Issues of diversity and equality are at the top of agendas in banking, business and many other walks of life - and rightly so. With more than 50% of Institute members now female, these issues are top of our agenda too. For banking to enhance and sustain the ethical professionalism on which we depend, fair treatment of customers needs to be accompanied by the fair treatment of - and equality of opportunity for - all our colleagues.  

According to our latest survey on gender diversity and progression in the workplace, conducted in partnership with The Finance Foundation, there are still significant barriers standing in the way of sufficiently rapid progress. To gain fresh insights into why our members believe this is the case, we surveyed more than 500 members at all levels in banking on topics ranging from perceptions around career progression barriers to opinions on pay transparency across the industry.    

Their responses also provide valuable data for the development of our latest professional development programmes aimed at enabling all banking professionals to reach their full potential, through initiatives such as our mentoring programme.

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