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Menopause transition: effects on women’s economic participation

Evidence review, covering 104 publications, of the extent to which menopause transition impacts on women’s economic participation

Source: GOV.UK

https://www.gov.uk/government/pu…

Health & Wellbeing

Is the gender agenda enough? How can we ensure diversity of culture, background and thinking?

This second paper focuses on Inclusion and Diversity and the importance of intersectionality.

Source: Jemma Waters, Lloyds Banking Group and Graciella Martin Rijo, University of Warwick

https://www.wibf.org.uk/opinion/…

Diversity

State of the Workplace | Part 1: Gender | Hive

Using a data sampling of more than 3,000 men and women, the report reveals insights into how we behave, work, and communicate in the office.

Source: Hive

https://hive.com/state-of-the-wo…

Gender

Gender pay gap reporting: What your business needs to know | Sage Advice UK

Read this in-depth guide on the gender pay gap and find out what your business needs to do when it comes to gender pay gap reporting, what to calculate and when to submit your figures.

Source: Sage Advice UK

https://www.sage.com/en-gb/blog/…

Pay Gap

Closing the gap: Leadership perspectives on promoting women in financial services

Men and women in financial services begin their careers at parity, but women account for only 19 percent of positions in the C-suite. Our research breaks down the current state of gender diversity in the industry and explores ways to improve the representation of women at every level.

Source: McKinsey & Company

https://www.mckinsey.com/industr…

Gender
Leadership

New independent report details ways of tackling gender seniority gap ABI

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Source: New independent report details ways of tackling gender seniority gap ABI

https://www.abi.org.uk/news/news…

Gender
Parenting

Women in Finance: An Economic Case for Gender Equality

Women are underrepresented at all levels of the global financial system, from depositors and borrowers to bank board members and regulators.

Source: IMF Blog By Martin Čihák and Ratna Sahay

https://blogs.imf.org/2018/09/19…

Gender

The Hampton-Alexander Review publishes its 2017 Report

The Hampton-Alexander Review is an independent, business-led review supported by Government, the successor to the five-year Davies Review into Women on Boards. Its initial report published in November 2016 set a series of recommendations aimed at increasing the number of women in leadership positions of FTSE 350 companies.

Source: The Hampton

https://www.iasplus.com/en-gb/ne…

Gender
Leadership

Closing the gender pay gap: actions for employers

Toolkit for employers, with actions they can take to close the gender pay gap in their workplace.

Source: GOV.UK

https://www.gov.uk/government/pu…

Pay Gap

Lessons in banking with a purpose from the ancient world

Leadership and a clear view of risk powered the longevity of one early institution.

Source: Financial Times

https://www.ft.com/content/1ffb4…

Banking and Finance

Mind the gender pay gap

THE UK is one of the few countries to require employers with over 250 employees to disclose their gender pay gap data. New regulations came into force in April 2017, and 10,527 employers have now submitted their figures. They offer some useful lessons in how to make pay more equal for men and women. Read more at The Business Times.

Source: The Business Times

https://www.businesstimes.com.sg…

Pay Gap

The Mommy Effect: Do Women Anticipate the Employment Effects of Motherhood?

After decades of convergence, the gender gap in employment outcomes has recently plateaued in many rich countries, despite the fact that women have increased their investment in human capital over this period. We propose a hypothesis to reconcile these two trends: that when they are making key human capital decisions, women in modern cohorts underestimate the impact of motherhood on their future labor supply. Using an event-study framework, we show substantial and persistent employment effects of motherhood in U.K. and U.S. data.

Source: NBER

http://www.nber.org/papers/w2474…

Parenting