Vanessa Vallely OBE

WeAreTheCity, London, UK

Special Power

Role modelling

Innovator Type


Planet Benefit

Supporting women to achieve more

Vanessa epitomises leadership by example. During a successful career in banking, Vanessa was very conscious of herself as a role model to others, selflessly and energetically offering to speak at any events that supported the disadvantaged 

From this has sprung WeAreTheCity with over 120,000 (mostly female) members across the UK and Europe. It provides free resources and personal development advice to women who are actively seeking to grow their careers. It also helps corporate organisations to develop, attract and retain their female talent through its suite of services and products. WeAreTheCity houses over 10,000 career related articles and has provided opportunities for over 10,000 women to up-skill through its events and conferences since 2008.  

Vanessa is undoubtedly a true champion of women in business.