Women in the City

Hosted by the LSE Library

Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House


Pavita Cooper

Pavita Cooper

Bronwyn Curtis

Bronwyn Curtis

Elisabeth Stheeman

Elisabeth Stheeman


Dr Grace Lordan

Three female leaders in business and finance share their experiences from their varied careers to mark International Women’s Day.

Pavita Cooper, Director of More Difference, will talk on women in finance, what has changed and what needs to change, talking in particular about the work of the 30% Club encouraging chairmen to appoint more women to their boards.

Bronwyn Curtis, a member of the Office for Budget Responsibility, will speak on her career as a global financial economist who has served in senior executive positions in both the financial and media sectors.

Elisabeth Stheeman, a member of the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee and LSE Alum, will share her career journey and experience. She has worked in Financial Services and Real Estate for over 25years before moving to a “portfolio career” with a number of non-executive roles, both in the UK and in Continental Europe a few years ago.

Grace Lordan is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at LSE.

On International Women’s Day 2019, LSE Library launches its series of activities around Women at Work to commemorate 100 years since the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act. This Act removed the legal barriers of sex or marriage from official appointments and professional occupations, such as the legal profession.

The Women’s Library Collection in LSE Library is a rich source of information for and was formed out of the struggles encountered by women working in the professions after 1919. Our Women Work programme begins in Spring 2019 with a focus on areas of work that have only relatively recently appointed women to senior positions.

The British Library of Political and Economic Science was founded in 1896, a year after the London School of Economics and Political Science. It has been based in the Lionel Robbins Building since 1978 and houses many world class collections, including The Women's Library.

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