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Women in finance – four perspectives

The financial services industry has a reputation for being a male-dominated space. International research shows that, although 90 percent of financial services company executives indicate a commitment to gender diversity, in practice, only 19 percent of top executives are female. Four women in the South African industry provide their perspective and offer advice for young women hoping to enter this exciting and fast-paced environment.

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Women in finance speak out for greater inclusion

In the financial services industry, as seniority level increases, diversity declines. In 2019 Women’s Month, InvestSoc – a UCT student society – and UCT’s African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management (AIFMRM) convened a panel discussion of some leading women in the financial services industry to unpack the truth behind the numbers and explore what can be done.

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