Welcome to the Women in Finance Global Awards Series
The percentage of female financial services industry leaders globally remains at 12% – a figure that exists despite a sizeable number of organisations claiming to have diversity initiatives.
Stereotypes surrounding the types of roles available in the finance industry have played a part in discouraging women to enter the workforce. As a result both recruiting and retaining female finance talent has become increasingly more difficult for companies.
The Women in Finance Awards series aims to tackle this issue and redress the gender imbalance, by showcasing the achievements of women in the sector and identifying new role models.
Organised by business advice website GrowthBusiness.co.uk and consumer magazine What Investment, the awards were launched as a platform to celebrate women in finance. Since its launch in 2017, the Women in Finance Awards have showcased the leading UK women in finance at our London events, with 800 attendees in 2018. Now, we are expanding the awards series to celebrate women in finance in Ireland, with further global launches planned.
This growing awards series acts as a flagship and high-profile platform to support the industry in its mission to move the dial on gender.
With your help, we can shape a future for the finance industry underpinned by inclusivity and opportunity for all.
GrowthBusiness is an online resource for entrepreneurs of high-potential, fast-growth businesses. The site features in-depth news and analysis of hot-button topics affecting the world of business today, including the issue of diversity in management. GrowthBusiness features news, opinions, research and features dedicated to further dialogue on the issue of the gender pay and promotion gap, and exposing unconscious biases in recruitment and investing. The platform also showcases true role models in the world of business and finance, profiling women who are excelling in their field while blazing a trail for diversity.
What Investment is the essential monthly investment magazine for sophisticated investors, with in-depth news and feature coverage of all today’s and tomorrow’s investment issues. What Investment’s position as a premier thought leadership title in the investment space is reinforced by the regular and premium access it has to the most prominent fund managers, wealth managers and financial advisers in the industry, giving a depth of insight and understanding of the trends and issues driving the industry right now.
Bonhill Group plc is an information, data and events company specialising in the technology, finance and diversity sectors. Its awards-winning magazines and content, engaging and responsive websites, exciting events and highly acclaimed research touch millions of small businesses, entrepreneurs, IT professionals, investors and professional women, as well as advisors and suppliers. Alongside its flagship media brands, Bonhill Group plc hosts a series of high-profile and prestigious live events that brings together thousands of business, technology and finance decision-makers. These include the Women in IT Global Tech series, Investor Allstars, the Quoted Company Awards and the British Small Business Awards, among others.