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Building disability and mental health confidence

Whitepaper on Disability and Mental Health Confidence from Barclays Bank.

Source: Barclays

https://home.barclays/content/da…

Diversity
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

https://home.barclays/content/da…

Business
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

https://www.ft.com/reports/women…

Flexible Working
Gender
Career Development

Work Autonomy, flexibility and work-life balance

Work Autonomy, Flexibility and Work-Life Balance (WAF Project) is a research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council as a part of their Future Research Leader Scheme (Grant ES/K009699/1) and based at the University of Kent. This project aims to examine how work autonomy and working-time flexibility (flexitime) is being used and provided, and how it can be used to benefit workers rather than to lead to increased intensification of work, blurring boundaries between work and family life.

Source: Dr Heejung Chung, University of Kent

http://wafproject.org/wordpress/…

Business
Flexible Working
Gender
Parenting

Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship sets out recommendations to improve female start-up and scale-up rates.

Plans to increase the number of female entrepreneurs in Britain by fifty per cent have been set out, after independent research showed women face too many barriers to setting up their own business.

Source: Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship sets out recommendations to improve female start

https://www.rbs.com/rbs/news/201…

Business
Gender

Gender Balance Index 2019

Gender diversity in central banks has improved by six percentage points since 2018, but the overall picture remains heavily unbalanced, much more so than the equivalent in politics or the private side of the financial sector.

Source: Gender Balance Index 2019

https://thinktank.omfif.org/gbi1…

Banking and Finance
Gender

Women, business and The Law 2019

The index assessed eight indicators that influence economic decisions women make during their working lives – from freedom of movement to getting a pension – tracking legal blocks to either employment or entrepreneurship. Each country was scored and ranked, with a score of 100 indicating the most equal. Only six were given full marks.

Source: The World Bank

https://openknowledge.worldbank.…

Business
Gender

Research: Gender Pay Gaps Shrink When Companies Are Required to Disclose Them

The first empirical study on the impact of mandatory wage transparency. That study’s results suggest that disclosing disparities in gender pay does in fact narrow the gender wage gap

Source: Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2019/01/research…

Gender
Pay Gap

Tribe Impact Capital

Tribe releases new white paper on gender lens investing with fellow Suzanne Biegel.

Source: Tribe Impact Capital

https://www.tribeimpactcapital.c…

Gender
Financial Inclusion

Diversity in Portfolio Management

Understanding the diversity challenge facing the asset management industry, what firms are doing about it, and what still needs to be done.

Source: New Financial

https://newfinancial.org/wp-cont…

Diversity

Alpha Female 2018 Annual Report

It is no surprise that women remain hugely underrepresented in front-line fund management. Only one in 10 fund managers is a woman.
However, this year’s study reveals potential grounds for hope that things will improve. Analysis of our fund manager database has unveiled the superior returns delivered by mixed-gender teams – men and women running funds together. There are more of these teams than ever before and their better investment returns could open the door to more women being appointed to run funds.

Source: Citywire

https://citywire.co.uk/Publicati…

Banking and Finance
Diversity
Gender

Finally, Evidence That Diversity Improves Financial Performance

Findings from tens of thousands of VC investments.

Source: Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2018/07/the-othe…

Diversity