E2 Passions - Why we need the Investment Industry to embrace diversity - one of the Diversity Project’s founders, Jane Welsh, shares her story.
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For this week’s E2 Passions series we welcome our special guest, Jane Welsh.
About the session:
In this session, Jane will outline how she helped to get the Diversity Project off the ground, what work is going on to make the investment and savings industry an even better place for women to work and share some of her own experiences of working in a very male-dominated industry.
Jane attended a co-ed comprehensive school in Rotherham and then went to Oxford to read Politics, Philosophy and Economics. She joined London Business School to market their financial services, took a part-time MBA at LBS while working at LBS and Russell. Jane then spent 25years at Willis Towers Watson before helping establish the Diversity Project.
The Diversity Project is a cross-company initiative championing a more inclusive culture within the Savings and Investment profession.
We believe that we have an extraordinary opportunity to press the re-set button in our industry: to recruit, nurture and retain the first truly diverse generation of Savings and Investment professionals.
That generation will themselves perpetuate diversity in our industry; we are looking to break one cycle and create another. If we are successful, in the next four years:
- Our businesses will better reflect both society at large, and the individuals who trust us with their money.
- Our people will create better financial outcomes to benefit our diverse savers and investors.
- We will attract more interest in the industry, with a pipeline of diverse talent.
- Diversity is not only our social obligation, it’s a business imperative.
Follow the link below on Wednesday 3rd March at 12pm to join us.
https://zoom.us/j/694319869?pwd=Wmc4YlJPeEhsbUtGNHhRMnN4VnZvUT09 Meeting ID: 694 319 869 Password: 013524
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