Leading UK Women’s website, www.wearethecity.com lays it’s future roots in Essex
Vanessa is Managing Director of WeAreTheCity and author of leading book, Heels of Steel, Surviving and Thriving in the Corporate World and is a regular speaker for both global organisations and local schools. After a 25 year senior career in the City, Vanessa knows all too well how easy it is to lose momentum in your job particularly at times when women often need additional support in order to achieve their career goals.
WeAreTheCity.com is the no.1 career aggregator site for women, offering careers advice, jobs and support. Set up in 2008, it is a website that supports women by providing a myriad of information that they can use to develop their careers. The site provides motivation from regular bloggers and career experts as well as profiling inspirational women and business leaders. WeAreTheCity also promotes the activities of over 200 women’s networks and in excess of 200 career orientated events per year. They have raised over £50,000 for various charities and 10% of the site is dedicated to free advertising for social enterprises and charity based initiatives. These enterprises are intended to both support charities and to encourage women to give back and help others as part of their career.
Rayleigh residents Vanessa (42) and her husband Stewart (39) have been building WeAreTheCity for the past 6 years alongside their senior corporate careers and raising their two daughters. During this period they have grown the site to incorporate over 26,000 female members, 4 million hits per month and 200,000 unique visitors.
At the start of this year the couple were offered investment to expand the business and didn’t hesitate in deciding that the new offices would be based locally in Essex. Vanessa and Stewart believe heavily in growing the local community and are intent on employing local talent and are helping a number of youngsters to obtain work experience through their apprenticeship and weekly visit schemes.
Vanessa or Stewart are available for interviews or any press team is welcome to visit our offices in Hockley, Warren House, 10-20 Main Road, Hockley, SS5 4QS.
Contact details: Chantelle@wearethecity.com - Telephone: 01702 201 695
For more information on Vanessa www.vanessavallely.com
WeAreTheCity also has a website based in India www.wearethecity.in
WeAreTheCity also has an associated job board www.careerscity.co.uk
Vanessa also sits on the board of Women of Influence for Cancer Research
Vanessa and Stewart are also Pearly Queen and King of the City of London
WeAreTheCity currently employee 5 local individuals, 1 apprentice (from Fitzwymarc School) & 2 young girls on work experience (from Sweyne school)