Women in Business Networking Event

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of the United Kingdom

Chicago Booth Executive MBA Admissions Office

February 9, 2016: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Chicago Booth alumnae are cordially invited to Women in Business Networking Event and to hear from Merryn Somerset Webb, Editor-in-Chief of Money Week.


Chicago Booth in London
Woolgate Exchange
25 Basinghall Street
London, United Kingdom

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Event Details

Join us for the Women in Business Networking Event and hear from our guest speaker Merryn Somerset Webb. Merryn is Editor-in-Chief of Money Week, an FT columnist andrespected commentator on economics, financial markets and personal finance.

Equality: Why It's All About Money and Why it Matters
When we think about inequality we tend to think of gender inequality and income inequality. Merryn Somerset Webb believes we should be less concerned with these - the situation with both is fast improving. Wealth inequality, however, is not improving. Drawing on everything from textile manufacturing in medieval Italy to the aging of western societies today, join Merryn as she explains why wealth inequality persists - and why it matters.

We invite female executives to join us at Chicago Booth's London campus for a fun and informative evening including a presentation, Q&A and networking reception.

This event is free to attend but as seats are limited, registration is necessary.


18:30 Registration and Networking
19:00 Equality: Why It's All About Money and Why It Matters
20:00 Networking Reception


No Charge


Register Online

This event is free to attend but as seats are limited, registration is necessary.

Deadline: 2/9/2016

Speaker Profiles

Merryn Somerset Webb (Speaker)

Merryn Somerset Webb started her career in Tokyo at public broadcaster NHK before becoming a Japanese equity broker at what was then Warburgs. She went on to work at SBC and then UBS without moving from her desk in Kamiyacho (it was the age of mergers).

After five years in Japan she returned to work in the UK at Paribas. This soon became BNP Paribas. Again no desk move was required. On leaving the City, Merryn helped The Week magazine with its City pages before becoming the launch editor of Moneyweek in 2000.

14 years on, Moneyweek is the best-selling financial magazine in the UK and Merryn remains as its editor-in-chief. Merryn also has a weekly column in the FT and a monthly column in Saga. She is a regular TV/radio commentator and speaker on financial matters and contributes to publications from the Spectator and Prospect to Woman & Home.

She is also a director of two investment trusts – the Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon Trust and the Montanaro European Smaller Companies Trust.

Merryn has a first class degree in history and economics from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and was recently awarded an honorary doctorate in Business Administration from BBP University. She took and passed (with distinction) the Private Client Investment and Investment Management exam (which qualifies her to Level 6) in 2013.


Jenny Eriksson