Women of The Square Mile returns for 2019.We are back! I am over the moon to be returning as the Producer of Women of the Square Mile – Europe’s biggest conference dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusion in financial services.
Why are we holding this conference?
Men dominating leadership positions in finance is nothing new. Archaic business models, inflexible working practices for both men and women and bias in talent management all contribute to a lack of diversity, highlighting a need for improved values and a rewiring of behaviours. Confronting these issues head on is not just the right thing to do, it has been proven to benefit the organisation, its employees, its customers, its investors and, crucially, its bottom line.
So, how can we change these perceptions and alter the course of history in the financial services industry?
In 2017, the financial services sector contributed £119 billion to the UK economy, 6.5% of total economic output. (Financial Services: contribution to the UK economy, Research Briefings, House of Commons Library). And yet, only 25% of roles in middle management in financial services are held by women. At the Executive level, it is even more shocking with only 14% of roles held by women, leaving almost all of the top jobs in the hands of men.
We have identified the problem… talk is not going to cut it any more, now is the time to act!
What is Women of The Square Mile and what can you expect?
Our first instalment of the Women in Finance World Series launched in February 2018 to a room of over 500 powerful women, all with the same aim to disrupt the status quo. Women of The Square Mile is a cutting-edge event, designed to drive change, ignite ambition and empower women to lead financial services companies throughout the UK.
The time for change is now, and Women of the Square Mile is the forum.
You asked, and we listened! Following our extensive research and your feedback from 2018, we have identified the core challenges that you are facing and created an event that will truly reflect your needs.
Through inspirational keynotes, eye opening panel discussions, and interactive career development workshops, this conference will empower you with the knowledge, skills and network you need to excel in your career and drive diversity within your organisation.
By joining us in London, you will become an integral part of the fight to change things.
Are you ready to be a catalyst for change?
Women in Finance World Series kicks off with Women of The Square Mile on 15th May 2019. To find out more, click below.
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