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The Financial Services Skills Taskforce was launched by the former Chancellor in his Mansion House speech in June 2018 to help ensure that the sector is prepared to meet long-term skills needs over a period of unprecedented technological and social change. The Taskforce, chaired by Mark Hoban, and convened by TheCityUK, with support from EY UK1 and The City of London Corporation, brings together senior business leaders from across the sector, representatives of trade bodies, Chartered institutes and higher and further education to take on the challenge of ensuring we have the skills and talent we need to be globally competitive into the future.

Source: EY


Banking and Finance

Twelve small actions with big impact for Generation Equality

Change isn’t just about big headline moments, legal victories and international agreements: the way we talk, think, and act every day can create a ripple effect that benefits everyone. As we usher in the new decade and take stock of global progress on women’s rights, join us, as Generation Equality,

Source: UN Women



GENDER EQUALITY IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS - Engaging men as allies to advance gender equality across the value chain

Achieving gender equality is often seen as a ‘women’s issue’. It is, of course, fundamentally important to ensure women’s rights. However, as UN Women have noted, for too long men have been seen as part of the problem. If we are to deliver systemic change to achieve gender equality, they need to be part of the solution as well.

Source: Business Fights Poverty


Men as Allies

Inclusivity and Intersectionality - Toolkit and Annual Report 2019

In 2019, the Women and Work APPG’s theme was Inclusivity and Intersectionality. Throughout its work over the past four years, the APPG has recognised and highlighted the fact that women are not a homogenous group, and that a focus on gender alone can sometimes be misleading. We have heard evidence from witnesses as to how different aspects of identity such as age, race, disability or income can affect an individual’s experience of recruitment and employment.

Source: Women and Work APPG -



Research: Women Score Higher Than Men in Most Leadership Skills

According to analysis of 360-degree reviews. While the differences were not huge, women scored at a statistically significantly higher level than men on the vast majority of leadership competencies we measured.

Source: Harvard Business Review



Third of FTSE 100 board members now women, but Business Secretary says more needs to be done

33% of all FTSE 100 board members are now women, up from just 12.5% less than a decade ago.

Source: GOV.UK


Women on Boards

Sex and Power 2020

In the report you will find:
A breakdown of percentages of women in power across politics, business and public life.
An analysis of women's representation in politics, businesses, the arts and more, as well as the state of affairs for women of colour - who are simply missing altogether from the highest levels of many sectors.
Our conclusions and recommendations, including improvements to gender pay gap reporting and the introduction of mandatory reporting on the gender pay gap by ethnicity.

Source: Fawcett Society


Pay Gap

Global Gender Gap Report 2020

Gender parity will not be attained for 99.5 years – that’s the sobering finding of the Global Gender Gap Report 2020

Source: World Economic Forum


Pay Gap

Sponsoring Women’s Success

CMI's report, produced in partnership with the 30% Club and Russell Reynolds Associates, provides an overview of the extent of sponsorship and mentoring in UK businesses among managers and senior leaders.

Source: Sponsoring Women's Success



Pilot evaluation - Lifting Limits

From September 2018 to July 2019 we ran an externally evaluated pilot in five primary schools in the London Borough of Camden, testing our model and resources. Read the report ‘We can all be who we want to be’: A whole school approach to challenging gender stereotyping and promoting gender equality in primary schools, with ... Read morePilot evaluation

Source: Lifting Limits



Women In Financial Services 2020

Firms need to take a panoramic approach to stakeholders to progress gender balance in the workforce, with a $700 billion revenue opportunity for those that can serve women as customers better.

Source: Women In Financial Services 2020



FTSE Women Leaders | Hampton Alexander Review

Hampton Alexander Review focuses on increasing the number of women on FTSE boards, and improving women’s representation in senior positions.

Source: Hampton-Alexander Review


Women on Boards