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 event 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.
The team are currently busy working on the agenda and other details for the 2019 event. If you are interested in attending and want to be the first to know when registration is open, please complete your details at the link below.
Our events provide a unique opportunity to get in front of some of the most influential people in Europe. As a sponsor, you will gain an extensive amount of exposure through a wide range of print and digital marketing materials, both pre and post event, as well as on the day itself. Additionally, you can use the event to align yourself with IR excellence and network with key decision makers from across the region.
Sponsoring the event will provide:
To find out more about the benefits of sponsoring and the various packages available, email Sébastien Dutrieu or call on +44 77315 33165.