Instinctif Partners offices, London, UK
Our research showed that while the IR profession has a 50/50 gender split, 67 percent of senior positions are held by men and just 33 percent by women.
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. This evening is part of our global initiative of events, articles and research reports aimed at throwing diversity within the IR profession into the spotlight. We’d love to have you join the debate.
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Registration and breakfast
Welcome to the event
Panel discussion: Bridging the gap in pay and skillset to ease gender disparity in IR
Q&A and discussions
End of event
Here is a small sample of the people who have joined the Women in IR Europe forums in the past:
|Job title||Company||Job title||Company|
|Account director||Edelman||Head of investor relations||UK Government|
|Account manager||Headland Consultancy||Head of IR services||RD:IR|
|Associate||Scott Harris||Head of London corporate/expert access||Exane BNP Paribas|
|Associate director||Lansons||Investor relations director||Kennedy Wilson Europe|
|CEO UK & Ireland and vice chairman Europe||Edelman||Investor relations manager||British Land|
|CEO, EMEA||Orient Capital||Investor relations manager||Close Brothers|
|CFO||Vision Capital||Investor relations manager||Foresight|
|Client advisory, depositary receipts||J.P Morgan||Investor relations manager||HSBC|
|Deputy head of Corporate Access||Kepler Cheuvreux||Investor relations manager||Intercontinental Hotels|
|Director||Brunswick||Investor relations manager||Virgin Money|
|Director||DF King||Investor relations manager||Whitbread|
|Director||Fairvue Partners||Investor relations manager & head of strategic reporting||Equitory|
|Director||FTI Consulting||Managing director||EQS|
|Director||Taylor Bennett||Managing partner||Broome Yasar|
|Director – IR & communications||Carter Murray||Marketing director||Design Portfolio|
|Director of corporate broking||Goodbody||Partner||Bendon Lee|
|Director of investor relations||McCarthy & Stone||Partner||Instinctif|
|Director of investor relations||Santander||Senior account executive||BioScience Communications|
|ED corporate access||Goldman Sachs||Senior account manager||Black Sun|
|ELITE connect associate||ELITE Connect||Senior analyst, global responsible investment||Aviva|
|Founder||Action Potential Advisory & Consulting||Senior coordinator – corporate access||Norges Bank Investment Management|
|Global retail, luxury consumer specialist sales||Liberum Capital||Senior financial analyst||KAZ Minerals|
|Head of corporate digital||Emperor||Senior IR manager||Hikma Pharmaceuticals|
|Head of investor relations||Castleton Commodities International||Team leader – corporate IR account management||IPREO|
|Head of investor relations||Fresnillo||Vice president||BNY Mellon|
|Head of investor relations||RDI REIT||VP, investor relations||Wolters Kluwer|
|Head of investor relations||Rolls-Royce||VP, IR and corp comm||Nordic Nanovector|
Based on responses from more than 900 IR professionals, our 2019 research report on Women in IR follows on from the findings in the IR Magazine Global IR Salary & Careers Report 2018. The report examines the pay and career experiences of women working in investor relations according to three factors:
It then compares these with those of their male counterparts to see where gender differences lie.
The report goes beyond the headline figures to identify when and where men and women are treated differently – and, indeed, equally – in their pay and career experiences. It shows that, while there is little overt or deliberate sexism in IR, a number of circumstantial factors have led to the overall gender disparity we currently see. Find out more about the report.
IR Magazine is supporting Smart Works, a registered UK charity, through our Women in IR – Europe event. Smart Works provides high quality interview clothes and interview training to unemployed women in need. They harness the power of clothes and confidence to allow a woman to be her best at a crucial moment in her life, giving her the confidence, the self-belief and the practical tools required to succeed at interview and transform her life.
We would be delighted if you are able to bring along an unwanted business outfit, which is new or nearly new and in good condition. In particular, they are in need of handbags, shoes and clothing in larger sizes (16+). They will be donated to women through Smart Works.
For further information about their work, please visit smartworks.org.uk
In association with
Instinctif Partners is a leading international business communications consultancy with expertise across diverse practice areas: capital markets, corporate, public policy, content & creative and insight & research.
It is a specialist in reputation and influence, with experience across numerous sectors. It works with clients across multiple and complex audiences combining deep insights, expert storytelling and creative delivery to change behaviours, emotions and perceptions.
Instinctif Partners currently employs over 300 people in 12 offices across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Leading the global search for talent in Investor Relations
Broome Yasar Partnership is regarded as the global leader in investor relations executive recruitment and is responsible for helping to place more than 350 senior IR and corporate affairs mandates across the world, from London to NY, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.
We are a trusted partner to organisations looking to hire the most coveted industry leaders and have successfully appointed investor relations executives into some of the world’s leading organisations. We build long-term relationships with investor relations specialists seeking unrivalled, objective career counsel and ultimately their next role. We believe this to be unique in the executive recruitment arena.
Broome Yasar are the authors of the ground-breaking report, From Investor Relations to Business Leader – the Pathway to CEO, which showcases a number of former IROs who have successfully transitioned into business leadership positions. Our consultants have all come from senior positions in Investor Relations before moving into IR executive recruitment 15 years ago. We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of the transition of today’s powerful IRO. www.broomeyasar.com
The IR club Schweiz was founded 1992 to promote the interests of the IR profession among Switzerland’s publicly-quoted companies. It is an interactive forum for the exchange of ideas, the discussion of current IR issues and the development of practical solutions.
For more information, please visit www.irclub.ch/
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.
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 Priscilla Lim at +44 20 8004 4989.