The City is the home to some of the brightest talent in the UK. It is also the place which has seen employers go to extraordinary efforts to ensure that within that talent pool, women are equally represented and nurtured through their early careers.

Despite all of this investment, the number of women progressing to senior positions in the City remains stubbornly low. A 2015 study by the Financial Times found that among the top employers only one in five women filled senior roles. Among banks and the big four accountancy firms just 16% MD level posts and partner positions were held by women. Meanwhile an earlier study, Shifting The Needle, carried out by 30% Club and supported by McKinsey found that men were ten times more likely to be promoted to partner position in law firms and four times more
likely to be promoted in accountancy firms. 

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