Past Networking Events

The WDS hosts a number of networking events during the course of the year to give members the opportunity to meet high profile people in British public life. The relaxed format is ideal for the exchange of ideas and never fails to spark lively debate.

    WDS 2013 Calendar

     January 16th - WDS Executive Committee Meeting - Royal Garden Hotel

    January 26th - WDS Ladies Day Lunch & Spa - Wyndham Grand London Chelsea Harbour Hotel

    February 13th - WDS Executive Committee Meeting; WDS Annual General Meeting & Reception - Royal Garden Hotel

    February 23rd - WDS Shopping Expedition - Freeport Braintree Outlet Shopping Essex

    March 5th - Christian Embassy International Women's Day Luncheon - Cholmondeley Room & Terrace, House of Lords

    April 3rd - Diplomacy in the 21st Century - 18th International Symposium - The London Academy of Diplomacy

    April 10th - Soprano Laura Wright in Concert - Royal Albert Hall

    May 11th - WDS Fundraising Power Walk - Historical Sites, Westminster and Surroundings

   May 29th - WDS Luncheon (Lecture Series) - Royal Garden Hotel

   June 1st - River Cruise to Greenwich; Visit to Museum/Greenwich Market

   June 22nd - Excursion to Bristol

   July 13th - Invitation to the Fifth Annual Grenadian Heritage Day - Pinner, Harrow, Middlesex

   October 8th - WDS Luncheon (Lecture Series) - Royal Garden Hotel

   October 11th - Embassy Magazine Annual Induction Seminar for New Diplomats

   November 9th - WDS Stall at the Annual Commonwealth Fair - Kensington Town Hall

   November 27th - Annual Festive Tea Party

   N.B. This Calendar is subject to change          

 WDS 2012 Calendar of Events

 *** WDS Power Walk - Saturday 12th May 2012 - To Register: Email:

   January 6th - WDS Executive Committee Meeting - Uganda High Commission

   February 16th - WDS Executive Committee Meeting/Annual General Meeting - Uganda High Commission

   February 29th - WDS Luncheon Meeting with Simon Martin, Director of FCO Protocol/Vice Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps - Royal  Overseas League

    March 6th - Christian Embassy International Women's Day Luncheon - 1 Great George Street

    May 12th - WDS Power Walk Fundraising Event - Historical Sites, Westminster & Surroundings

    May 18th - WDS Tour of Guildhall and Luncheon hosted by the Lord Mayor of the City of London

    June 23rd - WDS Diamond Jubilee Excursion to Trentham Park Estate

    13th December - WDS Festive Tea Party - Royal Garden Hotel, 2-24 Kensington High Street


WDS 2011 Calendar of Events   

16th February - WDS Ordinary General Meeting - Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington High Street

5th March - Shopping Expedition to Bicester Vilage, Oxford

8th March - 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day - Luncheon hosted by The Christian Embassy , Baroness Detta O'Cathain and WDS

22nd March - Luncheon in Honour of the Chair of WDS hosted by Mrs Guilda Navidi-Walker, Special Advisor, WWF

24th March - Matthew Williamson Fashion Designer 2011 Trunk Show in Association with Jaguar, Mayfair Boutique

30th March - WDS Executive and Events Committee Meeting - Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington High Street

7th May - WDS Power Walk - (Fundraising) - Westminster

14th May - Excursion to Stonehenge, Salisbury & Bath Custom Day Trip

6th June - WDS AGM & RCS Symposium - "Women As Agents of Change" in Politics & Diplomacy - Royal Commonwealth Society

15th June - Voice and Communications Training - Anne Walsh, Central School of Speech and Drama, Jamaican High Commission

16th June - Women in Public Policy (WIPP) Panel Discussion - "Women and International Diplomacy" - House of Lords

23rd July - Shopping Day Out (Ashford Designer Outlet)

28th July - Tea hosted by Vice-Chair, The Ambassador of Macedonia

25th September - Joint CCL/WDS Tea and Fashion Show (Fundraising) - Hotel Verta, Battersea Heliport

21st October - WDS Luncheon Series Guest Speaker The Dean of the Diplomatic Corps HE Khaled Al-Duwaisan GCVO, Ambassador of Kuwait, at Corinthia Hotel Northumberland Avenue/Whitehall

29th November - WDS Luncheon Series Guest Speaker Lord Mayor of Westminster Cllr Susie Burbridge, at Corinthia Hotel Northumberland Aveue/Whitehall