'In an ideal world we would not have to promote female achievements'

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"Our group is not just concerned with improving gender diversity though, as our profession needs to better represent society as a whole."
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"Our group is not just concerned with improving gender diversity though, as our profession needs to better represent society as a whole."

Lifesearch's Emma Thomson on industry scepticism, founding the Women in Protection Network and the need for greater diversity

The upcoming Women in Financial Advice Awards will recognise female talent across our industry and should be warmly welcomed. It's shining a light on the women who work in financial services, providing a platform for women to demonstrate the contribution they make to our market and most importantly our customers. It highlights the work women are doing, and helps women wanting to develop their careers. Some though may feel this kind of event is unnecessary. That it's a form of positive discrimination....

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