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Supporting the personal and professional development of Women Chartered Secretaries.

For the past 90 years we have been supporting the personal and professional development of women chartered secretaries.

AWCS members have access to a lively programme of educational, social and networking events. Our exclusive mentoring scheme enables those who are new to our profession to draw on the knowledge of more experienced members.

Upcoming Events

The Committee organises events, at least monthly, ranging from technical, personal development and social events.

  • Tue
    24
    Jan
    2017
    6:15 pm

    With the finishing touches being put to 31 December annual reports, Will Chalk, Nichola Griffin and Richard Preston will rehearse the significant areas of change and developing market practice affecting the drafting of the narrative sections of annual reports as well as highlighting the issues to consider in the year ahead. They will also consider the changes to listed companies' AGMs.

    Will, Nichola and Richard are the authors of the market-leading Company Secretary's Checklist - The annual report of a listed company, a must-have for all company secretaries.

    If you are interested in attending this event please contact events@awcsonline.net by Thursday, 19 January 2017.

  • Tue
    21
    Mar
    2017
    6:00 pm

    The AWCS invites you to a workshop with Anna Bateson on Situational Intelligence™, the ability to read and respond effectively to a situation. This approach recognises the probability of getting a desired outcome can be increased by investing effort in understanding each stakeholder’s motivations and building engagement and collective motivation.

    If you are interested in attending this event, please email events@awcsonline.net for a flyer.
  • Mon
    10
    Apr
    2017
    6:00 pmICSA, Saffron House, 6-10 Kirby St, London EC1N 8TS
    The Seventy-First AGM of AWCS will be held at the ICSA, Saffron House, 6-10 Kirby St, London EC1N 8TS.  Followed by dinner at Blackhouse.
    Notice & Proxy will be sent to members shortly.
  • Wed
    24
    May
    2017
    6:00 pm

    The FRC is conducting a comprehensive review of the Code, prior to a formal public consultation later in the year, in order to consider its future role in contributing to this wider agenda. This will cover three main areas, which inevitably are interrelated: the Code’s content, the balance between the principles, provisions and guidance, and how to improve the quality of reporting. If you are interested in attending this event please contact events@awcsonline.net by Friday, 19 May 2017.

  • Tue
    20
    Jun
    2017
    6:00 pm

    The AWCS will host an interactive session focusing on the breadth of career opportunity that a company secretarial skills set can deliver; learn how to maximise your career potential and succeed at interviews.

    The session is most appropriate for current or potential ICSA Students, GradICSA and ACIS. Of course, all members and non-members are welcome, and bringing a colleague who is less established in their company secretarial career is positively encouraged.

    The session will be lead by Caroline Evans & Robert Franklin. If you are interested in attending please contact events@awcsonline.net by Tuesday 13th June.

  • Thu
    29
    Jun
    2017
  • Thu
    24
    Aug
    2017
    6:00 pmLondon

    London's Hidden Pubs, Do you want to probe into the hidden places and forgotten nooks of the world's most elusive city? If intrigued, join the AWCS in exploring secret London, up creeping lanes, round out-of-the-way corners, past veiled islands of green. As The New York Times put it, the walk is "a highlight entertaining... blend of historical commentary and bizarre anecdotes laced with mildly scurrilous gossip about the past and present celebrities and defunct royals". We will be led by an experienced guide who will make the past become our present. The tour lasts two hours and will stop at one or two pubs en route, before finishing at a pub in Fleet Street.

    For further information please contact events@awcsonline.net

  • Wed
    27
    Sep
    2017
    6:00 pm

    Section 166 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) gives the Regulator the power to require firms to provide reports by skilled persons as one of its regulatory tools.
    Being issued a section 166 by the FCA/PRA is something which has taken place more frequently over the last few years.

    The AWCS invite you to an event with Vaughan Edwards from Medius Consulting who will talk about the rise of the Regulator and its powers, as well as a practical overview of what steps should be taken if your company is issued with a section 166 notice.

    This session would mostly benefit those in roles within financial services as well as those in professional services positions. If you would like more information about attending please email events@awcsonline.net

  • Tue
    24
    Oct
    2017
    6:00 pm

    The USA continues to be the UK's top international trading partner, especially now the UK is in the process of leaving the EU.

    Whilst many companies are looking for alternative ways to do business outside of the EU, doing business in the USA still seems to be an unknown area for many company secretaries.

    The AWCS invites you to an event with Andrew Moore from Computershare, who will talk about understanding legal entities in the USA, some key considerations and share examples of typical arrangements between UK law firms and US law firms as well as US Agents.

    If you are interested in attending this event please contact events@awcsonline.net.

  • Tue
    14
    Nov
    2017
    6:00 pm

    We've had to postpone the 14th November event until the 16th January.

    The AWCS is pleased to announce that will be holding a joint event with the ICSA on the importance of stakeholder engagement.

    ICSA: The Governance Institute and the Investment Association have worked together to produce a guidance note which is intended to assist boards in thinking about how to ensure they understand and weigh up the interests of their key stakeholders when taking strategic decisions. It identifies ten principles to guide the way boards approach these issues.

    In this seminar, Peter Swabey, Policy and Research Director at ICSA, will talk through the guidance and the principles that it identifies.

    If you would like to attend this event please register via the following link https://www.eventsforce.net/icsa/1529/register

  • Tue
    05
    Dec
    2017
    3:00 pmThe Wallace Collection

    5th December 2017, festive tea 3pm-5pm at The Wallace Collection.

    The AWCS Committee are delighted to invite you to their annual afternoon tea, to be held at The Wallace Collection, the former townhouse of the Seymour family, Marquesses of Hertford. The stunning courtyard of the Wallace Restaurant, an oasis in the heart of the West End, will be the setting for this year’s festivities.

    Please note that this is a members' only event. Places are limited and offered on a first come first served basis so early booking is advised. Please contact events@awcsonline.net

  • Tue
    12
    Dec
    2017
    6:00 pmJewel Bar, Picadilly

    12th December 2017, festive drinks from 6pm at Jewel Bar, Picadilly.

    As our thoughts turn to the festive season, we would like you to join AWCS this December for an evening of bubbles, cocktails, canapes and games. There will also be some fabulous prizes to win in our prize draw kindly sponsored by Brainloop, Computershare, DMJ Recruitment, Lintstock & Treethorpe

    Places are limited and offered on a first come first served basis so early booking is advised. Please contact events@awcsonline.net

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