IMPACT Newsletter – June 2020

The summer is well and truly upon us and with lockdown restrictions easing slightly, we hope you are managing to catch up with friends and family safely.

The market is gradually picking up which is a positive sign that we may be commencing a return to some kind of normality.

Here are my pick of the top articles from June;

In the COVID-19 era, female leaders are shining!

COVID-19 has shown the world what should have been obvious all along: The qualities that make women excellent caregivers are also what make them great leaders. When looking at the global response to the pandemic, female leaders are shining. In many cases it was women who acted before anyone else.

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Fidelity International extends 6 months parental leave to fathersFidelity International has become the latest asset manager to offer both male and female employees in the UK six months of fully paid parental leave as it bids to improve workplace equality.

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Female Ventures Fund to invest £10m in women-only start-ups in first year

A new venture capital fund led by and for women will address the inequality of just 1% of VC money going to women-only start-ups, while male-only start-ups get 89%. Female Ventures Fund aims to invest £10m in female founders and women-led start-ups over the coming 12 months.

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Women in Finance Charter improves diversity at senior level

Three-quarters of signatories to the Women in Finance Charter have increased or maintained the proportion of women in senior management, according to a review by think tank New Financial.

Analysis of 187 signatories found almost two-thirds (64 per cent) had increased the proportion of women in senior management over the past year while one in 10 (12 per cent) had maintained the same level of representation.

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