Tag Archives: diversity & inclusion

GBA Case Study: NatWest

GBA Case Study: NatWest

The fifth in the GBA’s Case Study series on best practice banks features Women in Business champion NatWest, part of the Royal Bank of Scotland. The bank has found great success through its ability to leverage partners in the ecosystem to deliver real value to its women clients.

Banking on Women Leaders: A Case for More?

Banking on Women Leaders: A Case for More?

Banking on Women Leaders: A Case for More?

The IMF measured the large gap between the representation of men and women in leadership positions in banks and bank supervision agencies worldwide. Their econometric analysis suggests that, controlling for relevant bank and country-specific factors, the presence of women as well as a higher share of women on bank boards is associated with greater bank stability, as represented by higher z-scores and lower nonperforming loan ratios.

BNY Mellon UN Foundation Return on Equality

Return on Equality

Return on Equality

While women and girls have made significant gains in the past decade in terms of education, health, economic participation and political leadership, gender equality has yet to be attained in many critical areas, and at the cost of substantial and unrealized social and market benefits. This report from BNY Mellon and the UN Foundation explores investment opportunities that can help close global gender gaps.

ILO Gallup report 2017

Towards a Better Future for Women and Work

Towards a Better Future for Women and Work

ILO, in collaboration with Gallup, surveyed men and women in 2016 to understand their perceptions about women and work. The results suggest that men and women are not always as far apart in their attitudes as conventional wisdom might lead them – and governments and employers’ and workers’ organizations – to assume.

HBL Gender Intelligence Training

HBL – Gender Intelligence Training

HBL – Gender Intelligence Training

The Gender Intelligence training HBL implemented was intended to turn branches into a safe space for women and help bank employees serve them better. The training counterbalances stereotypes through data, statistics and best practices from other markets in order for all employees to understand and recognize the business case for targeting women, the CVP and individual and organizational gender biases.

When Women Thrive 2016 Mercer

When Women Thrive: Financial Services Perspective

When Women Thrive: Financial Services Perspective

Mercer’s “When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive” global report is the most comprehensive look at women in the workplace, covering responses from 583 companies across 42 countries, including data on 3.2 million employees. In this market report, Mercer shares specific data and insights that organizations in the financial services industry can use to map their own journeys to greater gender diversity.

Mercer - When Women Thrive Businesses Thrive

When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive

When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive

Building on considerable research that proves the link between diversity, innovation, and profitability, When Women Thrive leverages Mercer’s extensive experience with thousands of companies around the world to help understand the actual drivers of success in building gender diversity. The study covers 583 organizations in 42 countries, representing 3.2 million employees, including 1.3 million women.

The Power of Flexibility: A Key Enabler to Boost Gender Parity and Employee Engagement

The Power of Flexibility: A Key Enabler to Boost Gender Parity and Employee Engagement

Bain & Company research has shown that along with “visible and committed leadership,” women believe “creating working models that support men and women with family responsibilities” to be the most important action to overcoming barriers to women’s progression into leadership roles. This report explores the importance of these flexible workplaces for retaining women.

Building Effective Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategies

Building Effective Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategies

This working paper from BSR and the ICRW aims to help companies build effective strategies for women’s economic empowerment by applying a holistic and integrated approach: “Holistic” in considering the broader conditions necessary for women’s advancement and “integrated” in leveraging the full set of business assets a company can deploy. This approach builds on a growing body of evidence demonstrating the importance of addressing systemic and structural barriers to gender equality for women to achieve their full economic potential.

BLC Bank Case Study

Estudio de Caso: BLC Bank

Estudio de Caso: BLC Bank

El segundo en la serie de estudios de caso de AGB que se enfocan en historias de éxito de miembros que se están incursionando en el mercado de las mujeres esta ya disponible para su descarga. Centrándose en el banco libanes BLC Bank, el informe ofrece una visión detallada de como el banco implemento su programa, convirtiéndose en un diferenciador competitivo y resultando en increíble crecimiento. (English version)

Everyday Moments of Truth

Everyday Moments of Truth

Everyday Moments of Truth

Bain & Company surveyed more than 1,000 men and women in the US at all career levels, asking specifically about their interest in pursuing a top management position. They discovered that over time, women’s aspiration levels drop more than 60 percent, while men’s stay the same.

BLC Bank Case Study

GBA Case Study: BLC Bank

GBA Case Study: BLC Bank

The second in the GBA Case Study series on members’ Women’s Market success stories is now available for download. Focusing on Lebanese member BLC Bank, the report offers a detailed look at the Bank’s use of its Women’s Market program as a competitive differentiator and the incredible growth it has experienced through the platform. (Version en español)

Inspiring Women in Enterprise

Inspiring Women in Enterprise

Inspiring Women in
Enterprise

This is a presentation RBS made to the Small Business Banking Network in February 2013. It features an overview of the size of the Women’s Market in RBS’s UK home as well as a discussion of the bank’s multiple global initiatives to expand and improve service to women. It also addresses RBS’s commitment to workforce and vendor/supplier diversity.

The Ruby Connection

The Ruby Connection

The Ruby Connection

This internal Westpac document breaks down rates of share-of-wallet for women customers vs men, rates of growth by segment, average value of customer, gender-disaggregated data by product type, community outreach and marketing information about the Women’s Market Division, and general information about the Women’s Market Division and its place within the bank.

Westpac Case Study

Estudio de Caso: Westpac

Estudio de Caso: Westpac

Westpac, un pionero internacional en la provisión de servicios bancarios para la emergente economía de las mujeres, ha reconocido el potencial de las mujeres en Australia durante los últimos 15 años. (English version)

Africa: Women's Economic Empowerment Opens up a World of Opportunity

Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment: The Learning Journey of Standard Chartered Bank

Promoting Women’s
Economic Empowerment: The Learning Journey of Standard Chartered Bank

Standard Chartered started to think about a coordinated approach to addressing gender around 2005, and it has developed an innovative set of initiatives for women in its workplace, in its communities and for its female customers. The bank views all three strands as important for leveraging the Women’s Market and has quickly turned this view into a business imperative and key part of its customer strategy.

Business Case for Women’s Economic Empowerment

Business Case for Women’s Economic Empowerment

This study from the AK Foundation, Dalberg, ICRW and Witter Ventures explores what works and what doesn’t in terms of corporate-funded women’s economic empowerment programs, and provides a business case for how these programs can deliver greater benefits for both the women they wish to empower and for the companies themselves.

Women Matter 2013

Women Matter 2013

Women Matter 2013

Through a survey of more than 1,400 managers from a wide range of companies worldwide, McKinsey & Company’s Women Matter 2013 confirms that corporate culture plays a critical role in gender diversity at the top of corporations. The survey reveals that corporate culture is twice as important as individual mindsetsin determining whether women believe that they can succeed.

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Global Reports

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Global Reports

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Global Reports

In nearly every economy there are fewer female than male entrepreneurs, and they appear to show reluctance to scale their businesses or to enter new and less tested markets. The GEM reports raise many intriguing questions, including how women’s participation in entrepreneurship reflects different attitudes and perceptions about women and how these cultural constraints impact the potential of women as entrepreneurs.