Mind the gap: Three challenges facing returning mums

Addressing confidence, pay and hiring issues

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Sue Petrie of Trium Capital
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Sue Petrie of Trium Capital

For many women, a return to work can feel like a daunting prospect, writes Sue Petrie, director of Trium Capital.

The challenge is magnified in traditionally male-dominated industries, such as financial services. While the investment world has made some in-roads to embrace returning women, there is a long way to go if we are to harness a vastly underutilised seam of talent.  Of the 427,000 women either returning or contemplating a return to the workplace, many feel out-of-touch, low in confidence and unsure how to rediscover their career path. This is not a vague set of complaints; these are the symptoms of a problem that has diminished the nation's talent pool for decades. ESG and women in...

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