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Is Gender Diversity Profitable? Evidence from a Global Survey

Analysis of a global survey of 21,980 firms from 91 countries reveals the relative dearth of women in high leadership positions. The results suggest that the presence of women in corporate leadership positions may improve firm performance.

Source: PIIE


Women on Boards

Closing The Gap - Addrressing The Gender Pay Gap

This report seeks to understand the factors that may contribute to the Gender Pay Gap and how it impacts the Asset Management Industry. It then focuses on how the industry is addressing the issues through the proactive actions that our member firms are taking.

Source: The Investment Association


Pay Gap

If There’s Only One Woman in Your Candidate Pool, There’s Statistically No Chance She’ll Be Hired

But if there are two, her odds go way up.

Source: Harvard Business Review



Report: Moving Toward Gender Balance in Private Equity and Venture Capital

The study explores the link between financial returns and gender diversity; the lack of women in the industry; and steps needed to achieve gender balance. One of the key findings of the report is that private equity and venture capital funds with gender-balanced senior investment teams generated 10 percent to 20 percent higher returns compared with funds that have a majority of male or female leaders.

Source: IFC


Banking and Finance

The Importance of Male Allies: A Review of the Literature - All Together

An examination of peer-reviewed research across various industries regarding the roles men can take to improve gender equality in the workplace.

Source: All Together



Backlash & buy-in: Responding to the challenges in achieving gender equality

Responding to the challenges in achieving gender equality

Source: Chief Executive Women (CEW) and Male Champions of Change (MCC)



Living longer - Office for National Statistics

One in four older female workers, and one in eight older male workers, have caring responsibilities. In this article, we look further at the differences between men and women who work and care, and how who is being cared for drives the number of hours a carer provides and their ability to work.

Source: Living longer


Flexible Working

Female representation in the City is rising thanks to Treasury Charter

"HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter continues to play a leading role in improving the gender balance across the UK’s financial services sector", says Jayne Anne-Gadhia.

Source: GOV.UK


Women in Finance Charter

Venture Capitalists Are Using the Wrong Tools to Improve Gender Diversity - Behavioral Scientist

It is time for venture capitalists to stop trying to change hearts and minds and start redesigning their firms.

Source: Behavioral Scientist



Building disability and mental health confidence

Whitepaper on Disability and Mental Health Confidence from Barclays Bank.

Source: Barclays


Health & Wellbeing

Dynamic Working

Dynamic Working is new way of thinking about and approaching working arrangements: a flexible working model that empowers individual colleagues. Launched globally in 2015, 57% of our colleagues reported working dynamically last year. What’s more, our engagement survey Your View found that their sustainable engagement is 83% – five points higher than our overall score – and they also report higher levels of productivity, job satisfaction and brand loyalty. Dynamic Working is working: for individuals, for business, and crucially, for the clients and communities we serve.

Source: Barclays


Flexible Working

Women at the Start

We look at how today’s young women should prepare for the world of work. We explain the importance of making the most of alumni contacts, how to make a case without being interrupted by men, and why becoming a reverse-mentor can help younger employees move ahead early in their career

Source: Financial Times


Flexible Working
Career Development