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Addressing the Gender Inequalities in Financial Services

Equal pay and equal opportunity make sense, but gender inequalities persist in financial services. However, progress is being made, with more women being installed in senior management and board positions in financial firms. There is much room for more progress, though. Chief executive positions, for example, remain largely filled by men.

Source: International Banker

https://internationalbanker.com/…

Gender
Pay Gap
Women on Boards

Report: HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter - Five Year Review - New Financial

Five years since the launch of the Women in Finance Charter, this report assesses its impact on female representation and the wider diversity and inclusion agenda at signatory firms and across the financial services sector. To request a copy of the full report, please click here The UK government launched the HM Treasury Women in …

Source: New Financial

https://newfinancial.org/report-…

Banking and Finance
Gender
Pay Gap
Women in Finance Charter

Essays on Equality | Global Institute for Women’s Leadership | King’s College London

Essays on Equality 2021

Download the 2021 Essays on Equality, Covid-10 Edition. The Global Institute for Women’s Leadership has been among those looking at the varying impacts of the crisis on women and men.

Source: Global Institute for Women’s Leadership | King’s College London

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/giwl/resea…

Gender
Equality
Covid 19

Leading The Way: The Times Top 50 Employers For Women 2021 - Business in the Community

Leading The Way: The Times Top 50 Employers For Women 2021 celebrates the successes of the organisations who made this year’s list. It discusses how they responded and adapted to support female employees with the additional challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The report shares the lessons learned from those actions taken in a time of crisis, and outlines how to apply them to building a more gender equal future.

Source: Business in the Community

https://www.bitc.org.uk/report/l…

Diversity
Gender
Recruitment
Career Development

The Annual Investing in Women Code report

The Investing in Women Code report sets out findings on the support provided to female entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom.

Source: GOV.UK

https://www.gov.uk/government/pu…

Entrepreneurship

False sense of flexible working is risk for parents and carers – new…

Employers must avoid measures that give the illusion of flexible working while still requiring staff to consistently put in long hours and be responsive at irregular times – otherwise parents and carers risk missing out on the benefits of remote working, a new report warns.

Source: Kings College London

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/news/false…

Flexible Working

135+ years to close global gender gap says World Economic Forum

Closing the global gender gap increases a generation from 99.5 years - 135.6 years says World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2021 with a further generation of women waiting for gender parity

Source: International Women's Day

https://www.internationalwomensd…

Gender
Pay Gap
Equality

Report: HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter - Annual Review 2020 - New Financial

Five years since the UK Government launched the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter, signatories faced their biggest test yet as the pandemic struck in 2020. This fourth Annual Review analyses the largest cohort yet, with data from 209 signatories. The UK government launched the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter in March 2016 to …

Source: New Financial

https://newfinancial.org/report-…

Women in Finance Charter

Government says in the interest of employers and employees to make offer of flexible working standard

The Minister for Women and Equalities calls for flexible working to be normalised

Source: GOV.UK

https://www.gov.uk/government/ne…

Flexible Working
Gender

Balancing work and family: Achieving an equilibrium that works for you

To celebrate International Women’s Day - hear the stories from an array of speakers with differing perspectives, including our own Janine Hirt. They will discuss how they manage their own work-life balance, and how they work toward achieving an equilibrium that is both successful and sustainable.

Source: Balancing work and family

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=…

Business
Flexible Working
Parenting

Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan addresses International Women’s Day event

International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience delivers keynote speech at COP26 event, 'Climate Action and Gender Equality: Can We Close One Gap Without the Other?'

Source: GOV.UK

https://www.gov.uk/government/sp…

Gender
Equality
ESG

Britons among least likely to prioritise gender pay gap in Covid…

Britons are among those least likely to prioritise tackling the gender pay gap right now as society rebuilds from the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new global study to mark International Women’s Day.

Source: Kings College London

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/news/brito…

Gender
Pay Gap