5 Women do Finance at Least as Well as Men (Despite the Odds against Them)

DOI: 10.4324/9781003198109-5

We know that it is much harder for women to enjoy successful careers for a myriad of reasons. Women therefore start from a negative. On top of this, when they actually do well, their financial reward is substantially lower than that of men. This is despite all the good intentions held by many organisations and their stakeholders, driven by the desire to improve gender equality and improve business performance.

The financial services industry has a fossilised structure that ranges from the design of the buildings that house it, to the office equipment used to support it. Study after study reaffirm how the domains of finance and investing ...

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