Skip to main content

Sexism and the City


As a mum working in the finance industry I was really interested to read a recent  Financial Times feature called "London: Sexism and the City" on women, leadership and the finance industry.  It focuses on London but I think a lot of it applies and is relevant to other countries.

The statistics are pretty telling - only 16.2% of the managing director level positions at banks are held by women.   The report touches on the reasons behind the statistic including gender stereotypes and bias, sexual harassment and sexist cultures and career disruptions due to parenthood.   It also suggests some possible solutions including incentives for diversity, adequate maternity leave and return to work policies.

Some very good food for thought.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Music memories

I have the office to myself this afternoon so I can ditch the headphones and am turning up the music.

I used to be really up to date with music, read music blogs and keep up with new songs, artists, go to gigs.. but this has sort of faded out in the last few years. These days I seem to rely a lot on Spotify and their playlists and recommendations which is great for busy people!

But this afternoon I am feeling a bit nostalgic so reminiscing and playing some songs played at our wedding back in 2010 which is bringing back some beautiful memories.  

Walking down the aisle:


 First dance:

Fashion Bubble - Sketch Love

I wish I could draw like this!
c/o another of my favourite style blogs - Behind the Seams

xo

Today I need to concentrate and write a briefing paper for my boss' boss.  Being in an open plan office it means putting on my headphones and turning on Spotify to listen to their Afternoon Acoustic playlist.  It's my go-to playlist and features this sweet little tune from John Mayer...