Women’s networking breakfast took place at Mansion House
Deutsche Bank was the proud sponsor of the Pitch Perfect Women’s Networking Breakfast, which took place on 19 May at Mansion House, the historic home of the Lord Mayor and Mayoress.
The event brought together 150 senior women from across the City under the historic roof of Mansion House. Deutsche Bank sponsored the event, which was raising money for Pitch Perfect, the Lord Mayor’s Appeal 2010.
The Appeal raises money for the London Symphony Orchestra and The Cricket Foundation. The two organisations combined to create Perfect Pitch, which provides dynamic music and cricket opportunities to young people in some of London’s most challenging boroughs.
Guests at the breakfast were welcomed by the Lady Mayoress, Claire Anstee, who spoke of the challenges that women face in the professional world, highlighting the fact that there has been only one female Lord Mayor in the 820 years of mayoralty.
Guests were then treated to a panel discussion featuring panellists India Gary-Martin, Kate Adie OBE, Dame Clara Furse DBE, Angela Knight CBE and Fiona Woolf CBE. The discussion was followed by a Q&A.
There was also a raffle to raise money for Pitch Perfect, with items including a giant signed tennis ball by Tim Henman, test match tickets to Lord’s and London Symphony Orchestra tickets up for grabs.
The sponsorship highlighted Deutsche Bank’s commitment to equality and builds on the Women In European Business Conference (http://www.weblondon.db.com/) which takes place on 23 June.
Pam Finelli, Event chairman and Managing Director at Deutsche Bank said: “We are thrilled that Deutsche Bank has sponsored the event. The Appeal has provided senior women across the city with the opportunity to make new connections and expand their network. It has also acted as a wonderful opportunity to share knowledge and the experiences of City life.”
To learn more about the Lord Mayor’s appeal click here.