Women say "No" to the City

In a recent survey carried out by Oxford University, most women undergraduates viewed banking as ‘demonstrably unethical’. When asked to choose from eight sectors, female students voted financial services the occupation in which they were most likely to face discrimination. Despite the monetary rewards, only a third of Oxford applicants for graduate posts in the finance sector are currently women. So if, as it seems, much of our best female talent is turning its back on The City as a career, how much does the sexist reputation of The Square Mile pose a risk to its future? Jenni discusses the issues with the President of City’s Women Network, India Gary-Martin and with Venetia Thompson, author of ‘Gross Misconduct’ (which chronicles her former career working as an inter-dealer bond broker in The City).

Gross Misconduct: My Year of Excess in The City, written by Venetia Thompson, published by Simon and Schuster ISBN: 978-1-84739-770-6

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