PA Pod: Are we really more gender inclusive?

The first ever episode of the PA Pod – focused on gender diversity – is unveiled

Portfolio Adviser is delighted to bring its readers – and now listeners – the first episode of the PA Pod.

The first podcast series running until the summer will focus on diversity with episode one looking at gender. Host Natalie Kenway, editor-in-chief at MA Financial Media, is joined by Victoria Hasler, head of fund research at EQ Investors, and Jane Shoemake, client portfolio manager at Janus Henderson to discuss the progress made in the investment industry in terms of being more inclusive regardless of gender.

The trio discuss whether organisations are creating an attractive environment for women to work in, and how this has changed since the start of their careers. They also look at the benefits of having a supportive boss and why there still aren’t enough women role models in management positions. They explore attitudes to women working a less than five day working week, and how normalising flexible working for both women and men, whether they have children or not, is vital.

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