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National Seeing is Believing Visit: Increasing women’s success at work


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Visit led by Helena Morrissey, Chief Executive Officer,Newton Investment, BNY Mellon and Michael Cole-Fontayn, Chairman EMEA & CEO, BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon logoThe visit will generate an understanding of gender inequality in society, education and the workplace and participants will learn from community groups and campaign organisations who are working in this space and also see best practice examples from business on how to increase women’s success at work

BNY Mellon recently supported Opportunity Now in leading the largest ever UK study of women at work: Project 28-40. Women told us that they are ambitious, confident and feel supported by their partners in their career aspirations.

They feel much less encouraged by their employers, both in respect of career development and the workplace culture, where bullying and harassment are still prevalent.

If we are serious about change, we as CEOs and senior leaders need to move the development of female talent from a diversity initiative to a core business priority. The Women’s Business Council found that by equalising the labour market participation rates of men and women, the UK could further increase economic growth by 0.5 percentage points a year, with potential gains of 10% of GDP by 2030.  Opportunity Now’s tireless campaign is acutely aligned with our organisation and our commitment to our stakeholders and communities around the world.

We would be delighted if you joined us along with a select group of UK business leaders to see first-hand the benefits to increase women’s success at work. We will ask you to reflect on what you have seen and work with BITC to turn your experience into practical action, benefiting both business and society.

For more information about the visit, please contact Blessing Buraimoh.