Women in Financial Services Blog

The following are a selection of news and thought leadership articles created for our Members and shared here for all:

A DAY TO CELEBRATE, SUPPORT AND EMPOWER WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS WORLDWIDE

Tina.Freed / 02 Dec 2015

A DAY TO CELEBRATE, SUPPORT AND EMPOWER WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS WORLDWIDE

Today, December 2nd 2015, is a day on which the work of women entrepreneurs is observed and discussed. The programme launched today is the first Wednesday after Thanksgiving and the #WomenWOW social media campaign (Women on Wednesday) is to encourage everyone to support women owned businesses and causes that will inspire...

Read more

Banking and Diversity

Tina.Freed / 01 Dec 2015

Banking and Diversity

The current Government plans to keep their foot on the pedal when it comes to diversity and inclusion and is illustrated by their commitment to making further progress on gender and policies intended to enhance skills within the workforce generally. Harriett Baldwin MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, recently observed...

Read more

Supporting the development of women entrepreneurs

Tina.Freed / 25 Nov 2015

Supporting the development of women entrepreneurs

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) – 19th November, was founded in 2014 by long time animal rights activist Wendy Diamond. Diamond said she was inspired to create a movement around women entrepreneurs after volunteering with an organization that supplied microloans to women-owned businesses. Rather than another Black Friday event to continue the...

Read more

Women in leadership roles could prove critical to organisations’ success.

Tina.Freed / 23 Nov 2015

Women in leadership roles could prove critical to organisations’ success.

Gender diversity isn’t a box-ticking exercise, it’s a corporate advantage. Research shows that companies that invest in this area are less likely to fall victim to fraud, exploitation and shareholder clashes. The glass ceiling is becoming a thing of the past, as more women than ever before, now...

Read more

How do we increase the empowerment of women in Small to Medium Sized Enterprises?

Tina.Freed / 19 Nov 2015

How do we increase the empowerment of women in Small to Medium Sized Enterprises?

Our large corporates are fully embracing diversity and inclusion from the board room to graduate recruitment. Women are firmly on the agenda and thank goodness for that. Well done to the people at organisations like the 30% Club, Business in the Community/Opportunity Now, The Women’s Business Council for all...

Read more

WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP DAY – EMPOWERING & CELEBRATING WOMEN IN BUSINESS

Tina.Freed / 19 Nov 2015

WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP DAY – EMPOWERING & CELEBRATING WOMEN IN BUSINESS

The 2nd Annual International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day [WED] convenes at the United Nations in New York City today (Thursday, November 19, 2015), serious discussions about critical issues affecting women and men worldwide will take the lead. The goal is to empower the 4 billion women on the planet and bring hope to 250...

Read more

Motherhood and the Old Boys’ Network responsible for gender imbalance in Financial Markets

Tina.Freed / 16 Nov 2015

Motherhood and the Old Boys’ Network responsible for gender imbalance in Financial Markets

A recent UK government backed report urged that the bonuses of City executives should be linked to whether or not they meet targets for the number of senior women appointed at a firm. The review of women in finance, led by the chief executive of Virgin Money, Jayne-Anne Gadhia, also...

Read more

What value do Female consultants bring to Financial Markets?

Tina.Freed / 16 Nov 2015

What value do Female consultants bring to Financial Markets?

What’s the difference between Male & Female consultants? It’s an all too troubling reality, despite the amazing strides forward much created as a result of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) led programmes that women are still lagging behind men when it comes to contracting and consultancy in...

Read more

High Calibre Female “career break” talent

Tina.Freed / 17 Sep 2015

High Calibre Female “career break” talent

Media attention has recently focused on equal pay for women and the Government is currently in consultation about forcing companies to report the gender pay gap. A new Equality and Human Rights Commission Survey is also looking into an alleged 54,000 women losing their jobs because they are pregnant and many...

Read more

Forget ‘supermums’, we need real working mothers.

Tina.Freed / 17 Sep 2015

Forget ‘supermums’, we need real working mothers.

