Gender Networks was originally launched in 2009 as The Network of Networks (TNON) by current co-chair Vanessa Vallely alongside senior individuals from Bank of New York Mellon and Morgan Stanley. The aim was to create an informal networking forum to share challenges and opportunities as well as leverage peer-to-peer support to enable network success and growth.

Over the past ten years, Gender Networks expanded to 100 companies and 330 members.  In 2012, Vanessa Vallely was joined by her co-chair, Birgit Neu, who was fundamental in shaping TNON’s strategy and membership base. In 2013 TNON also launched a BAME chapter and in 2014 an LGBT chapter.  These chapters still exist today under The Network of Networks brand.

In 2016, due to the growth of the Gender Chapter and requirements of our members, TNON Gender has become a formal membership organisation under the new brand, Gender Networks.

Introduction to Gender Networks by Vanessa Vallely

Meet the Team

Meet the Founder, Chair and Advisory Board members behind Gender Networks