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Addressing the under-representation of female executives in the finance sector

Business and Management 9 November 2015

As part of the government-commissioned report by Virgin Money chief executive Jayne-Anne Ghadia, Westminster Business School’s Ruth Sacks joins the debate to address the under-representation of women in the finance sector.

Dr Ruth Sacks, Business Development Director and Principal Lecturer at Westminster Business School was quoted in the C Suite, Start Your Business Magazine and The Journal (Newcastle upon Tyne), regarding her take on how the gender gap on senior boards within the finance sector can be addressed.

"Getting women onto boards is not just about financial reward – it’s about attitude change. Research has clearly shown improved financial performance when there is a more equal gender mix throughout the organisation and in particular on boards." Ruth Sacks, Start Your Business Magazine

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Ruth Sacks is the program director of Women for the Board, a course developed and presented by women with board-level experience, for women preparing for executive board roles.

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