Half of women have experienced gender barriers in financial services

'Women are still being overlooked'

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Study from Simplify Consulting into gender imbalances in financial services
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Study from Simplify Consulting into gender imbalances in financial services

Half of women say they have experienced barriers to their career within financial services because of factors such as pregnancy and menopause, a recent study has found.

Simplify Consulting published research into the gender pay gap and experiences and found the 'glass ceiling' was still ever-present for women in financial services. The survey was carried out across 100 women working in financial services and over 100 female students. It found 34% of participants experienced regular gender discrimination while 52% felt they were paid differently due to gender. Another statistic showed company support on these problems was lacking, with 74% of women saying that when they raised gender-related issues with their employers, unsatisfactory action was taken...

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