Women’s roles have been challenged with many women reporting feeling the pandemic has reversed decades of progress on equality.
Women have worked more support hours than men and while women make up 47% of the UK’s workforce, they account for 52% of people furloughed and 54% of job losses, a report from the Women’s Budget Group found. This poses the question of whether women are deemed to be less valuable workers than men. However, there have also been positive outcomes as a result of the pandemic – a greater awareness of others and their need for symbiosis between life and work, a realisation that flexibility is possible and dare I say it... more efficient.
Now that we’re coming out of lockdown (we hope) and people are getting back to the office, opportunity is rife to rejuvenate your business, along with general life. Summer is the perfect opportunity to do this with the longer days and (hopefully) sunshine to help us make the time to take a long hard look at our finances and how we can put measures in place to relaunch our business and personal financial needs. We are joined today by two amazing experts, Jeremy Hill, a Senior Private Banker from Kleinwort Hambros, and Laura Hayward, Private Client Director at BDO, to offer up their words of wisdom on how you can breathe new life into your business after the past 15 months
Tamara Gillan, Founder & CEO of WealthiHer Network chats with Tracy Browne, Director at Tilney Investment Management about the importance of bringing everyone on the journey to make finance more equitable for women, ensuring the financial futures of all.
In the latest podcast from the WealthiHer Network, Tamara Gillan is in conversation with Ann-Marie Atkins, Managing Director and award-winning financial planner at Tilney. As we're coming out of lock-down and emerging into a future, Ann-Marie gives her expert advice and insights into how we can start to close the quadruple gap and spring forward into a brighter future with purpose.
This month, the WealthiHer Network is proud to partner with the UN Girl Up Foundation, to talk about how women and girls have been most impacted by Covid-19 and what can be done to redress the balance. Joining Tamara Gillan is Hallie Hudson, Director of Development, Girl Up and Bethel Kyeza, Co-president Girl Up London to discuss how girls around the world are overcoming inequality and how Girl Up are helping them to become the leaders of tomorrow.
International Women’s Day is an important day for the WealthiHer Network, not only because we launched on this day in 2019, but because of the opportunity it presents to women and girls around the world. A day, and a month to reflect and to plot a path forward for women, and the year ahead. This IWD theme is Choose to Challenge. At WealthiHer, we are big fans of challenge when put to good use; and we see this IWD as our opportunity to challenge and to celebrate women’s achievements. In this episode, Tamara Gillan is joined by two inspiring leaders: Gabrielle Branson, Deputy CEO of Kleinwort Hambros; and Sarah Matthew, founder and CEO of The Vibrant Company. They discuss what IWD means for them, and the opportunity it represents.
In this week’s episode, we take on the big topic of how we can work together to make leadership, businesses, and investments more environmentally sustainable and socially responsible. We face many challenges – but we believe in the power of collaborative action, and that women represent great hope in driving a more responsible approach to business and investing. 89% of women, as compared 79% of men, want to engage with businesses and investments that are both environmentally and socially responsible – including gender balanced leadership and positive supply chains which protect women and girls. Joining Tamara is Claire Blackwell, Marketing Director of St. James’s Place, and Sian Sutherland, co-founder of A Plastic Planet, to discuss how we as individuals and the finance industry can use our investments to encourage more responsibility and sustainability.
In a world in which there is bias against female entrepreneurs – from accessing funding and being asked personal and risk-focussed questions in VC pitches, to lack of networking opportunities – we need advice and insight from someone in the know. In this episode, Tamara Gillan speaks with Kirsty Moore, Managing Director at HSBC Private Banking, who shares some of her wisdom – and why it’s important for women to be afforded the opportunity to start their own businesses and for them to flourish.
This month we launched The WealthiHer 2020 report “The Changing Faces of Women’s Wealth” which gives valuable insights into women’s and men’s financial confidence, attitudes to and needs around money, workplaces and equality, both in the UK and Asia. It is clear Covid-19 has had a major impact and nowhere was this truer, than for women and their responsibilities to family, job security and financial prosperity. Women are 1.8 times more likely to have lost their jobs or quit, compared to men. The Institute of Fiscal Studies found that women in the UK are working 156 more hours a month than their partners in support of care of the family or the household; and the gender pay gap has shifted back 60 years as a result of the crisis. In this episode, Tamara Gillan is joined by Michelle King: world-renowned equality expert who has led the charge on strategy for UN Women and Netflix Inclusion. Michelle is armed with more than 16 years’ research and a deep understanding of the invisible barriers that hold women back at work, and how we need to face up to these and collaboratively fix workplaces, not women. Michelle has also just joined us as the MD of WealthiHer female leadership Academy.