Tag Archives: Women in Finance

Launching the Women in Finance App

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As a proud signatory of the Women in Finance Charter we are delighted to announce the launch of the Women in Finance App, which is available today via Apple iStore and Google Play. The free app has been launched to assist companies, like ours, take action to improve gender balance and help create fully inclusive workplaces. The new app shares best practice through …

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The Women in Finance Awards

Last night The Women in Finance Awards, the finance industry’s largest diversity event in Europe, hosted 500 of the most inspirational leaders and advocates from across the country. The awards ceremony recognised the strides made by exceptional women across these fields and celebrated the achievements of 119 finalists out of over 430 nominations, across a broad range of sectors within financial services, …

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Diversity and walking the walk

Diversity and walking the walk

In my view, good business today needs to be full of wonderful diversity and, in 2015, I led a government initiative to remedy gender diversity in Financial Services. This work resulted in the Women in Finance Charter and I’m delighted to say that over 122 firms, employing over half a million people in the UK and covering almost 50% of …

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Getting back to work with our ReCareer Programme

We are delighted to announce the launch of our “ReCareer” programme, a programme that will support, develop and inspire people who have taken a break from working for whatever reason, give them practical help and an opportunity to get into the career they want. What? The ReCareer Programme is a thirteen week  professional internship that is designed to provide a supported route …

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Gender Pay Gap Reporting Goes Live

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New government regulations come into effect today on Gender Pay Gap Reporting.  The UK is one of the first countries in the world to require gender pay gap reporting, following the government’s commitment to introduce the requirement at the last general election. Although the gender pay gap across the economy is at a record low of 18.1% according to Office …

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Advertising storing up an image problem?

Advertising and Women in Finance

A senior advertising executive has been in the news this week after commenting that the debate about gender bias was “all over”. To put this in context, a survey conducted by the 3% Conference in 2014 found that although women make up just over 46 per cent of the advertising industry, just over 11 per cent of creative directors are …

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Another positive step for women in finance

Jayne-Anne Gadhia: Women in Finance

In the finance industry, too few women get to the top and the numbers highlighting the problem should get everyone thinking. In 2015, women made up only 14% of Executive Committees in the financial services sector. While more women than men start out in financial services, as they progress, the majority fall out, especially at middle management level. This leaves almost all …

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Don’t bank on the future of Britain’s financial services industry if women remain on the sidelines

Jayne-Anne Gadhia with Harriet Baldwin

Why, you might ask, do we need another review into how to get more women into senior leadership positions? Haven’t we already seen lots of good work and research in that area? We asked ourselves the same question when we first considered a review into how women are represented in senior managerial roles in financial services. But the deeper we …

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