Half of women have experienced gender barriers in financial services

'Women are still being overlooked'

Eve Maddock-Jones
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Half of women say they have experienced barriers to their career within financial services because of factors such as pregnancy and menopause, a recent study has found.

Simplify Consulting published research into the gender pay gap and experiences and found the 'glass ceiling' was still ever-present for women in financial services. The survey was carried out across 100 women working in financial services and over 100 female students. It found 34% of participants experienced regular gender discrimination while 52% felt they were paid differently due to gender. Another statistic showed company support on these problems was lacking, with 74% of women saying that when they raised gender-related issues with their employers, unsatisfactory action was taken...

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