Recognising the inspiring achievements of women in the investment industry in Italy
We are delighted to announce the launch of the Women In Investment Awards Italy 2019, taking place on 2nd October in Milan.
Diversity is increasingly the ‘must have' rather than a ‘nice to have' for an industry seeking to remain fit to meet the demands of the 21st Century. From aspects of ESG commitments - in which a gender pay gap counts as a negative score - to the need to attract new and younger talent with flexible working arrangements, there is still a broad consensus that more needs to be done to recognise the work of women in the industry. A virtuous cycle is to be encouraged for more women to participate at all levels including senior positions that in turn can give them a platform to encourage others into the industry.
In recognition of the changes ongoing, InvestmentEurope has moved to institute an Awards programme not only honouring the inspiring achievements of women across all parts of the investment industry, but also to help shape the discussion around how to improve diversity and highlight some of the most forward-thinking initiatives from both buy and sell sides.
InvestmentEurope believes that these Awards have a valuable part to play in drawing attention to the issue of diversity and demonstrating that real change is starting to happen.
Entries will officially open on International Women's Day 2019, and we hope you will take this opportunity to either nominate yourself or a valued colleague for these Awards. We look forward to revealing our finalists and winners later in the year.