It’s no secret that financial services is yet another sector in need of a gender re-balance. Despite recent successful campaigns, evidence indicates that women occupying senior positions in finance are largely represented in support functions, rather than fee-generating roles. This suggests that gender diversity remains an issue and that there is still a lot of work to do to entice women to finance roles.
Tracey Barnes, Business Manager at Commercial Expert, is just one advocate for more women being welcomed into the sector. Tracey began her finance career at Barclays Bank after leaving school at 16. During her 18-year stint at the bank, she held various positions and finished working in corporate banking, before leaving to start a family. She later re-trained as a teaching assistant, and after 12 years working in primary school teaching, she decided to return to the finance sector, joining Commercial Expert over three years ago.
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