London Stock Exchange welcomes Michael Ellis MP for the City of London - Women: Work and Power arts culture programme

The market was opened this morning by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, Michael Ellis MP to champion the City of London Corporation’s ‘Women: Work and Power’ arts and culture programme, celebrating women’s rights and achievements.

Inspired by the Mayor of London’s #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign, ‘Women: Work and Power’ celebrates the deeds and daring women who have forged a lasting legacy in the fight for women’s rights and achievements.

From matchstick markers and musicians; brewers, bankers, bishops and Bajan nurses. ‘Women: Work and Power’ is a programme packed full of event and activities that celebrate the unsung women that have shaped our history and helped define our national identity.

In 2018, anniversaries proliferate with the much-anticipated centenaries of votes for (some) women and the first-ever woman MP being elected; the NHS turns 70 and the first female bishop celebrates three years in post. In the City of London, a new Bishop of London, and the first ever woman to hold this role, is installed – The Right Reverend Dame Sarah Mullally.

It’s time to shout, to tell the stories of women who have led the vanguard in the struggle for gender equality, as well as those who have effected change simply through doing their jobs. With over 70 events, Women: Work & Power invites you unravel a sometimes-surprising history, as we amplify voices never heard, and as we celebrate the extraordinary contribution of women to the world around us from 31st May to 30th November.

The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK.