Martin Gilbert: Firms taking 'real action' on gender equality

Slow progress in improving diversity

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Martin Gilbert explores the unconscious biases which still affect women working in financial services but says change has started and it's not going to stop...

"I am a workhorse, not a show pony" was a great response from Ruth Davidson, leader of the Conservative Party in Scotland, at our Gender Summit in Edinburgh last month. Ruth was commenting on the tendency of some media outlets to focus more on what she wears than the content of her opinions, an ignominy not shared by her male peers. It is one of the more visceral examples of how differently men and women are judged in their careers. Unconscious biases For me, it is perhaps the unconscious biases which are, if anything, more concerning. The tendencies that we are aware of are, by ...

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