Are you a woman working in financial journalism who would like to break into a job on the news or features desk or is wondering how to broaden the topics you write about? Would you like to know how a career in financial journalism can prepare you for a job editing hard news for a national newspaper or a senior editorial role across a wide variety of publications? Are you looking for inspiration and advice about how to take on a new career challenge and move from one specialist area of journalism into another? Are you feeling lost about where a career in financial journalism can lead you? Our esteemed panellist of top female journalists – all of whom have a background in financial journalism – are here to help.

This is the third event for women in financial journalism that we have held at the Financial Times, chaired by Women in Journalism committee member Becky Barrow. It’s always a friendly, frank night full of fascinating (and often funny) anecdotes about working in financial journalism. All are welcome, there are drinks provided beforehand and we usually decamp to the local pub afterwards.

When: May 3

Starts : 6.30 ends  9pm

Where: Financial Times, Number One Southwark Bridge Rd, London SE1 9HL

Tickets : Members £10 . Non members £20.  Limited students places £5.  All prices have an additional eventbrite fee


Please note: tickets are limited and usually sell out very quickly.

The panelists this year

  • Becky Barrow, news editor of the Sunday Times (chair)
  • Lisa Bachelor, deputy news editor of the Observer
  • Kalpana Fitzpatrick, finance editor across all Hearst magazines and consumer editor of Good Housekeeping
  • Brooke Masters, FT Comment and Analysis Editor
  • Jane Martinson, Marjorie Deane Professor of Financial Journalism at City, University of London and Guardian contributor