Women in Financial Services 2014

From Evolution to Revolution: The Time is Now

There have long been concerns about the lack of women at the senior levels in financial services. Many have suggested that the excessive risk taking and mistreatment of customers in the pre-2007 boom were caused by the overwhelming masculinity of the industry.

That’s not the whole story, of course.  The crisis had many causes. And a lack of diversity has many consequences. But regardless, it remains clear that the sector is losing out in the ‘war for talent’.

In this report, we analyzed the gender mix of senior staff at over 150 firms internationally and surveyed over 1,000 current and potential financial services employees from five countries. We have interviewed many senior women (and a few men!) from across the sector. Please click on the arrows below to read quotes from some of our interviewees.

We have been surprised by some of the results, and our conviction that financial firms, and we, must do more to support women has only increased.

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Nick Studer, Managing Partner, Financial Services and Michelle Daisley, Partner and Lead Author of Women in Financial Services, discuss the key findings from the report.


    

    

Interviewee Quotes

 

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  • Veronica
    Augustsson

    CEO, Cinnober

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  • Marijo
    Bos

    MD, Bos Advisors and Global President, PWN

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  • Shauneen
    Bruder

    Executive Vice President, Operations, Personal & Commercial Banking, Royal Bank of Canada

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  • Colleen
    Campbell

    Vice Chair, Bank of Montreal

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  • Helen
    Crofts

    Chair, The Women's-Insurance-Net-Work

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  • Angela
    Darlington

    CRO, Aviva Life UK

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  • Jane
    Fraser

    CEO of Citi’s U.S. Consumer and Commercial Banking and CitiMortgage

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  • Dame Clara
    Furse

    Board member, Nomura Holdings, Member the Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee and former CEO of the LSE

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  • Laurence
    Hainault

    Managing Director, Head of TMT France, Investment Banking, Credit Suisse

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  • Charlotte
    Hogg

    Chief Operating Officer, Bank of England

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  • Sue
    Kean

    Group Risk Officer, Old Mutual

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  • Jenny
    Knott

    Strategic Advisor to Group CEOs, Standard Bank Plc

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  • Sir Andrew
    Large

    Former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England and Founding Partner of Systemic Policy Partnership

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  • Seraina
    Maag

    President and CEO of EMEA region, AIG

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  • Linda
    Mantia

    Executive Vice President, Digital, Payments & Cards, Royal Bank of Canada

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  • Anna
    Marrs

    Group Head of Commercial and Private Banking Clients, Standard Chartered

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  • Alison
    Martin

    Head of Life & Health Business Management, Swiss Re

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  • Helena
    Morrissey

    CEO, Newton Asset Management and Founder of the 30% Club

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  • Sarah
    Pierce

    Investment Director, Praesidian Capital and 2013 Winner of "Woman of the Future: Professional"

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  • Cecilia
    Reyes

    CIO, Zurich Insurance

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  • Jennifer
    Reynolds

    President & CEO, Women in Capital Markets

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  • Christiana
    Riley

    Head of Corporate Strategy, Group Strategy (AfK), Deutsche Bank

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  • Helen
    Rose

    COO, TSB

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  • Chris
    Sullivan

    Deputy Group Chief Executive, RBS

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  • Frédéric
    Visnovsky

    Deputy Secretary General, ACPR (French Banking Regulator)

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  • Karen
    Wilson

    CEO, Hoggett Bowers

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  • Barbara
    Yastine

    CEO, Ally Bank

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  • Jennifer
    Barrow

    Head of Corporate Responsibility, UK Financial Conduct Authority

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  • Ekaterina
    Petelina

    Deputy President and Chairman of the Management Board of VTB24

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  • Jennifer
    Tory

    Group Head, Personal & Commercial Banking, Royal Bank of Canada

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  • Bella
    Zlatkis

    Deputy Chairman of Sberbank

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