Dear {{lead.First Name:default=edit me}},


I would like to invite you to the Financial Director Women in Finance breakfast event, in association with Bronzegate.

In Spring 2018, Financial Director revealed the number of female CFOs in the FTSE-100 elite group of UK companies had fallen for the first time after a decade of steady growth.

In addition, research from our partner for the event, Bronzegate, shows the talent pool for female finance leadership in the FTSE-350 has not grown in the last 3 years.

Given the powerful case for diversity and inclusivity in board level decision-making, the focus of this meeting will be on creating the conditions and opportunities for higher levels of female C-suite representation.

Taking place at the Mondrian London at Sea Containers on 15th November, and including a keynote speech by Dame Helena Morrissey, founder of the 30% Club and Head of personal investment at LGIM, we will discuss:

  • Why the number of top level female CFOs is modest
  • Why the large number of female accountants doesn’t filter through to FDs
  • The career hurdles to reaching the highest levels
  • The wider cultural and lifestyle challenges
  • The need for a joined-up approach between employers and other sponsors
  • The need for more flexibility in career development.



8am: Arrive at the Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, SE1 9PD – Breakfast on arrival

8:30am: Event begins with an Introduction by Lawrie Holmes

10am: Event ends

I’d be delighted if you could attend what will be regarded as a seminal event.


Best regards,

Lawrie Holmes

Editor, Financial Director