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.
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.
In 2008 she 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 installed as Master in December 2014, a position she held for one year. Gwen is also a Liveryman in the Worshipful Company of Needlemakers, the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers and joined the Court of the Welsh Livery Company in 2020.
A Freeman of the City of London, Gwen is a member of the Queenhithe, Broad Street, and Aldgate Ward Clubs and the Ward of Cheap Club. She is 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 was featured as one of the top fifty diversity figures in public life in the 2015 Global Diversity List.