IR Magazine

IR Magazine Forum
Women in IR Europe

Friday, November 9, 2018

Searcys at The Gherkin, London, UK

About the event

In 2017, we uncovered a glass ceiling in the IR world: our global IRO survey revealed that while the number of men and women who work in IR is roughly equal, two thirds of heads of IR positions go to men.

Fast forward to summer 2018 and the situation has improved – although only slightly. According to our latest Global Salary & Careers Report (published in IR Magazine, spring 2018): women, who accounted for 33 percent of IR head jobs in 2016, now occupy 35 percent of the leading IR roles.

 

A look at salary figures shows that both male and female IR heads have the same global median pay range of US$150,000-US$199,999, but that the percentage of women IR bosses earning above this range has decreased from 36 percent to 35 percent year on year, compared with 41 percent of men (down from 47 percent in 2016). More on this can be found here and on our global salary and careers report.

Women in IR: Work in progress

Such stats are depressingly familiar throughout the business world. Within IR, however, the news came as a surprise: IR has always been an industry with many women in senior positions. Despite this, the study conducted showed more needs to be done to improve career opportunities for women in investor relations.

This evening is part of our global series of events aimed at putting pressure on the industry to confront these issue and improve the value of women in IR. These events will feature prominent speakers from IR and beyond, as well as panel debates, case studies and discussions to address the issues of gender equality, pay and inclusion. Sign up here and join us!

Agenda and timings

Speakers to be announced shortly

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Venue and location

Searcys at The Gherkin
30 St Mary Axe
London, EC3A 8EP

Accommodation
IR Magazine have arranged for discounted rates at nearby hotels located a short distance away from the venue. Click here to view the hotels and rates.

Book your place

This event is open to ALL IR professionals working towards equality and inclusion.

To book your place, please fill in the form below and we will send you a confirmation along with detailed event information. If you have any questions or require any assistance, please contact Alice Kenning at +44 20 8004 6214.

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