NEWS - WOMEN IN BUSINESS
The UK’s Treasury Committee is calling for the “alpha male” culture in financial services to come to an end in a bid to help women in the sector to progress into senior roles.
A report from the Committee identified the areas in financial services that are most affected by the alpha-male culture, with the issue being evident during bonus negotiations in some firms.Read more >>
UK financial services news website Financial Reporter has launched its first Women's Recognition Awards to recognise successful women in the financial services industry.
Applications for the awards are now open, with the Financial Reporter inviting people to nominate themselves or someone who they believe deserves to receive an award.Read more >>
Everywoman, an organisation that celebrates the advancement of women in business, has launched its annual competition to find the UK’s leading female business owners.
The NatWest everywoman Awards celebrate the achievements of female business leaders, seeking out those who are making an economic impact and helping to inspire others.Read more >>
Investment and retail finance news magazine Professional Advisor has launched the Women in Finance Awards for 2018.
The awards, which are backed by the Chartered Insurance Institute and Personal Finance Society, celebrate the achievements of women working in the financial advice sector, as well as those working in the UK’s broader financial services sector.
Read more >>
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has called for more to be done in London to help promote more women into senior roles.
The comments come after the Mayor published the Greater London Authority (GLA) Group’s gender pay data, which revealed a gender pay gap at several organisations in the city, including City Hall.Read more >>
For the fourth day of our #WonderWomen week of interviews, we spoke to Claire Carter, UK & Ireland Managing Director for Wolters Kluwer, Tax & Accounting.
With experience in the banking, tax, and accountancy industries, she’s made her mark on fields that are typically dominated by men. She believes that success in business is directly linked to authenticity, regardless of gender.Read more >>
Pat was formerly Senior Vice President Global Talent Organisation at LinkedIn and is now Chief Talent Officer - CHRO at ServiceNow, one of the fastest growing companies in the world.
Pat is regarded as one of the top CHRO’s globally and her impact at creating an employee first culture around diversity, inclusion and belonging at LinkedIn is regarded as one of the best corporate cultures out there.Read more >>
Today in our #WonderWomen series, we’re sharing the insights of Beth Butterwick, the current CEO of Karen Millen.
After 25 years of experience in retail – including at Marks & Spencer, Gap Inc., and Bon Marché – Beth has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Huddersfield for her services in the sector.Read more >>
We’re almost halfway through our #WonderWomen series! Today we’re introducing you to Shalini Khemka, founder and CEO of E2Exchange.
She founded The E2Exchange Group in 2011, leading to a community of around 12,000 entrepreneurs and business people. She is also a Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) and a judge for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.Read more >>
Welcome to the first day of our #WonderWomen interview series, celebrating women in business and exploring their experiences.
Our first interviewee is Hayley Parsons, founder and former chief executive of GoCompare. In 2012, she was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list for ‘services to the economy’, and is now a member of the InspireWales investment consortium.Read more >>
Every year on 8th March, the world celebrates International Women’s Day in recognition of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
This year, London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) Executive Education, GISMA Business School, and Toronto School of Management (TSoM) have launched a joint initiative. These schools will explore the changing face of business by interviewing female CEOs, leaders, and entrepreneurs to discover how they got to where they are and their ambitions for the future of gender equality.Read more >>
The Treasury Committee is calling for finance firms to sign up to the Women in Finance Charter to help boost gender diversity in financial services.
Treasury Committee Chair Nicky Morgan has written to more than 30 businesses in the sector, challenging them about why they have not signed the charter and whether or not they will.Read more >>
A report from management consulting firm McKinsey & Co has shown gender diversity in businesses in the financial services sector has improved.
The report, entitled Delivering through Diversity, surveyed 1,007 businesses across 12 countries globally to show how gender diversity has improved and how inclusion can help boost business performance.Read more >>
A business club aimed at female entrepreneurs has been launched in Shoreditch, London, for the first time.
The club, which was launched by female-focused networking club Blooming Founders to provide an inspirational co-working space for women, is open to female founders, freelancers, investors and advisors.Read more >>
Figures from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have shown an improvement in gender diversity amongst the UK’s biggest banks, with 28 per cent of senior executives being female.
The figures were analysed by DHR International and show that the number of female directors has increased by 1.5 per cent since 2015.Read more >>
Talented women in the finance sector have been recognised at the Women in Finance Awards 2017, which took place in London last week.
The awards are the European finance industry’s largest diversity-led event, with 119 finalists from a wide range of sectors in the industry being celebrated this year, including accountancy and banking.Read more >>
Research from Savoystewart.co.uk has revealed the top ten industries that have the smallest pay gap and offer the highest-paid jobs for women in the UK.
The research analysed figures from the Office for National Statistics and identified the industries that have a pay gap of less than 10 per cent.Read more >>
Fifteen female entrepreneurs running businesses with an average growth rate of 115 per cent annually will be travelling to the US to strengthen London’s connections with Silicon Valley and learn about global opportunities.
The three-day event, which will take place on 19th June and will be led by London & Partners Chairman Rajesh Agrawal, London & Partners Principal Advisor on Growth Janet Coyle and SVC2UK Co-Founder and Chair Sherry Coutu CBE, will give female founders the opportunity to connect with US founders and potential clients and investors.
Read more >>
Barclays is searching for female business talent in the North West region for the bank’s Celebrating North West Women in Business Awards 2017.
The awards will be recognising women and female-led businesses that have made a difference in business over the past year, with finalists being given the opportunity to attend an awards lunch at Tatton Park, Knutsford on Thursday 6 July.Read more >>
Businesses need to take action to help tackle the gender pay gap, according to Young Women’s Trust.
The charity, which provides support for women aged 16 to 30 who are on low or no income, is calling for more support as new reporting requirements are set to be put into action this week.Read more >>
UK businesses need to encourage more women into the information security industry, according to GCHQ Director Robert Hannigan.
He called for more women to be recruited into cyber security after the latest Global Information Security Workforce Study showed that the infosec industry has the lowest proportion of women at just 8 per cent.Read more >>
A national campaign that is led by British businesses and aims to end discrimination of pregnant women and mothers in the workplace is celebrating reaching 100 members.
Pet care retailer Pets at Home has become the latest business to join the Working Forward campaign, which focuses on making employers aware of the best ways in which they can attract, develop and retain women at work and provide them with a better workplace.Read more >>
Vodafone is to launch the world’s largest programme to help women who have taken a career break to get back into work.
The programme follows research that has highlighted the problems that women face when re-entering the workplace, such as restricted opportunities for pay rises and promotions.Read more >>
Female entrepreneurs in the UK generated £3.51 billion for the economy and helped to boost employment in 2015, creating over 75,000 jobs, according to research by NatWest.
The research also showed a growth in the number of female-led businesses between 2009 and 2012, with the proportion of businesses increasing from 3.7 per cent to 7.1 per cent.Read more >>
Facebook has partnered up with Enterprise Nation in order to provide support to female business owners across the UK.
The partnership is part of Facebook’s #SheMeansBusiness initiative. The initiative aims to provide 10,000 female business owners with training to help them to learn the digital skills that they need to boost their business.Read more >>