5 Things You Need to Know About Women in Finance

When it comes to finances, women’s contributions are still under-recognized—especially when it comes to those at the top. This interview with seven women from the Forbes Finance Council shows that women are powerhouses in finance, and sheds light on many issues in the industry, from challenges and opportunities when it comes to gender representation, learning, and unleashing your potential to working in finance to make a difference, forging new paths and being unapologetic in your aspirations and accomplishments.

By Forbes Councils

According to the 2017 World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report, “Female talent remains one of the most underutilized business resources.” In some industries, like finance, this is especially clear.

In finance, as career level rises, female representation declines. Although 46 percent of financial services employees are women, at the executive level, it’s only 15 percent.

We interviewed seven members of Forbes Finance Council who, as female finance executives, are breaking those barriers. They offered an inside look into their experiences and advice for others who want to make it to the top. Here are their insights — the five things you need to know about women in finance.

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