Mrs MoneyPenny ( who writes for the FT and features in Super Scrimpers spoke at an event held by Westbourne Communications who have launched a profile management service to get more women into commentating roles in the media. Mrs MoneyPenny has launched a book called Careers Advice for Ambitious Women. She gave a twenty minute talk through the book but the talk included comments such as "get as much branded education as you can ie the big name schools /exec management courses". She also runs a successful recruitment business Taylor Bennett placing PR's and says that she knows when candidates have Oxbridge on their resumes for instance that it is usually a given that they will be seen.

She also mentioned social capital. Build networks and says why women often have difficulty with this is that they need to be more interesting in their acheivements and what they say to encourage people to engage with them and remain sticky ie to keep client refererrs in their networks and keep them referring work.

My buddy Valerie Austin - famous hypnotist - came with me to the event. She is already steaming through the book and she runs courses on productivity. She says "its just common sense". We both agreed its all the things people know already but havent consolidated into such a pragmatic and easy to follow, step by step guide to improve yourself and your chances of reaching your goals, whatever they may be.

She says speaking financial language is also essential and that women at the top of the world in terms of being featured by the media, all have backgrounds in finance or can talk that language inside out. She says unless you can read accounts and understand them you will always struggle to reach the really heady heights of the creme de la creme.  The book is published by penguin at £16.99.

Karen Jones

Citywealth runs a Citywealth Women in Wealth Supper Club each quarter for senior women in private wealth managment which has fifty plus members. Members are in private banking, investment management, law, accountancy and trust companies globally. The group is membership at £950 + vat a year for four events with professional speaker and includes light supper and wine at The Ritz Club in Piccadilly, London W1.

Karen Jones, Editor, Citywealth is often called The Liz Hurley of the finance world. Her most interesting experience was doing the Bobsleigh in Calgary. 1,500 metres in ten seconds. She has also travelled from the Arctic Circle to Antarctica. She regularly provides commentary to The Evening Standard and Daily Mail on the habits of the wealthy particularly wealthy arabs and their luxury lifestyle spending habits.

Karen Jones, Editor, Citywealth is a confident, public speaker recently presenting at the Financial Services Forum on the future of Switzerland. Aswell as this she hosts fashion and charity events as MC for friends.

Jones Publishing, Citywealth is a woman owned business. Citywealth has twenty events a year, an app, two print publications and a fully archived website. Event clubs include Citywealth Women in Wealth Supper Club, Citywealth YP, Citywealth Tomorrow Club, Citywealth Shanghai Delhi Club. Awards are: Citywealth IFC awards, Citywealth Magic Circle AWards. Citywealth frequently does important interviews with wealthy clients and philanthropists.

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