Our Network runs a series of events annually, to enable members to come together, share experiences and build their own networks.
Membership is by invitation only. Members are identified from among shortlists and champions of our two established national awards programmes; the Women of the Future & Asian Women of Achievement Awards. Additional members are introduced through our other WOF Programme initiatives, fostering the achievements of younger women.
We created the Women of the Future Network in 2007, recognising that networking and mentoring relationships are a critical career resource.Our network has now grown to over 1000 women, and offers a rich diversity of individuals from across sectors. Our membership is continuously growing with successful, intelligent, kind and collaborative leaders from their associated fields.
I’m Sally Nelson, Chief People Officer at Fidelity International, and we are immensely proud to be the 2019 sponsor of the Women of the Future Network.
There is a real gender gap in investing – not just from a career and industry representation perspective. Living longer and taking more career breaks than men, women’s pension pots can be worth only half as much as men’s for the age group near retirement, for example. At Fidelity, we are campaigning to make these and other barriers to women getting invested better understood, and to help women unlock their financial power. For more info, go to: https://www.fidelity.co.uk/womenandmoney/
Naturally, we are equally passionate about connecting women and building a culture of inclusiveness and kindness in leadership. To this end, we will be hosting two events in the UK this year, with a third event in 2020.
We look forward to meeting many of you, creating networking opportunities and talking about getting invested, in your career and in your financial future.