The Generation of women before us stuck their foot in the door and I hope the next generation blows the doors completely off!
City Hive champions mid-career women, those who despite working hard to get to where they are, find there is still so much more to be done. GAIN inspires and educates young women at the start of their journey.
Together, our goal is smashing the Gender Pay Gap, ensure a fair and equitable representation of women at senior level and, by doing so, future proof the investment sector.
And in case you thought that was in hand, a recent report on Gender Balance surveying FTSE 350 Chairs and CEO’s Chief Executives on reasons for not appointing women to the board, produced the following gems.
"Most women don't want the hassle or pressure of sitting on a board."
"We have one woman already on the board, so we are done - it is someone else's turn”. 1
Are they right? I think you can guess our answer but please do join us so together, we can BLOW THE DOORS OFF!
We look forward to seeing you.
1. Source: Hampton-Alexander Review, 2018
About our Speakers
Bhavini ‘Bev’ Shah is the founder and CEO of City Hive. She was previously a Senior Multi
Manager Analyst and member of the Aviva Investors Multi Asset team. Frustrated by the
lack of diversity, Bev founded City Hive in 2016 to challenge the investment and asset
management industry and be a force of positive change. A champion for greater diversity
and inclusion, Bev collaborates with the Diversity Project and Women in Banking and
Finance. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics and Accountancy from City University (CASS).
Charlotte Yonge is Co-Founder of GAIN. Charlotte is an Investment Manager at Troy Asset
Management, where she manages the Trojan Ethical Fund, with responsibility for multi-asset coverage and the analysis of global companies and their selection for Troy’s
portfolios. It is a job that takes her around the world, meeting companies and learning about
new markets. Before joining the world of work she studied Modern and Medieval
Languages at Cambridge.
Mona Shah is a Director at Stonehage Fleming Investment Management, with 14 years’
experience in portfolio construction and manager selection across all asset classes and is a
member of the Investment Committee. Mona is responsible for Stonehage Fleming Global
Sustainable Investment Portfolios and is an Ambassador and friend to both GAIN and City
Hive. Mona has a first-class BSc (Hons) degree in Economics and Politics from the
University of Bristol.
Mandy Kirby is Co-Founder and Chief Strategist for City Hive. With almost two decades of
experience in advisory, research, analysis and sustainability, she is an advocate for cultural
change in the investment industry to ensure greater inclusion, diversity and equality.
Mandy was previously part of the leadership team at the UN supported Principles for
Responsible Investment as Director of Reporting Assessment and Accountability. Mandy
holds a BA (Hons) in Politics and East European Studies from University College London.
City Hive is an independent organisation which partners with companies
across Investment Management, helping them to meet sustainability
responsibilities in creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive corporate
culture. City Hive currently has £1.7 trillion assets under advice (AUA) (01
September 2020) across 8 clients. We are passionate about transforming the industry and our solutions focus
on impactful change with tangible results that pay dividends. We are focussed on cultivating talent at all career
stages and empowering individuals to facilitate and drive cultural change within the industry through
mentorship, education and our network.
GAIN is a community of investors, with charitable status, set to change the
staggering lack of gender diversity in Investment Management, from the
ground up. We inform young women with online resources, bringing helpful
information on careers in investment to their fingertips. We inspire young
women with a strong network of female role models, who speak in high
schools and universities around the UK and feature on our online channels,
delivering compelling and high-impact messages on the many benefits of investing as a career.