The lack of women in leadership roles across the Banking and Financial Services sectors in the UK is an issue that was addressed in a recent event at Morgan McKinley.
Over the last few years, the under-representation of females in leadership roles has become more prevalent and through Gender Pay Gap Reporting, the inequalities surrounding pay, as well as opportunity and seniority, have become more evident.
In the Top 100 FTSE companies there are only 6 female CEOs and nationally, less than 22% of senior leadership positions are held by women; putting the UK behind European averages.
On Tuesday 23rd October, Morgan McKinley hosted a breakfast seminar in partnership with Arcadia Consulting to discuss the challenges surrounding how to increase women in corporate leadership across the Banking and Financial Service sectors. The event was designed to help address some of the challenges organisations face surrounding senior female staff.
The aim of the seminar was to look at current statistics and discuss the actions organisations can implement in order to attract more female applicants, how to retain them in their businesses and how to ensure progression is clear and accessible for all.
The key action points were:
Morgan McKinley is running another event on Tuesday 6th November, based in our London offices. We will be holding a breakfast seminar in partnership with Brookson One to discuss the pending implementation of IR35 legislation and the potential impact to the contracting world.