Challenges for women in finance

|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/16/2001

A recent study of men and women working in the finance and investment sectors in Canada shed light on the unique struggles women continue to face in those sectors. The study, Women in Canadian Investment Dealers, conducted by research group Catalyst, found the following struggles for women in the sector:

The pipeline of women in senior management is very small.

Women are underrepresented in all areas accounting for just 37 per cent of the total, but when sales associates are removed from the equation women represent just 19 per cent of managing directors, vice-presidents and professionals.