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S8 04 The importance of gender equality & ethnic minority representation

Host Julia Streets is joined by Ann Cairns, Global Co-Chair of the 30% Club and Executive Vice Chairman of Mastercard and Janet Thomas, former President of Women in Banking and Finance and Managing Director of Infinity Capital Partners. They discuss changing times with #250to25, the possibility of achieving a gender equal society within 25 years and the 30% Club’s global ambitions and initiatives. This episode explores ethnic minority representation in financial services, specifically for women of colour, as they navigate their career paths, keenly mindful of the rate of attrition. As members of the 30% Club, Janet and Ann discuss how policy can set targets and drive change and we consider the Covid-19 balancing act between women’s roles at work and home, essential as we frame the evolving world of work.
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