vice-Chair @ UN Women UK

Lawrence Shaw

Chief Administration Officer - Corporate and Investment Bank @ Deutsche Bank

Cecilia Harvey

Chief Operating Officer @ Quant Network

Gurpreet Manku

Assistant Director General and Director of Policy @ British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association

Carolanne Minashi

Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion @ UBS

Mariza Fotiou

Digital Chief Operating Officer @ HSBC Private Banking

Vivienne Artz

President @ Women in Banking and Finance

Asif Sadiq

Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging @ The Telegraph

Topics include:

You are Not Defined by Gender

  • The Diversity Revolution
  • Widening Your Talent Pool
  • Cultural Transformation
  • Benefits of a Multi-Generational Workforce

Finance 4.0

  • Digital Transformation and Diversity
  • How to Adapt to the New Working Environment
  • Decrypting Cryptocurrency

Tackling the Biased Mind

  • Engaging Everyone in Diversity
  • Flexible Working
  • Inclusion Beyond Women

What’s in HER Wallet: Gender Diversity in Private Equity

  • Is Diversity Limiting LP’s Fund Selection?
  • Digital Disruption
  • Diverse Management Teams & Competitive Advantage

Bank on Yourself

  • How to Network Successfully Internally & Externally
  • Negotiating with Confidence
  • Mapping Your Next Move

Business Success

  • Building Your 21st Century Team
  • Supporting Mindfulness & Wellbeing
  • How to Hire, Retain & Support our Future Leaders


Headline Sponsor

Diamond Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Global Partner:

100 Women in Finance