To mark the first year of the programme we have launched the GOOD FINANCE Framework: Creating Inclusive Organisations in Financial and Professional Services

The GOOD FINANCE Framework is a unique, action-focused framework that aims to create a better work environment for all employees. The framework brings together the ideas of 44 women who participated in the recent qualitative study, alongside the thoughts of 35 women who attended roundtables and over 1,700 respondents to our quantitative survey. Recognising that there is no silver bullet for creating inclusive organisations, the framework identifies 10 themes and proposes concrete actions for organisations wanting to retain and develop their most talented employees, including women. These actions will be key as we progress with the next stage of gender convergence which will see us working and learning what works together.

Moving forward WIBF is keen for partner firms to get involved in the next phase of the WIBF ACT Research Programme in which success of the recommended actions are monitored and evaluated. We encourage all workers to discuss these suggested actions in their firms. We hope to inspire firms to try these actions in-house, regardless of sponsorship, and continue a dialogue with us on their success. Together we can discover what works.


Check out a selection of our press coverage.

BBC News - ‘Mediocre’ male managers are stopping women’s rise

Bloomberg - ‘Mediocre’ Male Managers in Finance Hold Women Back, Report Says

City AM - WIBF’s ACT Research Programme finds that women are held to higher standards across financial services compared to their male counterparts

CNBC - Women in finance feel overlooked for ‘mediocre’ male co-workers, UK study finds

Financial Times - Women in finance say ‘mediocre’ male managers block progress

LSE News - Women held to higher standards across financial services

New York Times - Mediocre’ men get ahead in finance more easily, say women in the industry

The Telegraph - Women in the workplace being held back by ‘mediocre’ male managers