Women in Banking & Finance has been championing women in financial services for 40 years, and we are delighted during our 40th anniversary year to be launching our Accelerating Change Together Research Programme, in collaboration with the London School of Economics and The Wisdom Council.

The research will harness the collective input from banking, asset management, professional services, Fintech and insurance, to address the pressing gender and inclusion challenges the sector faces. This is the UK’s first cross-sector research programme designed to bring a gender lens to the UK financial services industry.

Thought leadership is an essential and critical element to driving the vision for members of Women in Banking & Finance. It is therefore with great pleasure that we have launched the Accelerating Change Together Research Programme, and are able to share these inaugural survey findings. The survey findings deliver ground breaking and cutting edge data and perspective from across the sector, reflecting the responses of women and men during the current extraordinary circumstances of a sector tackling the challenges of Covid-19.

These survey findings will form an important foundation for the Accelerating Change Together Report, which we are looking forward to publishing in 2021. The Report will deliver new insights and actionable recommendations based on the insights and research of the cross sector survey participants, and the extraordinary expertise and experience of our partners, the London School of Economics and The Wisdom Council.

Please click the button below to read the Accelerating Change Together Part 1: Changing the Narrative report

We were delighted to open London’s markets on 26th November 2020 to celebrate WIBF’s 40th anniversary and to share the Part 1: Changing the Narrative findings more widely. Please click below to hear more from Elise Badoy, WIBF’s Head of Research, and a panel of distinguished speakers including David Schwimmer, CEO LSEG and Dr Grace Lordan, Associate Professor in Behavioural Science at the LSE and Founding Director of the Inclusion Initiative.

Read more about the event here.


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WIBF’s Unique Position

As the only UK-focused organisation of its kind, WIBF has built an unmatched network and membership across all levels of the financial services industry

Engaging Employers

We are working in partnership with our institutional members - and organisations in the wider industry – allowing them to influence the direction of the research, test and share findings with the group to create momentum in the gender agenda

Agile, Implementation-Focused Approach

This multi-year research programme will be carried out in four distinct phases so that the research can address industry “hot topics”