This panel discussion highlighted that women represent only around 15 percent of senior management positions in the financial services industry. All organizations on the panel discussed the targets they have implemented to increase female representation and some of the techniques they are using to reach those targets. They all noted that increasing female representation is hard work and requires commitment from the top, as well as many changes in processes and policies throughout the organization.
Partner & Global Leader of Financial Services, Mercer
Presentation (members only)
Human Resources Director, Personal & Business Banking; Royal Bank of Scotland
Human Resources Business Partner, KCB Kenya
Organizational Development Manager, BancoEstado
JULIE T. KATZMAN
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Inter-American Development Bank
This is about the business case for gender diversity.
— Nigel Carter
There is not one silver bullet. This work requires commitment from top leadership all the way down, and hard work. And we are up for continuing that.
— Lynne Burns
As you go up the corporate ladder, women really fall off.
— Rachael Kingori
The future is inclusive.
— Gonzalo Terminel
Privilege is invisible to those who have it. Many men within these organizations don’t realize that they have been privileged for all these years.
— Julie T. Katzman