Women in finance are "underrepresented, underpaid, and undervalued", according to Simon Kirby, economic secretary to the Treasury.
Speaking at a ‘speed mentoring’ event at London Stock Exchange as part of the Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter, Kirby explained that finance has the biggest gender pay gap of any industry in the UK.
“This is not just a problem for women but a problem for everyone who believes that, in business and society, anyone who works hard can be successful no matter their gender, race, or other circumstance of birth," he said.
“As a father of two daughters I tell them they can do anything; that there’s no limit. From a Treasury perspective that’s what we want to see.”
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