Why Men are Vital in Helping Women Achieve Workplace Equality

Whilst women may think they are making progress in the world of finance, the last 10 years has seen a drop in the number of women working on Wall Street. Despite investment in recruiting and gender programmes, 2.6% of women left the industry while the number of men rose by 9.6% according to a report called “What do Women on Wall Street Want? Men!”. And it seems that the answer may lie in getting more men involved. Global diversity officer at JPMorgan, Patricia David, says that because most programmes connect women with other women facing the same steep odds, they just become “mass networking” opportunities. What is needed is more targeted mentoring by those who have already succeeded in the industry, not networking programmes that most of the women are just too tired to attend at the end of the long working day. For more on Women in Finance click here.

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