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Finance by all, for all - remarks by Mark Carney

Given at Women in Banking and Finance 22nd Annual Awards, London

Source: Finance by all, for all


Banking and Finance
Women in Finance Charter

Employee Benefits: A Survey from the UK Workplace

As the working environment changes, so do expectations. This extends beyond the way we work to the way in which that work is rewarded…

Source: Aviva


Flexible Working

Women in the Economy- Citi Global Perspectives & Solutions

How Implementing a Women’s Economic Empowerment Agenda Can Shape the Global Economy,
In our new report, we dig deeper into the economic case for female economic empowerment and global growth through some fresh insights on the key issues.

Source: CitiGPS



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