Women in finance sector underpaid and under-represented at executive levels, says research

New research on the role of women in the finance industry in New Zealand and Australia shows women feel overlooked, underpaid and under-represented at senior levels – while men surveyed thought there wasn’t a problem.

The study, by the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia), showed that 85% percent of women agreed there was a gender divide in the industry, compared to only 26% of men.

Fifty eight percent of men flatly denied there was any discrepancy between the sexes in the industry, despite later agreeing that any gender pay gap was a fair reflection of the men’s skills and the hours they work.

A majority of female financiers said family commitments forced women to trade promotion for flexibility, and 72 percent did not think that employers had taken the steps necessary to give women the same career opportunities as men.

Advertisements

0 Responses to “Women in finance sector underpaid and under-represented at executive levels, says research”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




You can contact us at:

0800 FINSEC (0800 346 732)
union@finsec.org.nz
www.finsec.org.nz


Creative Commons License
Join Now 0800 FINSEC

RSS LabourStart – act now to help other workers

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

Finsec Photos

Cathie Lendrum

Carl and Oliver

Westpac North East Valley, Dunedin

Westpac North East Valley, Dunedin

piggybank on leash

More Photos

Archives


%d bloggers like this: