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Celebrating women in the City

The Eastern City BID celebrated its first International Women's Day.

The Eastern City Business Improvement District demonstrated its Girl Power by hosting its first ever International Women’s Day reception on Thursday.

The event, held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Trinity Square, saw women from the world of media, law, business, the charity sector, the City of London Corporation and the hospitality sector come together to celebrate, network and share experiences.

Guest of honour was television broadcaster and national newspaper journalist Camilla Tominey, who spoke about juggling work and motherhood, working in a male dominated profession and suffering from “imposter syndrome”.

Kate Hart, CEO of the EC BID, said:  “the theme for this years International Women’s Day is ‘invest in women: Accelerate progress’. We must ask ourselves how we can accelerate our own progress, how can we invest in each other?  We must lean into these challenges, find our voices, support each other and embrace our allies, many of which are men (the enlightened ones!).  

“Of course, it’s about calling out bad behaviour, but it’s more positive than that.  It’s about speaking with confidence, with authority and a sense of pride about what we contribute to society. Pushing for change, challenging the status quo, being brilliant and, of course, doing it with style and grace.”

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About the Eastern City BID

Home to one of the most iconic parts of the City's, the Eastern City merges cutting-edge architecture with historical landmarks.

The Eastern City is a globally recognised economic district complemented by a rich historic and cultural heritage – it’s a place 2,000 years in the making, where London originated and which, over the years, has continually evolved to become a prestigious commercial location.

Through collaborative working with partners including the City of London Corporation, Transport for London, the Greater London Authority and our leading and innovative business community, ranging from corporate businesses to hospitality and leisure, we work to deliver a range of programmes and transformative interventions that will promote this unique area as a destination in its own right.