Westpac.svgThe number of female executives at firms listed on the global Bloomberg Financial Services Gender Equality Index (BFGEI) increased by 25.2% between 2014 and 2015. The BFGEI recognizes 52 firms in 17 countries, and this is the first time Australian firms, including local WEConnect International corporate member Westpac, have been featured in the index. 

According to the Financial Standard: "Firms included on the index demonstrate an average female board representation of 24.2%, while 73% require a gender diverse range of candidates for management roles. A further 83% offer or sponsor financial literacy and education programs for women, and 75% have return to work processes in place for female staff."

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