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International Women’s Day

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Dear Aldgate Ward Club Member,

Club President Geliya Chukmarova
would like to invite you to our next Zoom talk which is a celebration of International Womens Day.

We will have three speakers

  • Alderwoman Sue Langley OBE
  • AWC President Geliya Chukmarova
  • Ulviyya TaghizadeAWC President

    Geliya Chukmarova

Aldgate Wards Club
President Geliya
Chukmarova is a legal
and business consultant
with over 20 years of
experience in litigation/ arbitration and business
law in the UK, Russia
and other CIS countries. She is an English qualified solicitor and Russian lawyer/advocate.

Geliya is a founder and director of the company, which focuses on legal and business matters and investment projects. She is
a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Fuellers, a Freeman of the City of London, and a member of the Board of the Tajik-British Chamber of


She has written series of articles for Kommersant UK, the Russian business newspaper published in the UK, and for the Russian legal blog Zakon.ru. Outside work, Geliya’s interests are classical music, ballet, art, psychology and kundalini yoga.

AWC Patron Alderwoman

Sue Langley OBE

Alderwoman Sue Langley OBE is Non-Executive Chair Gallagher UK, Senior Independent Director UKAR (Northern Rock Asset Management and Bradford and Bingley) the Lead Non-Executive Director for the Home Office and a Trustee for Macmillan Cancer. Sue is the Alderwoman for the City of London Aldgate Ward.

Previously she was CEO Financial & Professional Services at the Department for International Trade (DIT), Executive Director North America and Market Development for Lloyd’s of London, Director of Lloyd’s Asia and Chairman of Lloyd’s Japan.

Sue was a founding member of the Governments Women’s Business Council and is a member of both the Worshipful Companies of Insurers and Drapers.

She is a past recipient of the Insurance Institute of London (ILL) Presidents Award, the FS Women in the City Achievement Award, Women to Watch, Leading Women in Reinsurance,

top 20 inspirational City Women and in 2015 received an OBE for services to women in business.

A participant on the BBC Expert Women’s initiative and born in the East End, she is passionate about social mobility and involved in a number of charitable and mentoring roles. Sue graduated (BSc Hons) from Southampton University.

Ulviyya Taghizade

Ulviyya Taghizade holds an MS in International Relations and Regional Studies awarded by Baku Slavic University.

She worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan and at the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Prague. She organised various charity and fundraising events under the umbrella of diplomatic corp in Czech Republic and Great Britain.

Ulvia was a committee member and volunteer of Diplomatic Spouses Club Prague. She is
a member of the Board Committee of the Diplomatic Spouses Club in London and was Vice President in 2018-2019. Ulvia is a holder of the “Inspiration of the year 2018” Westminster Volunteer Award.

She is a founder and Honorary president of Azerbaijani Women’s Association in UK.

Happy International Women’s Day! Happy 8 March to our wonderful women! 
The details of zoom meeting are below. I look forward to seeing you later tonight. 



Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 836 9425 7655
Passcode: celebrate


March 8
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm