Women in leadership: Being authentic is a strength

‘Leadership in financial services is a team sport’

Jenna Brown
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Women in financial services leadership positions should be their “authentic selves” in their roles and avoid putting on a false work persona, delegates heard.

Speaking during a panel at the Personal Investment Management & Financial Advice Association (PIMFA) Women's Symposium today (16 April), delegates heard from three senior female leaders who shared their insights and experiences. The panel was moderated by PIMFA chief executive (CEO) Liz Field. Hawksmoor Investment Management chief CEO Sarah Soar said it was crucial that women in leadership positions be their "actual self". "I have seen so many leaders put on a persona at work and elsewhere they are a completely different person. But surely being you is best for your colleagues and you...

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