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City Eye started out at the Painted Hall in the shadow of St.Paul’s, running seminars for start-ups with a women’s focus.City Eye

Recent research examines how often photos of women, articles about, or by women are on the front pages, or highlighted in the media. While Women’s Hour and Loose Women feature women, it tends to be in a time and a place where its is unlikely that the Masters of the Universe will be paying attention. Let’s make women more visible. We’ll also be looking at how more women are encouraged into business as leaders and as board members, not just in HR.

In no way is this men versus women, who is better. Simply that an overly macho, military, testosterone fueled environment, mainly men, needs the balancing attributes, often, though not exclusively, assigned to women: caring, conciliation, communication.

City Eye intends to celebrate the top city women, both ends, the City and Westminster, but also to look at the less high profile women, such as the woman at Woolwich and brave women such as Marie Colvin, murdered in Syria whilst at work.

WeAreTheCity.com was founded in April 2008 and launched in September 2008, with the aim of providing information to women who wish to progress in their careers via networking and events.  The concept of the website is to provide services that not only help women develop themselves both personally and professionally, but also contributes to a wider strategy of supporting working women in the UK more broadly by bringing together the charity sector and potential entrepreneurs on to one common platform.

22
Sep

Genevieve Bell | A cultural anthropologist studying technology innovations

  “My job is to make sense of what makes people tick, what delights and frustrates them, and to use those insights to help shape next generation technology innovations. I sit happily at the intersection of cultural practices and technology adoption” Since January, Dr.Genevieve Bell has been a Professor at Australian National University (ANU). She...
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sigmund freud
05
Jun

Sigmund Freud famously said: What do women want?

Here are a few suggestions on the topic of what women want, gleaned from various interviews: Fiona Mactaggart Representing Slough for Labour “The Defense Select Committee. When it was men it was all about how big the weapons are, now we talk about women and the families of service personnel. Women by their very presence...
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isabelle
30
May

City Eye looks across the English Channel for female leadership | Isabelle Kocher, CEO of Engie

“I’m a business leader who is always looking for ways to improve team performance and a scientist guided by empirical evidence,” says Isabelle Kocher. Kocher, the first woman to run one of the top 40 companies in France, has a Masters degree in Quantum Optics and a Postgraduate Certificate in Physics but it was only...
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harini
10
May

Harini Iyengar is standing for Vauxhall Women’s Equality Party | City Eye Blog

 Harini Iyengar is a barrister standing for Vauxhall on behalf of the Women’s Equality Party.   “The really serious consequence of the under-representation of women in politics is that the impact of all these austerity cuts, upon women, has not been properly considered.” Harini Iyengar is the most suitable candidate for Vauxhall for the General...
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19
Apr

Women who can, who make a difference | CityEye Blog

Women who can, who make a difference. We need more women. We need more women in all the places of power, as well as leading companies. Justine Greening, Minister for Women and Equalities, quotes David Cameron: “Where the potential and perspective of women are locked out of the decisions that shape a society, that society...
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30
Mar

CityEye at City Hall: One Million Mentors

Rising out of the brilliant work done by Uprising, across 7 UK cities, comes a new initiative; One Million Mentors.   The launch last week was backed by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, with a reception in the Living room of City Hall, boasting a fabulous view of Tower bridge. Sponsored by Gorkana and London...
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21
Mar

Dr. Linda Summerton: Work and family | CityEye Blog

CityEye interviewed Dr. Linda Summerton about her research and her career so far. Here’s what she had to say about what is important to her. Work and family: It is about the strength of the team My most memorable event was bringing through a new cancer drug for desperate cancer patients when there was precious...
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02
Mar

Professor Baroness Susan Greenfield | City Eye Blog

“Keep yourself open for when things come along.”  An obvious example for this would be Fleming with penicillin – it came through an open window. “Be yourself. All the others are taken.” Despite Baroness Susan Greenfield’s valuable research into Parkinson’s Disease, and international recognition in several countries, in England she is often attacked and seen...
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