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Stephanie Smith included in City A.M.’s Power 100 Women

Press release   •   May 19, 2016 16:32 BST

Stephanie Smith, Allianz Insurance

Allianz’s chief operating officer, Stephanie Smith, has been honoured with being included on the inaugural City A.M. Power 100 Women list – a collation of a 100 leading women working in The City. The list covers CEO’s, entrepreneurs, economists and millennials, as well as those working in banking and finance, investment, law, technology and telecoms, property, and accountancy, the list celebrates the leading women of London and identifies the ‘ones to watch’.

Stephanie Smith has been included on this year's list. She said: “It was a wonderful surprise to be included in this year’s Power 100 Women’s List, which is a fantastic celebration of London’s outstanding female talent across many important industries. I am delighted and also humbled to be recognised alongside some of the leading business women in the UK.”

The women were chosen based on a number of qualitative characteristics, including the strength and power of position, number of people they manage, and wider impact on the sector. The full list can be found here.

Charles Yardley, COO of City A.M., said of the list: “As the definitive London business news organisation, City A.M. is proud to be launching this multi-platform initiative, which speaks to the strength and talent of London’s leading ladies.”

To honour the launch of the Power 100 Women franchise, the City A.M. newspaper was guest-edited by Jayne-Anne Ghadia on Wednesday 18th May.

Commenting on the list, Jayne-Anne Gadhia said: “"It is fantastic to see City A.M. celebrating the considerable talent of London’s power women – from the lawyers and accountants to the entrepreneurs and executives, all driving innovation and economic growth. By holding a light to their achievements, we amplify the positive impact that these fantastic role models have on men and women alike."

City A.M. has launched Power 100 Women as part of its continuing championing of women in The City and follows its first Power Women Breakfast panel on 17th May, in which the CEO of Virgin Money, Jayne-Anne Gadhia; CEO of RSM, Jean Stephens; Chief of Staff of Tech City, Caroline Makepeace; and Natalie Campbell, Founder of A Very Good Company, all took part.

Supporting the initiative, Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities, Nicky Morgan, said: “This inaugural Power 100 Women list is a really exciting measure of the growing recognition of women within the City. Having women in these prominent positions means that companies benefit from an enormous wealth of female talent as well as ensuring visible working role models for the next generation of girls.

“We have already come a long way but can still do more to make sure women everywhere are able to fulfil their potential. It is women like these, who are performing at the top of their game, and the men who work alongside them, who are in a position to make this possible throughout the UK at every level.”

The Power 100 Women list, which is unranked, is compiled from research conducted by the City A.M. team and based on nominations made by companies in the city. #CityAMWomen


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About City AM:

City A.M. is a daily business news organisation, distributed at commuter and professional hotspots throughout London and the surrounding area, as well as 1,600 offices throughout the City, Canary Wharf and other areas of high business concentration. The paper employs an editorial team of 27 across its four daily sections – news, business features and investment, lifestyle and sport – and has an active website,

City A.M. and has a daily readership in excess of 399,000 professionals. The newspaper has a distribution figure of 97,974 and its readers are professionals, in full-time work and with an average salary of over £87,000 per annum - three times the national average. has a monthly visitor figure in excess of 1.27m, of which two-thirds are in the UK. The website visitors have an average income of £52,000 (Source: Adobe Analytics, Comscore). The paper was launched in September 2005 by Co-Founders Jens Torpe and Lawson Muncaster and operates as an independent media company.

The Power 100 Women:


  1. Jayne-Anne Gadhia, Virgin Money
  2. Inga Beale, Lloyd’s of London
  3. Ana Botin, Santander
  4. Alison Brittain, Whitbread
  5. Alison Cooper, Imperial Brands
  6. Veronique Laury, Kingfisher
  7. Liv Garfield, Severn Trent
  8. Moya Greene, Royal Mail
  9. Dame Carolyn McCall, EasyJet
  10. Amanda Blanc, Axa Insurance


  1. Nina Devani, DevaniSoft
  2. Lucy Baldwin, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  3. Natalie Campbell, A Very Good Company
  4. Andrea Ferraz, Morgan Stanley
  5. Gemma Godfrey,
  6. Irina Haivas, GHO Capital
  7. Lauren Hurwitz, Moelis & Company
  8. Marta Krupinska, Azimo
  9. Sunaina Sinha, Cebile Capital
  10. Adizah Tejani, Level39


