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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


Pay Gap

Tribe Impact Capital

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

Source: Tribe Impact Capital


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



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


Banking and Finance

Finally, Evidence That Diversity Improves Financial Performance

Findings from tens of thousands of VC investments.

Source: Harvard Business Review



UK VC and Female Founders Report

A report by the British Business Bank In collaboration with Diversity VC & BVCA
For every £1 of venture capital investment, less than 1p goes to all-female led teams.
The research, commissioned by government, will inform ongoing work to tackle this issue and boost the economy
Female start-up founders are missing out on billions of pounds of investment, new research published today finds.

Source: The British Business Bank


Banking and Finance

Men as Change Agents

Achieving gender balance in business leadership and closing the gender pay gap.
This document is designed for CEOs of FTSE 350 companies and other prominent businesses. We aim to share relevant and practical ideas with the potential to make a real difference. We hope this will form a basis for discussion with CEOs and their leadership teams to help achieve better gender balance at the highest executive level in their businesses and close the gender pay gap.

Source: Womens Business Council


Flexible Working

The Importance of Diversity

Speech by Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive of the FCA, at the PIMFA Wealth of Diversity Conference 2019.

Source: FCA


Banking and Finance

Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index Doubles in Size, Recognizing 230 Companies Committed to Advancing Women in the Workplace

2019 GEI companies disclose higher levels of female representation at the executive level, in addition to providing best-in-class policies and benefits to support gender equality.

Source: Bloomberg



How to Recruit Women for the 21st Century

The Women and Work All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) is a cross-party group that constructively examines the role of women in the workforce, bringing together Members of Parliament and interested stakeholders to consider the role that employers, policy makers, and others can play in delivering gender balance within the economy. Since the APPG was formed we have consistently heard from employers that, whilst they appreciate the benefits derived from a gender balanced workforce, barriers to recruitment which make delivering on this difficult still persist.

Source: Women and Work APPG



How women can best protect and grow their wealth

How much of a gap do gender differences create in women's finances? Can this gap be mitigated by making the right investment decisions?

Source: UBS


Financial Inclusion

The debate about quotas

Exploring both sides of the gender diversity quota debate, highlighting the latest research on pros and cons, and what to do about it.

Source: Gender and the Economy