Gender equality, diversity, and inclusion are at the heart of progressive societies. While female representation in the general population of financial services firms tends to be equally balanced, significant differences emerge in the progression to more senior levels.
Ireland’s Women in Finance Charter is an industry-led, government-supported measure to encourage gender diversity in the financial services industry in Ireland. The Charter will allow financial services firms to devise commitments to progress gender diversity in their firms.
Following her appointment as Chair of the Charter, Patricia Callan, Head of Sectors and Director of Financial Services Ireland at Ibec, speaks to Minister of State in the Department of Finance, Seán Fleming about the development of this important initiative.
Later in the episode features contributions from Fernando Vicario, CEO of Bank of America Europe DAC and Country Executive for Ireland, and Emer O’Byrne, Interim Chief Underwriting Officer of FBD Insurance. They share their experience of working in the sector and outline why they think the Charter is an important step forward.
Explore Ireland's Women in Finance Charter here.
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