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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



Boyden Diversity Study: Furthering Female Leadership

Furthering Female Leadership examines the barriers and enablers that thwart talented female executives, as well as solutions for increasing female leadership.

Source: Boyden Diversity Study


Women on Boards

Maximising women’s contribution to future economic growth

Maximising women’s contribution to the economy
2018 follow up report which called for action across Government and the business sector to stimulate the changes needed to start to equalise men and women’s access to opportunity in the workplace.

Source: https://www.womensbusinesscouncil.co.uk/


Flexible Working

Improving gender balance in FTSE Leadership

The Hampton-Alexander Review is an independent review body which builds on the excellent work of the Davies Review to increase the number of women on FTSE 350 boards.

Source: Hampton-Alexander Review


Women on Boards

Reducing the gender pay gap and improving gender equality in organisations: Evidence-based actions for employers

Employers have asked us which actions are likely to improve recruitment and progression of women and reduce the gender pay gap. 
This guidance summarises approaches that have been shown to work and those which need more evidence before they can be recommended as widespread approaches. This will help employers create more effective action plans.

Source: Government Equalities Office


Women are doing their part. Now companies need to do their part, too.

Get the latest stats on women in leadership and learn how companies can create more inclusive workplaces in the 2018 Women in the Workplace study.

Source: Women in the Workplace Study