Gwen’s business experience intertwines periods of corporate life and self-employment. She set up Networking Culture in 1996 and works with a wide range of organisations helping them and their employees to build, nurture and leverage their social capital.
Networking Culture Ltd is also responsible for launching, managing and developing Women in the City and an out-of-town pop-up venue known as space.
Gwen has worked extensively in the corporate sector and her clients include organisations such as Intel, ICI, Shell, M&S; high street and investment banks, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Lloyds TSB, Barclays Capital; nation-wide charities such as British Heart Foundation; universities including the London Business School, Cranfield and Oxford Brookes; professional practices including BDO, Withers; Hamilton LLP, Alliance Bernstein; trade associations and small business support organisations.
A frequent and inspirational conference speaker, Gwen mentors students and young professionals, and is a local town councillor.
A Freeman of the City of London, Gwen became the second woman since 1664 to be appointed Assistant to the Court of the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers, one of the City’s ancient Livery companies and was apppointed Master in December 2014, a position she held for one year.
She is a member of the Worshipful Company of Needlemakers and the Welsh Livery Company; the Queenhithe and Aldgate Ward Club and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
In 2009 Gwen was nominated Management Champion by the City Branch of the Chartered Management Institute. In 2011 Women in the City won an international Stevie Women in Business Award in the Women Helping Women Category and a Global Excellence Award for its Annual Celebration Lunch. In 2012 she appeared in Brummell magazine’s 30 Most Influential Women in the City List and in 2015 was featured as one of the top fifty diversity figures in public life in the 2015 Global Diversity List.