In the first of a new series of columns written anonymously by a senior woman working in the European financial industry, Helen Highwater explains why the top role models for work-life balance are often the worst role models of all. As I read another profile of a City ‘supermum’, I...

Read more

A flexible workforce is key to 21st century businesses success.

Tina.Freed / 16 Sep 2015

A flexible workforce is key to 21st century businesses success.

The UK economy has evolved since the recession and we have seen a new dynamism emerge emphasising employee flexibility. In fact, there has been a more than 20 per cent increase in the number of temporary / part time workers in the past five years. Businesses know success means being able to...

Read more

More employees are requesting flexible working hours.

Tina.Freed / 15 Sep 2015

More employees are requesting flexible working hours.

More employees are requesting flexible working hours. However, which organisations have the right strategies and processes in place to actually be flexible? Flexible working legislation celebrated its first birthday on the 30th June. However, when it comes to real cultural change around flexibility and work/life balance, how far do...

Read more

Flexible Work is Crucial for our economy

Tina.Freed / 14 Sep 2015

Flexible Work is Crucial for our economy

JAPAN’S economy is in free fall, struggling with a rapidly ageing population, declining productivity, and a low birth rate. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has a problem. His fundamental solution is to encourage more Japanese women to work. It’s an old-fashioned society, and the role of looking after children...

Read more

A fifth of mothers are forced to quit their job after flexible working request is rejected, research

Tina.Freed / 11 Sep 2015

A fifth of mothers are forced to quit their job after flexible working request is rejected, research

One in five working mums have been forced to leave their jobs after their request to work flexibly was rejected, according to research. The survey with more than 2,300 working mothers revealed that 38 per cent of respondents still on maternity leave would not return to their jobs if flexible working wasn’...

Read more

A fifth of mothers are forced to quit their job after flexible working request is rejected, research

Tina.Freed / 11 Sep 2015

A fifth of mothers are forced to quit their job after flexible working request is rejected, research

One in five working mums have been forced to leave their jobs after their request to work flexibly was rejected, according to research. The survey with more than 2,300 working mothers revealed that 38 per cent of respondents still on maternity leave would not return to their jobs if flexible working wasn’...

Read more

Employers profit from striking a balance

Tina.Freed / 11 Sep 2015

Employers profit from striking a balance

Britain’s healthiest companies don’t want workers chained to their desks. Taking time out from work improves mental well-being and boosts long-term productivity. It may seem ideal for a company to have staff who never go home or use their holiday entitlement and who want to spend every evening...

Read more

Why businesses in finance must continue talent retention

Tina.Freed / 10 Sep 2015

Why businesses in finance must continue talent retention

Netflix has been making waves with its new parental leave policy, offering unlimited leave for new mothers and fathers in the first year after their child’s birth or adoption. Julie Windsor, Managing Director at Talentia Software UK, discusses why more companies should be following Netflix’s lead and pushing...

Read more

95% of working mums would switch to a job with more flexibility

Tina.Freed / 10 Sep 2015

95% of working mums would switch to a job with more flexibility

A survey of more than 1,000 working mums found almost every one of them would switch jobs if it gave her more flexibility. It found: – 95% of mothers would switch jobs for more flexibility; – Fewer than two thirds of mums who ask for flexible hours get them; – Almost two-thirds of mothers report...

Read more

Pregnancy would change womens career plans

Tina.Freed / 07 Sep 2015

Pregnancy would change womens career plans

More than half of women in the UK planning to have children feel they would have to alter their career plans in order to have a child, according to a study led by YouGov. The main reason given by those who are likely to alter their career was emphatically given...

Read more

Pregnancy would “change womens career plans”

Tina.Freed / 07 Sep 2015

Pregnancy would “change womens career plans”

More than half of women in the UK planning to have children feel they would have to alter their career plans in order to have a child, according to a study led by YouGov. The main reason given by those who are likely to alter their career was emphatically given...

Read more
Page 13 of 14
View Pages: ‹ First  < 11 12 13 14 >