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Sexism in the City? Have we made progress or is the industry just box ticking and buck passing?

event date April 16, 2024 event timing 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Birketts LLP, Kingfisher House, 1 Gilders Way, Norwich, NR3 1UB Members: FREE Non-Members: £0

Event overview

The Norwich and East Anglia WIBF branch is partnering with national law firm, Birketts, for a thought-provoking in-person networking event in Norwich. Our panel will be discussing diversity and inclusion in the finance industry, whether things have really improved in the last few years and whether renewed attempts to do so now are just more examples of box ticking and buck passing.

Bookings are closed for this event.

About this event

Is there sexism in the City? Statistics show there has been no meaningful progress in achieving diversity in the Financial Services Industry. Despite work on the Women in Finance Charter to improve the pipeline of female talent, the introduction of mandatory gender pay gap reporting and greater focus by the regulator on non-financial misconduct, there is clearly still a glass ceiling for those wanting to progress to a senior level.

Even when they do, the statistics show they often then leave in far greater numbers than their senior male counterparts. We will be discussing these topics with our wonderful panel on the day.

There will also be the opportunity for networking after the panel.

user-icon This event will focus on diversity and inclusion in the financial services sector and we will hear from our panel of speakers about:

  • The recent House of Commons Treasury Committee’s inquiry into “Sexism in the City”, the Regulator’s involvement and the backlash it has caused

  • The political landscape - how the upcoming UK General Election will impact on diversity and inclusion if Labour come into power

  • How the industry is responding and if the measures proposed will lead to improve diversity in the sector


Nancy Dickinson

Co Chair of the WIBF Norwich & East Anglia Branch & Director at Deloitte MCS Limited

Event Partner