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Innovate UK launches Women in Innovation Awards 2018

August 01 ,2018 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Innovate UK launches Women in Innovation Awards 2018

Innovate UK is now searching for inspirational businesswomen to participate in the Women in Innovation Awards 2018. 

The innovation agency, which is part of UK Research and Innovation, is aiming to find women with ambitious and inspiring ideas that will tackle the biggest challenges of the government’s Industrial Strategy.

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PwC to help boost commercial opportunities for female-led businesses

PwC to help boost commercial opportunities for female-led businesses

PwC is launching a scale-up programme that aims to boost commercial opportunities for female-led businesses.

The Big Four accountancy firm is teaming up with Blooming Founders, a London-based company that focuses on providing support for female entrepreneurs, to launch the Scale | Female Founders programme.

 

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Women in Finance Charter gets 67 new signatories

Women in Finance Charter gets 67 new signatories

An additional 67 companies have signed up to the Women in Finance Charter, bringing the total number of signatories to 272 and covering more than 760,000 UK employees in the financial services sector.

The initiative, which is run by HM Treasury, aims to increase the number of women in leadership positions in financial services.

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Facebook expands initiative to boost UK’s female founders

Facebook expands initiative to boost UK’s female founders

Facebook is expanding its #SheMeansBusiness programme as the social networking website looks to boost the number of female founders in the UK and strengthen the economy.

The programme has so far provided support to 13,000 women by helping them to achieve their business aspirations.

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Women in Finance Awards celebrates women in financial services sector

Women in Finance Awards celebrates women in financial services sector

The Women in Finance Awards 2018 has celebrated the achievements of women working across a wide range of sectors in financial services.

More than 220 finalists were recognised at the European finance industry’s biggest diversity event, which took place in London earlier this week.

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Number of women in FTSE 100 positions rises, figures show

Number of women in FTSE 100 positions rises, figures show

Figures published by the Hampton-Alexander Review have shown a rise in the number of women in FTSE 100 board positions.

The government-backed review was launched in 2016 and aims to get more talented women into senior roles, with FTSE 350 businesses being given a target of having 33% of women in FTSE 100 board positions by 2020.

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EY to help create 100,000 professional jobs for women

EY to help create 100,000 professional jobs for women

Big Four accountancy firm EY has teamed up with careers site SheWorks! to create 100,000 professional job opportunities for women globally by 2020.

The initiative aims to enable more women to work remotely in the gig economy and help them to feel more included in the workplace.

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Treasury Committee calls for end of “alpha male” culture in finance

Treasury Committee calls for end of “alpha male” culture in finance

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.

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Financial Reporter launches awards to celebrate women in financial services

Financial Reporter launches awards to celebrate women in financial services

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.

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Everywoman launches UK search for leading female entrepreneurs

April 19 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

Everywoman launches UK search for leading female entrepreneurs

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.

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Professional Advisor launches Women in Financial Advice awards

April 12 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

Professional Advisor launches Women in Financial Advice awards

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.

 

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Mayor calls for London to promote women into senior roles

March 20 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

Mayor calls for London to promote women into senior roles

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.

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The #WonderWomen Series: Claire Carter

March 09 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

The #WonderWomen Series: Claire Carter

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.

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The #WonderWomen Series: Pat Wadors

March 09 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

The #WonderWomen Series: Pat Wadors

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.

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The #WonderWomen Series: Beth Butterwick

March 08 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

The #WonderWomen Series: Beth Butterwick

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.

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The #WonderWomen Series: Shalini Khemka

March 07 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

The #WonderWomen Series: Shalini Khemka

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.

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The #WonderWomen Series: Hayley Parsons

March 06 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

The #WonderWomen Series: Hayley Parsons

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.

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The #WonderWomen Series: Celebrating the changing face of leadership in business

March 02 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

The #WonderWomen Series: Celebrating the changing face of leadership in business

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.

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Treasury urges firms to sign Women in Finance Charter

February 16 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

Treasury urges firms to sign Women in Finance Charter

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.

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Report shows gender diversity improvement in financial services

February 02 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

Report shows gender diversity improvement in financial services

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.

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London’s first business club for female entrepreneurs launched

October 31 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

London’s first business club for female entrepreneurs launched

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.

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FCA figures show improved gender diversity in Britain’s banks

September 19 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

FCA figures show improved gender diversity in Britain’s banks

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.

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Women in Finance awards recognises talented women

July 03 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

Women in Finance awards recognises talented women

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.

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Research reveals highest-paid jobs for women

Research reveals highest-paid jobs for women

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.

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Female entrepreneurs to help strengthen London’s connections with Silicon Valley

Female entrepreneurs to help strengthen London’s connections with Silicon Valley

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.

 

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