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Third of British bosses do not believe gender pay gap is business issue

Nearly a third of British companies admit they do not believe the gender pay gap is an issue despite regulations requiring companies to gather information on it coming in to force.
The regulation comes ahead of all companies that employ more than 250 staff being required to publish their pay gap between men and women from next April as part of the Government's aim to end the difference between salaries of both genders.


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VC Stereotypes About Men and Women Aren’t Supported by Performance Data

Male entrepreneurs are the beneficiaries of the overwhelming majority of venture capital investments. But are their ideas really better investment opportunities for VCs than those pitched by women?
According to our research, the answer is “not necessarily.” In a two-part study, we observed that venture capitalists adopt markedly different stereotypical notions of female and male entrepreneurs during their decision-making processes.



The Gender Role Gap in Financial Services

Our view is that it is a myth that the UK Gender Pay Gap is all about “pay”. We have had Equal Pay legislation in the UK for approaching half a century. It is unlawful for an employer to pay its staff differently for performing the same or similar work, or work of equal value on the basis of gender. We can expect the majority of companies to be compliant on Equal Pay. In fact, it is possible to have a material gender pay gap while at the same time being fully compliant with Equal Pay legislation, therefore we argue that it is a misnomer and should be renamed the “Gender Role Gap”.

This is a “Gender Role Gap” reflecting the difference in the proportion of men and women in different roles at different levels of seniority in companies. It is the Gender Role Gap which is responsible for the headlines.


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Women Leading the Future of Blockchain (Infographic)

Since 1987, the month of March has commemorated the history and impact of women, with March being recognized as Women’s History Month and March 8th as International Women’s Day. The celebration of political and social barriers that have been broken and achievements that have been made is timely, especially considering that in 2016, women were only paid 80% of what their male counterparts were paid. One arena where women have always and are continuing to make progress is in the world of technology.


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Diversity and inclusion at the FCA The Women in Finance Charter

The FCA has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. To be an effective and efficient regulator, we need to make sure that we recruit, develop and keep the most talented, engaged and diverse workforce.


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Women in Finance Charter

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.


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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.


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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


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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.