Sydney: Financial Services Institute of Australasia
Area of focus: 
New Zealand

Finsia is a membership association for financial services professionals. This report provides the responses from New Zealand members to a 2012 survey on experiences of and attitudes to the gender divide in the sector. Data is presented for both male and female responses to each of 20 questions, ranging from demographic information to assessments of the respondents’ workplace culture, their evaluation of strategies to increase women's participation, and their perceived job opportunities and personal experiences in the workplace.

Overall women were more aware of occurrences of inequality in the workplace than men, and were less likely to agree that their organisations were committed to gender diversity or were transparent about pay parity. Participants were asked to suggest strategies which could be implemented by their organisation, by Finsia, or by the sector generally to promote gender equality; the wide range of responses provide a useful illustration of potential change.