The new breed of bank that has no gender discrimination
Bankers and lawyers are coming up with novel ways of opening up to women as a way to reduce gender discrimination, a trend that will be seen in the banking industry as more people are able to open up and start contributing to the economy.
In the last 12 months, bankers and law firms have started exploring ways to open their doors to women.
“A lot of the things that are really exciting about the banking sector are things that women can do and can contribute to, so I think that we are going to see a lot more of that in banking,” said Julie Gros, chief executive of The National Bank Group.
Women have long enjoyed banking and are expected to play a pivotal role in the financial sector, with more than 40 per cent of banking jobs being held by women.
The National Bank has opened up its doors to more women and is one of the first to start to open it up.
It has a branch in Sydney’s west, and it has more than 400 staff in the capital.
“We’re really excited about it, really excited to open the door and to see what this really means for the banking and the industry,” Ms Gros said.
There are currently no female bank managers in Australia.
Some of the biggest banks, such as Westpac and ANZ, are opening their doors wider.
The new model will be rolled out across the financial services industry in coming years, with new bank managers and senior managers expected to have a role to play in helping to manage the banking system.
Bankers will also have the chance to meet women and help to find ways to work together on projects.
“Women are part of the team, and they’re part of this team, so we are really looking forward to working with them,” Ms Pallas said.
“It’s really exciting and a lot of times when you are part, you feel like you’re in a room with all the other people in the room and then you’re a part of a team and you can really help them along.”
In recent years, banks have begun to open offices for women, as well as a number of women have been appointed to the boards of some of Australia’s biggest banks.
“As we’ve seen over the last few years, the banking community is really starting to come together, and the business is really growing and the financial system is becoming more and more robust,” Ms Womack said.
Topics:business-economics-and-finance,human-interest,sexual-offences,sexualisation,bankers,australiaFirst posted February 13, 2020 11:03:50Contact Julie Gens at [email protected]