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UK Business Angels Association

UK Business Angels Association

London Women's Forum

London Women’s Forum (LWF) is a selective organisation for senior women working within the financial services industry in London.

Sponsored by some of the world’s largest financial and professional services firms, the Sponsor Firms, London Women’s Forum is led by senior women for senior women. As a result, we are uniquely placed to provide the support, pathways to professional and personal development and networking opportunities that our Members require.

Founded in 2004 (as City Women’s Club), London Women’s Forum is an exclusive destination for female Managing Directors, Partners and Executive Directors. It offers a nurturing environment that goes beyond the traditional networking activities of other organisations.

The Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association (PIMFA)

PIMFAThe Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association (PIMFA) is the trade association for firms that provide investment management and financial advice to help individuals and families plan for their financial life journeys.

Our Mission

Our mission is to create an optimal operating environment so that our member firms can focus on delivering the best service to clients, providing responsible stewardship for their long-term savings and investments.

What We Do

  • Represent the diverse range of firms in the investment and financial advice industry with a unified voice
  • Be the undisputed industry thought leader, consolidating our extensive technical insights and expertise in research and policy work
  • Lead the debate on policy and regulatory recommendations to ensure an optimal operating environment for firms and clients, maintaining the UK’s position as a leading global centre of excellence
  • Through our advocacy work, we promote the industry as a key catalyst to develop a culture of savings and investment in the UK
  • Promote a greater understanding of the sector and its role as a beneficial force in transforming the way people save and invest for the future
  • Facilitate dialogue across industry stakeholders, while developing best-practice guidance


savvywoman is a money website aimed at demystifying finance and helping women become a little richer. It’s the brainchild of Sarah Pennells, an award-winning personal finance journalist and author. Sarah set up SavvyWoman after she couldn’t find online resources and information about investing and pensions that were aimed at women like her.

SavvyWoman users are highly engaged women who are keen to make decisions about their own finances. As well producing a fortnightly podcast, SavvyWoman regularly stages investment and pensions events. It has recently launched a directory to help women looking for financial or legal advice or to save and invest.

Voice at the Table

Voice At The Table is a diversity and inclusion consultancy with the core aim of providing companies and their workforce with the tools to progress and contribute authentically and improving the representation of women at all levels. The consultancy takes a two-pronged approach: it aims to transform corporate culture in order to facilitate women’s particular talents, to uncover the potential to deliver a stronger business with more women in leadership; and to change the model of leadership to a more collaborative style with emphasis on emotional intelligence for leaders and to promote an adaptable working environment for both women and men.

Women in the city

Women in the cityFounded in 2003, Women in the City is a dynamic, highly respected, award-winning organisation that promotes, recognises and rewards female talent. Women in the City works to empower, inspire and motivate professional businesswomen; acknowledge their success to date; celebrate their leadership skills; increase each woman’s impact and visibility in her organisation and sector and more.

Innovate Finance

Innovative Finance

Innovate Finance is an independent membership association that represents the UK’s global FinTech community. Founded in 2014 and supported by the City of London and Broadgate, Innovate Finance is a not-for-profit that advances the country’s leading position in the financial services sector by supporting the next generation of technology-led financial services innovators.

More than 250 global members have joined the Innovate Finance ecosystem to date. These companies range from seed stage start-ups to global financial institutions and professional services firms. All benefit from Innovate Finance’s leading position as a single point of access to promote enabling policy and regulation, talent development, and business opportunity and investment capital. Innovate Finance is helping create a global financial services sector that is more sustainable, more inclusive and better for everyone.

Women's Enterprise Scotland

Women's Enterprise Scotland

Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES) was established in 2011 as a not-for-profit Community Interest Company (CIC) which focuses on the contribution women’s enterprise makes to the Scottish economy. WES aims to create an environment where women-owned businesses can start-up and thrive, unlocking the full business potential of women.

In 2014, WES developed the Strategic Framework and Action Plan on women’s enterprise in Scotland, the first of its kind in Europe. Known as the ’Scottish model’ this Framework helps lay the foundation for action to tackle the gender gap in enterprise. The Framework focuses on five themes: measurement; mentoring and networking; role models: growth and finance, gender aware support and best practice. The Framework was refreshed in 2017.