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FutureBoards Cross Border Dialogue - Women in finance

  • Royal Norwegian Embassy 25 Belgrave Square London, England, SW1X 8QD United Kingdom (map)

In any corporate environment, the team is much greater than the individual. Those that have better gender balance offer more cognitive diversity, which can lead to improved risk management and decision-making.

Given the overwhelming number of barriers women face in financial services, we can’t help but wonder, are we asking the wrong questions? What are the skills required to lead successful businesses in the future? Yes, we have to hire qualified people on merit and not on the basis of gender but are those currently in senior management positions there on merit, or as a result of hundreds of years of unconscious bias, privilege or because they were hired in the image of their predecessors?

In the current management teams of financial services companies, do we need more people with the same skills, or do we need something a little different, more progressive and, if so, are we looking in the right places, if at all?

Confirmed speakers:

  • His Excellency Wegger Chr. Strømmen, Norway’s Ambassador to UK

  • Amra Balic, Managing Director EMEA and Head, BlackRock Investment Stewardship

  • Carine Smith Ihenacho, Chief Corporate Governance Officer, Norges Bank Investment Management

  • Tove Selnes, Chief Human Resources Officer, Storebrand ASA

  • Mari Teigen, Research professor, Director CORE – Centre for Research on Gender Equality

  • Opening adress by Turid E. Solvang, founder and CEO of FutureBoards AS

  • Debate moderated by Dina Medland, independent writer

Relevant insight:

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The event is supported by ABG Sunndal Collier - Women in Finance Foundation and Storebrand ASA