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Will a job in the City make it difficult to start a family?

In the third article of the series considering what it is really like for women working in the City, I will be exploring the difficulties of having a family whilst working in the City and dispelling misconceptions of maternity leave holding you back.

 

A common preconception of women going into the City, especially corporate finance, is that it will be difficult to start a family. Although, at the beginning of their career the thought of matters such as maternity leave are far from most women’s minds, it is often still a subconscious drawback. It is frequently thought by both women who work in the City and women looking to do so that it is incredibly difficult to come back from maternity […]

Will a job in the City make it difficult to start a family?2021-04-26T11:13:35+00:00

What is the work environment like in the City? Is it still so male dominated?

In the second article of the series considering what it is really like for women working in the City, I will be exploring the idea that there has been huge change in the City and that it is no longer completely male dominated.

 

The idea of the City being a men’s club was quite realistic in the past, however, it seems that in recent years it has been massively changing, especially since the #MeToo movement which shed a lot of light on all of the overt and engrained sexism that still exists across the world, especially in the workplace. After speaking to women who work in the City from investment banks focused on UK growth and mid cap companies and corporate […]

What is the work environment like in the City? Is it still so male dominated?2021-04-19T10:50:59+00:00

Does working in the City mean consistent long hours?

In the first article of the series considering what it is really like for women working in the City, I will be showing that there is a chance for a social and a family life alongside a job in the City as the long hours are not always constant.

 

It is a common preconception of women looking towards a career in the City, especially corporate finance, that hours will constantly be long, and it will therefore be difficult to juggle a social and family life with this kind of strenuous work. Throughout my interviews I learnt that although the work is hard, and hours are long it is not always constant, as work comes in ebbs and flows, and it is […]

Does working in the City mean consistent long hours?2021-04-12T09:27:53+00:00