Interquest teams up with WiBF for 'Breaking Through The Glass Ceiling in 2014' event
The evening, which was both organised and hosted by InterQuest, was held at the FixNetix offices in London, with more than 30 professionals in attendance. InterQuest’s Group Sales and Marketing Director Paul Sharpe oversaw the proceedings, opening the evening with a short overview of the market, and organisational approach to gender. Paul drew on information from the recent Davis report that highlighted the fact that women now account for 20.7% of board positions in the FTSE100 suggesting that a concerted effort is needed from these organisations if they are to reach the target originally set by Lord Davis in 2011 of achieving 25% in 2015.
Of the event, Paul observed:
& lsquo;The discussions and topics addressed by the speakers at the event gave a tremendous amount of insight into the whole issue of gender equality in business. People were able to reflect on many aspects of the Glass Ceiling and how things have changed in recent years – as well as how things need to progress in the years to come. We were very pleased to be able to work with the WiBF in organising this event, and we are already looking at opportunities to build on the success of this in the future. We’ve already received some very positive feedback from those who attended and I would particularly wish to thank the WiBF for giving the InterQuest Group the opportunity to work with them on this and to contribute to what is a highly relevant and important discourse.’
Paul was joined by Laura Clerici, Global Marketing Executive at WiBF, who also presented at the event. Ahead of the conference Laura noted that:
& lsquo;We were delighted to be supported by InterQuest in this networking event as providers of specialist candidates in to the Financial Services sector they are an organisation that has experienced firsthand how much importance employers really put on gender equality. Events like this are a great chance to meet with new and existing contacts of the WiBF group, which invariably presents plenty of fantastic networking opportunities.’