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Slattery sets up new group for women IFAs

Monetary Solutions Limited director Vivian Slattery has set up a new group of female financial advisers which aims to promote the standing of
women in the industry.

The Woman Adviser and Broker Group aims to offer support to female advisers and is being backed by Fidelity Funds Network. It will launch on October 5 and follows in the footsteps of the now defunct Woman IFA group.

Slattery says: “As a former member of Fiona Price’s Women IFA group, I fondly remember networking and benefiting from the contact with other fellow female IFAs. Today, like many others, I feel like the token female at other industry events. Hopefully, by working together in the future, we can change this.”


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  1. Woman in the Profession 10th September 2010 at 1:34 pm


    Firstly I don’t see that women need their standing in this profession promoted. I am quite happy with my current standing and have done this all by my pretty little self thank you. Secondly if I did want help promoting myself, you can rest assured that it wouldn’t be by a group that say we work in an ‘industry’!

    If a chap started a group just for men there would be outrage. This isn’t the 60s – women are here and are strong in this profession and many others. If you feel you are the token woman at an event it is all in your head or you are attending the wrong events. Of course there should be more women working in this field, but having groups of us all separating themselves from the herd will not help this.

    Give me strength.

  2. Totally agree with Vivian. A lot of women working in a profession which is male-orientated (see, for example, all Scottish Widows advertising!) do actually enjoy meeting other women and discussing the issues that are relevant to that situation. Not all women will agree with this (of course) otherwise we wouldn’t be individuals!

  3. Katherine Oxenham 10th September 2010 at 3:11 pm

    I wholeheartedly agree. I have never experienced any discrimination because I am a woman. I don’t think I’ve ever been the only female face in a room, but I rather like being in a distinct minority – at least there is no queue for the loo!

  4. An Islamic group for Muslim IFAs? 10th September 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Could we have an Islamic group for Muslim IFAs?

    Maybe then the can call a fatwa on the FSMA 2000 and the FSA and threaten to burn the 10,000 page rule book along with Canary Wharf as being anti Islamic.

    It seems that this is the only way we will ever curb this regulator because under UK law the human rights of those they regulate matter not a jot!

  5. Thank you for all your comments. The one thing that was left out of the newspaper article was the link to register for those that would like to come and don’t mind the queue for the loo! Please see the link below

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