Celebrating the Square Mile’s most inspiring women.

About Power 100 Women

If one thing was made clear by “heels-gate” – the fiasco caused last week after a young receptionist was sent home from her first day of work because she refused to don a pair of stilettos – it was that despite our best efforts, in some pockets of the City, old-fashioned attitudes persist.

But during our Power 100 breakfast event yesterday, there was a consensus among those on the panel. While we have, for the large part, dispensed with overt sexism, we’re left with unconscious bias. So the next challenge for leaders is dispensing with those subconscious decisions to hire and promote those with the same background.

The panel, which included RSM chief executive Jean Stephens, Tech City chief of staff Caroline Makepeace, A Very Good Company founder Natalie Campbell and Virgin Money chief executive Jayne-Anne Gadhia, agreed: the only way to beat dated views of women’s roles is to “be the best you”. Or, as Campbell put it: “do what you damn well please”.

From bosses to millennials, from property to accountancy, we’ve put together the Power 100 to highlight the talkers, the thinkers, the women influencing policy and changing the way the City thinks. In other words, these are the women in the City who are beating that unconscious bias the best way they can: doing what they damn well please – and doing it well.

Power 100 Women

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Bosses

Alison Brittain

Alison Brittain

Alison Cooper

Alison Cooper

Amanda Blanc

Amanda Blanc

Ana Botin

Ana Botin

Dame Carolyn McCall

Dame Carolyn McCall

Inga Beale

Inga Beale

Jayne-Anne Gadhia

Jayne-Anne Gadhia

Liv Garfield

Liv Garfield

Moya Greene

Moya Greene

Veronique Laury

Veronique Laury

Entrepreneuers

Amanda Staveley

Amanda Staveley

Baroness Martha Lane Fox

Baroness Martha Lane Fox

Elizabeth Varley

Elizabeth Varley

Julie Meyer

Julie Meyer

Kathryn Parsons

Kathryn Parsons

Nicola Horlick

Nicola Horlick

Rebecca Harding

Rebecca Harding

Sam Smith

Sam Smith

Sarah Wood

Sarah Wood

Sherry Coutu

Sherry Coutu

Economists

Bridget Rosewell

Bridget Rosewell

Dame Kate Barker

Dame Kate Barker

Diane Coyle

Diane Coyle

Elga Bartsch

Elga Bartsch

Kristin Forbes

Kristin Forbes

Minouche Shafik

Minouche Shafik

Rain Newton-Smith

Rain Newton-Smith

Ruth Lea

Ruth Lea

Vicky Pryce

Vicky Pryce

Yael Selfin

Yael Selfin

Millenials

Adizah Tejani

Adizah Tejani

Andrea Ferraz

Andrea Ferraz

Gemma Godfrey

Gemma Godfrey

Irina Haivas

Irina Haivas

Lauren Hurwitz

Lauren Hurwitz

Lucy Baldwin

Lucy Baldwin

Marta Krupinska

Marta Krupinska

Natalie Campbell

Natalie Campbell

Nina Devani

Nina Devani

Sunaina Sinha

Sunaina Sinha

Lawyers

Aedamar Comiskey

Aedamar Comiskey

Deirdre Trapp

Deirdre Trapp

Frances Murphy

Frances Murphy

Jenine Hulsmann

Jenine Hulsmann

Kirstine Cooper

Kirstine Cooper

Penelope Warne

Penelope Warne

Sandie Okoro

Sandie Okoro

Sascha Grimm

Sascha Grimm

Sonya Leydecker

Sonya Leydecker

Susan Crichton

Susan Crichton

Property

Ainslie McLennan

Ainslie McLennan

Alison Nimmo

Alison Nimmo

Alison Platt

Alison Platt

Antonia Belcher

Antonia Belcher

Camille Waxer

Camille Waxer

Dame Alison Carnwath

Dame Alison Carnwath

Lisa Hollands

Lisa Hollands

Liz Peace

Liz Peace

Lucinda Bell

Lucinda Bell

Melanie Leech

Melanie Leech

Investment

Agnes de Guzman

Agnes de Guzman

Ana Cukic Armstrong

Ana Cukic Armstrong

Anita Nemes

Anita Nemes

Caroline Simmons

Caroline Simmons

Harriet Steel

Harriet Steel

Helena Morrissey

Helena Morrissey

Jennifer Mathias

Jennifer Mathias

Liz Field

Liz Field

Lucy Macdonald

Lucy Macdonald

Nancy Curtin

Nancy Curtin

Accountants

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Ingrid Waterfield

Ingrid Waterfield

Jean Stephens

Jean Stephens

Maria Pinelli

Maria Pinelli

Michelle Quest

Michelle Quest

Sacha Romanovitch

Sacha Romanovitch

Sharon Thorne

Sharon Thorne

Sharron Gunn

Sharron Gunn

Stephanie Hyde

Stephanie Hyde

Tracey Groves

Tracey Groves