"Showcasing Women in Finance"
|Coordinator||Swedish House of Finance|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 255 500|
|Project duration||November 2018 - December 2018|
Purpose and goal
The aim of the workshop is to showcase female models in financial economics and to give an avenue for more female researchers to get feedback on their research and career. The panel discussion helps to further understand what obstacles there are to increase gender equality in finance further and potential solutions we can strive to achieve more diversity in finance. We believe that our workshop fullfils the goal; From the workshop, useful recommendations were formulated for best practice and future behavior that we summarized in our video available on our website.
Expected results and effects
The workshop was a great success. A total of 83 people participated in the workshop, Both men (19%) and women. Of these, 49 were academics, 25 from the finance sector, 2 from the government, 3 from the press, 1 from the law association, 3 others. To ensure that the conclusions are desimulated after the workshop, we produced a 2.5-minute film in which our workshops take aways are summarized. The video was sent around and retweeted in SHoF´s and AFFECT (Academic Female Finance Committee) network and available from our website. The video´s from the presentations and discussions are also online.
Planned approach and implementation
Thanks to vinnova, we were able to follow our plan and organize the workshop the way we preferred. The female finance research line up was a good mix of junior, senior, european and non european. The attendees were divers from the finance, and academic sector female and male. The workshop was professionally filmed. In addition, we interviewed some of our participants and summarized both in a 2.5 minute video. Furthermore, the video´s from the presentations and discussions are also online. Through this channel we are able to distribute the content to many more people than the 83 who attended.