The Best Workplaces for Women are expanding the turf for women in finance

Erwin Oropesa

Finance has typically not been welcoming to women. But the “boys club” of yesterday is changing. A sign of the times: Financial firms rule this year’s list of Best Workplaces for Women. Nine organizations in financial services and insurance earned a spot in the top 20—triple the number on last year’s list.

What’s behind the shift? One reason is that the industry is evolving, with the value of financial advice changing. Almost nowhere is digital transformation shaking up an industry as it is in finance. With a finger swipe across a smartphone, investors can access their accounts and see how their portfolios are doing.

But women are adding value in ways that “robo-advisers” cannot compute.

“In the past, the value of financial services or the value of a financial adviser was in constructing a portfolio or trading stocks,” said Kristin Johnson, chief human resources officer at Edward

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Britain’s finance sector too slow to hire women to top jobs

Erwin Oropesa

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s finance ministry wants more ambitious diversity targets at financial firms as the pace of hiring women to top jobs is too slow, a review said on Tuesday.

A Women in Finance charter was launched in 2016 by the finance ministry in a bid to improve diversity in the financial sector where just 14% of executive committee members were women in 2015.

More than 370 firms with over 900,000 employees in total have signed up to the charter and commit themselves to voluntary diversity targets.

A review by New Financial think tank of 187 of the firms found that only a third have met or exceeded their own targets.

Women make up 32% of senior management on average, still short of the 33% minimum target the finance ministry would like to see for all signatories, the review said.

“I am determined to see the financial services sector

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Small Business Ideas For Women

Erwin Oropesa

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