Hemma Visavadia: A call to arms for female advisers

“You can instantly feel uncomfortable, and that’s just from hearing about it”

Hemma Visavadia
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COVER reporter, Hemma Visavadia, shares her thoughts following a recent feature examining the experiences of female advisers in the protection and how she views the treatment of women in the industry.

Last month, I wrote a feature on the reality of being a female adviser working in protection. It looked at sexism, derogatory comments, trolls on social media and hurdles that female advisers have had to overcome. The piece featured testimonials from several female advisers, who candidly shared their experience in protection so far. To be clear, not everyone I spoke to had a negative experience; many praised how protection had supported them along their career and highlighted mentors that helped push them forward. But what can't be ignored is the responses from advisers who had a very...

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