London Stock Exchange Group welcomes The WealthiHer Network celebrating and championing women business leaders and entrepreneurs

Today, London Stock Exchange markets were opened by The WealthiHer Network, a partnership of leading financial organisations, including Barclays Private Bank, Brewin Dolphin, Brown Advisory, C5, Chubb, Close Bros Asset Management, HSBC Private Banking, Investec Private Banking, J.P.Morgan, Julius Baer, Kleinwort Hambros, and supported by legal partner, Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth, Reddings Wealth Management, all working to support female clients to grow and protect their wealth.

Diane Côté, Chief Risk Officer and Chair of Women Inspired Network, LSEG comments,

 “We are delighted to welcome The WealthiHer Network today to open London markets, celebrating and championing women business leaders and entrepreneurs. At LSEG we recognise that diversity is critical for our continued success. LSEG’s Women Inspired Network (WIN) was launched in the UK in 2015 and has since expanded to offices across the globe to support and inspire female employees at all levels.”

Co-Founder Tamara Gillan officially opened London markets on behalf of the Network partners,

“Banks and financial institutions have done a huge amount to change an industry that was entirely dominated by and aimed at men for centuries. They are to be congratulated for what they have achieved, however there is still a long way to go.  Our research shows there are significant differences in attitudes to wealth between men and women, and it is essential these differences are accounted for.  The WealthiHer Network is committed to championing the unique skills, expertise and attributes of women. We will break down the barriers preventing them from engaging more with the industry and help them on their individual journeys to success.  We thank London Stock Exchange Group and the WomenInspired Network for their fabulous support and in joining us in celebrating the success and potential of UK women.”

The Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions comments,

'I did not want to miss the opportunity to congratulate WealthiHer for your establishment back on International Women’s Day earlier this year as well as for the impressive start the network has had. You have a wonderful list of founding members, that I am aware is growing every week. I

It is so important that we listen to women’s needs, empower them and where required support them on their journey to independence and you should feel incredibly proud of the work. There is a clear need to keep supporting a financial sector that understands women – making it a better sector for all.

I am proud to be part of a political party that has produced the only two female Prime Ministers to serve Her Majesty’s Government. Initiatives like The WealthiHer Network inspire us to go above and beyond on our duties and vision. Congratulations again.

The WealthiHer Network was launched earlier this year to understand, celebrate, champion and better service women of wealth. The first phase of the Network’s activity is the recent publication of the largest UK research study into women’s attitudes – ‘The WealthiHer Network Report 2019: Understanding the Diversity of Women’s Wealth’.  It includes a survey of over 2500 men and women, in-depth interviews and round table discussions with over 100 high net worth women. The report highlights the opportunities presented by women, 67% of whom stated making a social impact was of high importance when investing.

WealthiHer was hosted by Diane Côté, Chief Risk Officer, London Stock Exchange Group and Chair of Women Inspired Network (WIN).

For more information on The WealthiHer Network, please visit: https://www.wealthihernetwork.com

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