Monday, July 18, 2005

Institutionalized bias against female-owned businesses by banks (U.K.)?

In -- at the heart of the changing workplace.

The boardroom glass ceiling may finally be starting to crack, but for women who want to get on in business it is becoming increasingly clear there is another significant gender imbalance to be tackled -- finance.

[Laurel here ... check out this snippet from the article that will compel you to read the entire piece: "She recounts one example of a woman who went to a bank for funding and was disdainfully turned down, only for the banker to tell her husband all about it when they next met at the local Rotary Club."

Securing finance -- the next glass ceiling?

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