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Actions to close the gap - GOV.UK

The ‘What Works’ document gives employers practical advice on the kind of action they can take to close the gender pay gap. It is based on evidence showing the impact of interventions already implemented by businesses internationally. Actions are divided into three categories: those with strong evidence of effectiveness, those that are promising and those where more evidence is required to demonstrate their effectiveness.

Source: Actions to close the gap


Pay Gap

Do Women’s Networking Events Move the Needle on Equality?

Within one year, attendees of a conference for women were twice as likely to be promoted.

Source: Harvard Business Review


Personal Development

The slow path to the top: the careers of women in finance and accounting

The research traces macro-movements in the career trajectories of men and women in finance and accounting. This includes identifying the dimensions of work that either enable or impede the advancement of their respective careers – finding that men and women follow distinct patterns of ascension within the sector.

Source: The slow path to the top


Banking and Finance

APPG for Entrepreneurship: Women in Leadership

The UK needs more early-stage businesses achieving longer-term survival and scale. Supporting female entrepreneurs is not just about increasing the number of women-owned businesses: it is about raising their performance and growth potential. Not only will this lead to more established SMEs contributing more to economic growth, but they could also serve as inspiration to young girls.

Source: http://appgentrepreneurship.org/research/



Banks will reap gender diversity dividend if they invest in appointing more women into senior roles says The Pipeline report

Women Count is the third annual report by The Pipeline, that tracks and analyses the number of women on Executive Committees of FTSE 350 companies. The report found

Source: Banks will reap gender diversity dividend if they invest in appointing more women into senior roles says The Pipeline report


Banking and Finance

Report on ‘Leading the way: the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter’ - New Financial

Analysis of the first wave of submissions to the Women in Finance Charter

Source: New Financial


Women in Finance Charter

Exploring the role of men as middle managers in equality in the workplace

We have produced a report which explores the pivotal role men in middle management positions can play in creating gender inclusive workplaces.

Source: Exploring the role of men as middle managers in equality in the workplace



Women in Finance Charter- Updated July 2018

List of 272 signatories


Why diversity matters

New research makes it increasingly clear that companies with more diverse workforces perform better financially.

Source: McKinsey & Company



Women in Finance Charter Annual Review

Women in Finance Charter - driving gender diversity in senior management

Source: New Financial


Women in Finance Charter

Women in Finance Charter

The 'Women in Finance Charter' asks financial services firms to commit to implement 4 key industry actions.

Source: GOV.UK


Women in Finance Charter

FTSE 350 urged to step up to meet 2020 women on boards targets

Figures released today by the Hampton-Alexander Review show 29% of FTSE 100 board positions are held by women.

Source: GOV.UK