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Women in Finance 2016 Empowering Productivity Report

This Report and its recommendations are about fairness, equality and inclusion for men and women.

More women than men start out in Financial Services but, as they progress, the majority fall out, especially at middle management level. This leaves almost all of the top jobs in the hands of men.


Banking and Finance

Prime Minister backs women in finance as Charter tops 200 signatories

A further 45 companies have signed up to the Women in Finance Charter which now covers over 650,000 financial services employees in the UK.


Women in Finance Charter

FinTech has a bigger gender problem than it realises

FinTech has a gender diversity problem. In fact, it has three separate - but connected - problems with gender diversity. There’s the basic, commonly-reported problem that too few women work in FinTech companies.



Fixing Finance’s Gender Imbalance

Firms need a stronger link between pay and gender representation.
The Women in Finance Charter, an initiative from the U.K. Treasury to improve gender balance in the finance industry, just released its first progress report. Frankly, it makes for depressing reading. But there's a glimmer of hope in one of the remedies it proposes.


Pay Gap
Women in Finance Charter

Gender pay gap is widest when women hit 50, reveals new research

Women start their careers earning less than men, and the gap only gets wider from there, research from the TUC reveals


Pay Gap

The lack of women in tech is getting worse

There has been a lot of talk about how to get women into tech, particularly on company boards and into leadership positions.

Yet despite the scrutiny, the number of boards with no women increased in 2017, according to Silicon Valley Bank's 2017 "Startup Outlook" report.



UK FinTech Census 2017

The gender split of the UK employee base in FinTechs is 71% male and 29% female for respondent 29% companies.



EU: Going Digital: the future of work for women

Close gender gaps in access to, and in the use of, new technologies. The job effects of digitalisation also depend on access. About 60% of the world population, many of them women in low- and middle-income countries, still have no access to the internet: 250 million fewer women are online than men; and 1.7 billion women do not own a mobile phone (ITU, 2017). Many women face affordability barriers due to higher levels of female poverty and less access to financial services.



A third of UK females interested in STEM careers put off before leaving secondary school

Debut, a student and graduate careers app, has today published a report that reveals the reason why females aged 16-24 are not pursuing career aspirations in STEM industries. The report reveals that despite almost half (46%) of all females considering a STEM career while at school, only 13% make it through to fulfilling their plans.



UK Commission for Employment and Skills: Gender and digital

Just one quarter (26%) of those working in the digital sector are female, new research shows. The findings, released today by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), show the proportion of women is down from 33% in 2002 - far below the UK average of 47%.

The shortfall comes at a time where skilled staff are in high demand: the research found there were a higher proportion of vacancies in digital and creative than across the economy as a whole, with high-level roles such as programmers and web developers remaining unfilled. The industries now face a battle for talent. Projections suggest that 1.2m people will be needed to fill jobs in the sector by 2022.


The Tilted Playing Field: Hidden Bias in Information Technology Workplaces

While 82 percent of men in startups believed their companies spent the “right amount of time” addressing diversity, nearly half of women — 40 percent — disagreed, saying “not enough time was devoted.”