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Women in the Workplace 2019

Five years in to our research, we see bright spots at senior levels. But companies need to focus their efforts earlier in the pipeline to make real progress.

Source: McKinsey & Company

https://www.mckinsey.com/feature…

Diversity
Gender
Inclusion

The CS Gender 3000 report 2019. Diversity and company performance.

The 2019 edition of the CS Gender 3000 report provides unique and comprehensive research on the gender diversity mix within the governance and executive leadership teams of over 3,000 companies.

Source: Credit Suisse

https://www.credit-suisse.com/ab…

Diversity
Gender
Pay Gap
Women on Boards

Help and support for returning to work

This page provides guidance for those looking to return to work following a career break, as well as information for employers wanting to implement a returners programme at their organisation.

Source: GOV.UK

https://www.gov.uk/government/pu…

Business
Parenting
Career Development
Return to Work

Moving Towards Gender Balance in Private Equity

Important research on gender balance in private equity and venture capital in emerging markets from IFC - International Finance Corporation, Oliver Wyman and The Rock Creek Group and supported by the 30% Club.

The research highlights the power of Limited Partners (LPs) to facilitate change by:
(i) challenging their General Partners (GPs) on the lack of diversity, both in portfolio companies and within GP funds
(ii) setting targets and investment goals related to the diversity of investments.

Source: IFC - International Finance Corporation, Oliver Wyman and The Rock Creek Group

https://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/conn…

Gender

Addressing barriers to Diversity in portfolio management: Performance continuity and turnover | Diversity Project

The loss of performance continuity through leave of absence and the impact of low team turnover on diverse talent of all types is a key issue within portfolio management, this document provides guidance on how to address this for:

Source: Diversity Project

https://diversityproject.com/res…

Diversity

Time to get serious: If diversity is a business imperative, treat it like one | Diversity Project

A report by PwC, in association with the Diversity Project, on diversity and inclusion in investment management. Gender pay reporting has brought the lack of diversity within the investment management industry into sharp focus and added weight to the voices calling for faster change.

Source: PwC / Diversity Project

https://diversityproject.com/res…

Diversity
Gender
Inclusion

The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship

The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship has concluded, and the government has responded to the to the review’s findings.

Source: GOV.UK

https://www.gov.uk/government/pu…

Entrepreneurship

Women Collaborating WIth Men: Everyday Workplace Inclusion

Our Collaborating with Men research programme addresses the slow progress made in women’s representation in senior and leadership positions when compared to their representation in management and professional roles as a whole. Women of colour are even more poorly represented.
This report provides practical pointers for action from leaders, people managers and individuals at all levels, to build inclusive cultures, circumvent unintentional gender bias and promote equality of opportunity.

Source: Murray Edwards College

https://www.murrayedwards.cam.ac…

Inclusion
Men as Allies

Women Collaborating With Men: Inclusive Networking and Sponsorship

Using our research and quoting from other studies, we will show that despite widespread mentoring initiatives, women perceive they have less access than their male colleagues to both forms of social capital. This report goes on to present individual and organisational actions to tackle women’s more restricted access to informal networking and sponsorship.

Source: Murray Edwards College

https://www.murrayedwards.cam.ac…

Men as Allies
Networking

Gender equality at every stage: a roadmap for change

The roadmap sets out the vision and actions to tackle persistent gendered inequalities, published alongside the case for change and gender equality monitor.

Source: GOV.UK

https://www.gov.uk/government/pu…

Gender

MYTH: THE NEXT GEN WILL MAKE ADVICE MORE DIVERSE

There were 10,823 female CF30 permission holders, compared with 10,302 the year before.

Source: City Wire

https://citywire.co.uk/new-model…

Diversity
Pay Gap

Take Action, Gain Traction: Inclusion and Diversity in the UK Workplace

Sustaining five corporate actions can improve inclusion and diversity in the workplace.
By Clare Gordon and Sinead Fox.

Source: Bain & Company

https://www.bain.com/insights/ta…

Diversity
Inclusion