  1. Dame Alison Carnwath, Land Securities
  2. Antonia Belcher, MHBC
  3. Lucinda Bell, British Land
  4. Lisa Hollands, CBRE
  5. Melanie Leech, British Property Federation
  6. Ainslie McLennan, Henderson/TH Real Estate
  7. Alison Nimmo, Crown Estate
  8. Liz Peace, LandAid
  9. Alison Platt, Countrywide
  10. Camille Waxer, Canary Wharf Group


  1. Eileen Burbidge, Passion Capital
  2. Caroline Makepeace, Tech City
  3. Baroness Dido Harding, TalkTalk
  4. Sharon White, Ofcom
  5. Verity Harding,Google DeepMind
  6. Jo Bertram, Uber
  7. Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook
  8. Baroness Joanna Shields, Minister for internet safety and security
  9. Reshma Sohoni, Seedcamp
  10. Claudia Brind-Woody, IBM


  1. Sandie Okoro, HSBC Global Asset Management
  2. Aedamar Comiskey, Linklaters
  3. Kirstine Cooper, Aviva
  4. Susan Crichton, TSB
  5. Sascha Grimm, Cooley / Women in Law London
  6. Jenine Hulsmann, Clifford Chance
  7. Sonya Leydecker, Herbert Smith Freehils
  8. Frances Murphy, Slaughter & May
  9. Deirdre Trapp, Freshfields
  10. Penelope Warne, CMS


  1. Sam Smith, FinnCap
  2. Kathryn Parsons, Decoded
  3. Rebecca Harding, Equant-Analytics
  4. Sherry Coutu, Founders4Schools
  5. Baroness Martha Lane Fox, Entrepreneur
  6. Sarah Wood, Unruly
  7. Elizabeth Varley, TechHub
  8. Julie Meyer, Ariadne Capital
  9. Nicola Horlick, Money & Co
  10. Amanda Staveley, PCP Capital Partners


  1. Minouche Shafik, Bank of England
  2. Dame Kate Barker, Office for Budget Responsibility
  3. Elga Bartsch, Morgan Stanley
  4. Diane Coyle, Enlightenment Economics
  5. Kristin Forbes, Bank of England
  6. Ruth Lea, Arbuthnot Banking Group
  7. Rain Newton-Smith, CBI
  8. Vicky Pryce, CEBR
  9. Bridget Rosewell, Volterra
  10. Yael Selfin, KPMG


  1. Helena Morrissey, Newton Investment Management
  2. Jennifer Mathias, EFG Private Bank
  3. Agnes de Guzman, Pictet Wealth Management
  4. Liz Field, Wealth Management Association
  5. Ana Cukic Armstrong, Armstrong Investment Managers
  6. Lucy Macdonald, Allianz Global Investors
  7. Caroline Simmons, UBS Wealth Management
  8. Anita Nemes, Deutsche Bank
  9. Nancy Curtin, Close Brothers Asset Management
  10. Harriet Steel, Hermes Investment Management


  1. Sacha Romanovitch, Grant Thornton UK
  2. Beth Brooke-Marciniak, EY
  3. Tracey Groves, PwC
  4. Sharron Gunn, ICAEW
  5. Stephanie Hyde, PwC
  6. Maria Pinelli, EY
  7. Michelle Quest, KPMG
  8. Jean Stephens, RSM
  9. Sharon Thorne, Deloitte
  10. Ingrid Waterfield, KPMG


  1. Maria Ramos, Barclays Africa Group
  2. Ilaria del Beato, GE Capital UK
  3. Charlotte Crosswell, Nasdaq NLX
  4. Tina Fordham, Citigroup
  5. Beatriz Martin, UBS
  6. Stephanie Smith, Allianz Insurance
  7. Francesca McDonagh, HSBC UK
  8. Alison Rose, RBS
  9. Helen Rose, TSB
  10. Noreen Whyte, Morgan Stanley

Allianz Insurance is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz SE Group, the largest property and casualty insurer worldwide.

Around 85 million private and corporate customers rely on Allianz's knowledge, global reach, capital strength and solidity to help them make the most of financial opportunities and to avoid and safeguard themselves against risks.

In 2015, over 142,000 employees in more than 70 countries achieved total revenues of approximately 125.2bn euros.

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