Women in finance Contents



24 October 2017: Women in Finance Champion

9 January 2018: Recruitment practices

27 February 2018: Women’s representation and progression in finance

28 March 2018: HM Treasury and Minister for Women

1 Current levels of diversity

2 Benefits of gender diversity

3 Barriers to gender diversity

The importance of culture

‘Alpha-male’ culture

Bonus culture


The impact of unconscious bias

Maternity leave

4 Industry initiatives

Recruitment and promotion practices

Maternity leave and return programmes

Flexible working

Management driving change

The extent to which gender diversity is a priority to firms

5 Government responses

HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter


Impact of the Charter

Gender pay gap reporting


Key trends from the financial services sector and the impact of reporting

Limitations of gender pay gap reporting

Education and career support

Shared parental leave

The role of the Government and regulators

The Government and regulators’ gender pay gap

6 Other forms of diversity in finance

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 13 June 2018