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Treasury Committee  -  Women in finance

Treasury Committee -  Women in finance

Mark.Freed / 13 Jun 2018

The Treasury Committee launched its Women in Finance inquiry on 19 October 2017 to:

  • Examine the value to financial firms of having greater gender balance across all job grades and functions;
  • Identify the barriers to women entering and progressing their careers in the financial services industry and whether they are more prevalent in particular financial sectors and / or functions within financial firms;
  • Review the impact of the Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter; and
  • Examine the role of the Government and financial regulators in:
    • Acting as role models for good gender diversity practices;
    • Marketing the financial industry to a more diverse base of potential recruits; and
    • Ensuring firm cultures, policies and practices support women’s aspirations and progress.

Following the inquiry the Committee published its conclusions on the current levels of diversity in the financial services sector, the benefits of gender diversity, the barriers to gender diversity, the financial services industry’s initiatives to improve gender diversity, the Government’s initiatives and the representation of other forms of diversity in finance.  The report can be downloaded here.

E2W were delighted that our evidence was positively received by the Committee and elements published in the report.  E2W Evidence can be downloaded here

 

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