Sexism In The City - The Gender Blender Poll Results

Gender

We asked our readers why it was that more women didn't make it to the top in the financial markets.

Over 2,300 of you took part in our quick poll (61.3% women, 38.7% men), and here are the results:

 Do you think that women are under-represented in your firm as a whole:

Women

Yes - 53.7%

No - 35.8%

Maybe - 10.5%

Men

Yes - 33.0%

No - 58.6%

Maybe - 8.4%

Do you think that women are under-represented in senior leadership positions at your firm ?

Women

Yes - 85.1%

No - 9.2%

Maybe - 5.7%

Men

Yes - 51.0%

No - 39.2%

Maybe - 9.8%

Do you think that women are under-represented on your firm's board ?

Women

Yes - 85.1%

No - 6.6%

Maybe - 8.3%

Men

Yes - 58.5%

No - 27.1%

Maybe - 14.4%

Do you think that women are under-represented in the industry as a whole ?

Women

Yes - 89.1%

No - 6.5%

Maybe - 4.4%

Men

Yes - 57.8%

No - 27.7%

Maybe - 14.5%

Do you think that women are less likely to be in senior positions because:

They just aren't tough enough

Women

Yes - 7.6%

No - 78.7%

Maybe - 13.7%

Men

Yes - 13.7%

No - 73.7%

Maybe - 12.6%

Because they aren't capable enough

Women

Yes - 0.7%

No - 98.1%

Maybe - 1.2%

Men

Yes - 5.0%

No - 91.8%

Maybe - 3.2%

Because they aren't career-minded enough

Women

Yes - 11.0%

No - 68.1%

Maybe - 20.9%

Men

Yes - 27.0%

No - 49.4%

Maybe - 23.6%

Because they elect to choose family over career

Women

Yes - 34.8%

No - 25.4%

Maybe - 39.8%

Men

Yes - 52.0%

No - 16.9%

Maybe - 31.1%

Because they have an inbuilt disadvantage given that it is women who give birth

Women

Yes - 45.1%

No - 39.1%

Maybe - 15.8%

Men

Yes - 38.7%

No - 49.3%

Maybe - 12.0%

Because they are denied the opportunity to progess

Women

Yes - 58.9%

No - 16.4%

Maybe - 24.7%

Men

Yes - 22.2%

No - 58.1%

Maybe - 19.7%

Because men feel threatened by successful women and are reluctant to promote them

Women

Yes - 50.7%

No - 22.8%

Maybe - 26.5%

Men

Yes - 19.0%

No - 61.1%

Maybe - 19.9%

Do you feel that your firm would be a more efficient place if more women were undertaking senior roles ?

Women

Yes - 58.7%

No - 7.6%

Maybe - 33.7%

Men

Yes - 22.1%

No - 49.1%

Maybe - 28.8%

Do you feel that women make better leaders than man ?

Women

Yes - 12.8%

No - 8.5%

Sometimes - 78.7%

Men

Yes - 1.6%

No - 39.6%

Sometimes - 58.8%

Do you believe that the financial crisis would have been as severe if women were the CEOs of the main firms who are said to have caused it ?

Women

Yes - 12.1%

No - 42.8%

Maybe - 45.1%

Men

Yes - 34.5%

No - 40%

Maybe - 25.5%

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