How female financial advisers overcome gender barriers

Advisers share views on International Women’s Day 2023

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In light of this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD), a day recognising how far we have come towards gender equality and how far we still have left to go, Julia Bahr talks to women in financial advice about their route to success…

Recent records from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) show that only a sixth (16%) of regulated financial advisers in the UK are women. That figure has hardly moved during the past 20 years. PA spoke with advisers and industry experts to get their thoughts on sexist stereotypes and barriers to career progression in a thus-far male-dominated industry. Kingswood learning and development manager Ellie Pilkington, who was shortlisted for the Rising Star category at PA's Women in Financial Advice Awards (WIFA) last year, says one of the biggest challenges she has observed for women in ...

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