Women should be aware of the glass cliff
- Gwen Rhys
- Job Title
- Founder, Women in the City
Gwen’s business experience intertwines periods of corporate life and self-employment. She set up Networking Culture in 1996 and works with a wide range of organisations helping them and their employees to build, nurture and leverage their social capital. Networking Culture Ltd is also responsible for launching, managing and developing Women in the City and an out-of-town pop-up venue known as space.
Gwen has worked extensively in the corporate sector and her clients include organisations such as Intel, ICI, Shell, M&S; high street and investment banks, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Lloyds TSB, Barclays Capital; nation-wide charities such as British Heart Foundation; universities including the London Business School, Cranfield and Oxford Brookes; professional practices including BDO, Withers; Hamilton LLP, Alliance Bernstein; trade associations and small business support organisations.
In 2009 Gwen was nominated Management Champion by the City Branch of the Chartered Management Institute. In 2011 Women in the City won an international Stevie Women in Business Award in the Women Helping Women Category and a Global Excellence Award for its Annual Celebration Lunch. In 2012 she appeared in Brummell magazine’s 30 Most Influential Women in the City List.