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Sexism in the City


The Treasury Committee is examining the barriers faced by women in financial services and the progress made in removing gender pay gaps.

The MPs will explore what role firms, the Government and regulators should play in combatting sexual harassment and misogyny. The Committee will evaluate the progress on implementing the recommendations of the previous Treasury Committee’s 2018 inquiry into the topic, as well as the impact of the Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter.

The Committee would particularly welcome evidence from women working in, or having worked in, financial services. Please note that the Committee cannot take forward individual cases.

Read the call for evidence to find out more about the inquiry

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 8 September 2023.

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Past events

Wednesday 17 January 2024
2:00pm Private
2:15pm Public
Sexism in the City - Oral evidence 17 January 2024
  • Nikhil Rathi (Chief Executive at Financial Conduct Authority)
  • Sarah Pritchard (Executive Director, Markets and Executive Director, International at Financial Conduct Authority)
  • Sam Woods (Chief Executive at Prudential Regulation Authority)
  • Vicky Saporta (Executive Director, Prudential Policy at Prudential Regulation Authority)
  • Maria Caulfield MP
  • The Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Parliamentary Secretary at HM Treasury)
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Wednesday 13 December 2023
2:00pm Private
2:15pm Public
Sexism in the City - Oral evidence 13 December 2023
  • Amanda Blanc (Women in Finance Charter Champion and CEO at Aviva Plc)
  • Nishma Gosrani OBE (Partner at Bain & Company – Financial Services)
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Wednesday 15 November 2023
2:00pm Private
2:15pm Public
Sexism in the City - Oral evidence 15 November 2023
  • Sarah Boon (Managing Director at UK Finance)
  • Yvonne Braun (Director at Association of British Insurers (ABI))
  • Adam Jacobs-Dean (Managing Director at The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA))
  • Karen Northey (Director at The Investment Association)
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Tuesday 17 October 2023
10:00am Private
10:15am Public
Sexism in the City - Oral evidence 17 October 2023
  • Baroness Helena Morrissey (Chair at Diversity Project)
  • Fiona Mackenzie (CEO at The Other Half)
  • Mark Freed (CEO at E2W and Men for Inclusion)
  • Alesha De-Freitas MBE (Head of Policy, Research and Advocacy at The Fawcett Society)
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

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