Mortgage intermediary firm Cartel has announced that 50 per cent of its board directors are women and says there is no reason why the financial services industry should be male-dominated.
Andrea Brammer is Cartel's head of recruitment and is on the board of directors. She says there is no reason why women cannot succeed in the industry and does not understand why other financial companies do not take women seriously at the highest level.
Fellow board member Sharon Sherratt says: “In an ideal world, women would progress purely according to their ability and performance, but unfortunately we don't live in an ideal world. Other businesses, unlike Cartel, are depriving themselves if a major asset by failing to nurture the skills and commitment of women who want to progress.”