Female FDs
751 views | +0 today
Follow
Female FDs
Content for and about female finance directors and CFOs in the UK.
Curated by Fiona Cullinan
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Fiona Cullinan
Scoop.it!

Why are there so few female CFOs?

There are many qualified women who deserve to advance to the CFO role but are not getting a chance.
Fiona Cullinan's insight:

[14 Dec 2012]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fiona Cullinan
Scoop.it!

An SME needs you! Finance Director job / London

This plea came through to me today to any female finance directors or CFOs out there: "This role has not received nearly enough applications, can you help us address the balance?"

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fiona Cullinan
Scoop.it!

More than 50 chairmen sign up to 30% initiative for female board members

More than 50 chairmen sign up to 30% initiative for female board members | Female FDs | Scoop.it

More than 50 chairmen from the UK’s top companies have signed up to support a goal to ensure 30 percent of boards are women, the latest data showed on Wednesday. [CFO World, 4 July 2012]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fiona Cullinan
Scoop.it!

Time for a public exit?

The recent financial failure of PLUS Markets has raised the importance of making sure you’re in the right market for your organisation at the right time. [FD Intelligence, 4 July 2012]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fiona Cullinan
Scoop.it!

India – ripe for investment

India – ripe for investment | Female FDs | Scoop.it

Despite failing to reach the heights of growth expected by some, India’s economy continues to prosper. We profile the opportunities for UK FDs and suggest four considerations for entering this BRIC. [FD Intelligence, 4 July 2012]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fiona Cullinan
Scoop.it!

Technical notes: The £2m property tax trap

New tax charges on residential properties valued above £2 million were proposed in Budget 2012 that may catch out corporate owners. [FD Intelligence, 4 July 2012]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fiona Cullinan
Scoop.it!

FD Interview: Arif Kamal, Group FD, GL Hearn

FD Interview: Arif Kamal, Group FD, GL Hearn | Female FDs | Scoop.it

Arif Kamal, Group Finance Director at property consultants GL Hearn, talks about how his career has progressed and what needs to happen for growth to return to the UK. [FD Intelligence, 4 July 2012]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fiona Cullinan
Scoop.it!

Unlocking the full potential of women at work

Unlocking the full potential of women at work | Female FDs | Scoop.it

McKinsey’s latest research on how women advance in the workplace, produced for the Wall Street Journal’s Task Force for Women in the Economy, breaks down some of the ways companies are advancing female executives and weakening the barriers that... [McKinsey, 17 May 2012]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fiona Cullinan
Scoop.it!

First Women Awards 2012: winners announced

First Women Awards 2012: winners announced | Female FDs | Scoop.it

Meet 11 trailblazers making a mark on Britain: Congratulations to the pioneering women honoured at the First Women Awards 2012 on June 28! [Real Business, 28 June 2012]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fiona Cullinan
Scoop.it!

UN WOMEN UK Launch the Women’s Empowerment Principles

UN Women UK National Committee have launched the Women’s Empowerment Principles to challenge the unconscious gender bias in the UK and improve gender equality in the workplace

Seven Principles to build strong economies and achieve internationally agreed goals for development, sustainability and human rights [UN Women UK, 1 May 2012]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fiona Cullinan
Scoop.it!

Kingfisher poaches Vodafone’s Karen Witts to become board director and group FD

Kingfisher poaches Vodafone’s Karen Witts to become board director and group FD | Female FDs | Scoop.it

FTSE 100 home improvement group Kingfisher has poached Vodafone executive Karen Witts to become its new group finance director with a seat on the board. [FMWF, 4 July 2012]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fiona Cullinan
Scoop.it!

CFOs adapt to the “new normal”

CFOs adapt to the “new normal” | Female FDs | Scoop.it

One of the few skills that isn't currently required of a chief financial officer is being an economist. But at today's board meetings, it’s a lucky finance chief who doesn’t get probed about macro-economics. [CFO World, 14 June 2012]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fiona Cullinan
Scoop.it!

Number of female directors rockets over the past five years

Larger firms show highest percentage increase.  Larger companies are narrowing the gap with small and medium sized firms (SMEs) in terms of the num... [14 Dec 2012, Director of Finance online]]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fiona Cullinan
Scoop.it!

Women as Directors Beat Men-Only Boards in Company Stock Return

"Companies with women on their boards performed better in challenging markets than those with all-male boards in a study suggesting that mixing genders may temper risky investment moves and increase return on equity." [31 July 2012, Yahoo! Finance]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fiona Cullinan
Scoop.it!

Welcome to FD Intelligence email #5

Welcome to FD Intelligence email #5 | Female FDs | Scoop.it

Welcome to the latest edition of FD Intelligence, which focuses on ‘Growth in turbulent times’. If you’re looking to grow your business, you’ll be interested in our article outlining the different tax treatments companies face, depending on their size. In light of the recent events surrounding PLUS markets, we also help you assess whether being a public or private organisation is right for you as you grow. What’s more, if you’re seeking growth by entering new markets, why not take a look at India? Our profile outlines the opportunities there for UK businesses. [FD Intelligence, 4 July 2012]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fiona Cullinan
Scoop.it!

Size matters when it comes to tax

As your company grows it is important to be aware of the impact the size of your organisation will have on tax treatments. We outline what companies of different sizes will need to look out for. [FD Intelligence, 4 July 2012]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fiona Cullinan
Scoop.it!

Executive pay shake-up

Executive pay shake-up | Female FDs | Scoop.it

Executive pay is under scrutiny following the ‘Shareholder Spring’ and plans to give shareholders more say over remuneration rates. Is a single total pay figure per director a viable solution to the pay conundrum? [FD Intelligence, 4 July 2012]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fiona Cullinan
Scoop.it!

Technical notes: Influencing tax laws

With a short timeframe for responses, now is the time for accountancy firms and companies to respond to proposals for changes in tax laws. Here’s how to have your say… [FD Intelligence, 4 July 2012]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fiona Cullinan
Scoop.it!

Technical notes: Setting up a foreign finance company

Technical notes: Setting up a foreign finance company [FD Intelligence, 4 July 2012]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fiona Cullinan
Scoop.it!

Economic Indicators: July 2012

A quick round-up of movement across UK and global economic indicators to keep you up to date with the economic climate. [FD Intelligence, 4 July 2012]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fiona Cullinan
Scoop.it!

Fewer women train to be accountants

Fewer women are training to become accountants, according to new research published this week, raising concerns the push to hire more women into executive roles may be stymied by a shrinking pipeline.. [CFO World, 27 June 2012]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fiona Cullinan
Scoop.it!

Investors don't trust female-led IPOs

Investors don't trust female-led IPOs | Female FDs | Scoop.it

A bias against top-level female executives seems to rule. Research suggests that a lack of female-led IPOs reveals a gender-based capital gap. [Real Business, 8 May 2012]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fiona Cullinan
Scoop.it!

FTSE 100 FDs: Secret to their success

"Most incredible of all is the dramatic turnaround of female FDs entering the top league, with nine in total. Women at the top include: British Land’s Lucinda Bell, Burberry’s Stacey Cartwright, Cairn Energy’s Jann Brown, CRH’s Maeve Carton, Diaego’s Deirdre Mahlan, Eurasian’s Zaure Zaurbekova, Hargreaves Lansdown’s Tracey Taylor, Reckitt Benckiser’s Liz Doherty and Standard Life’s Jackie Hunt." [Financial Directot, 26 April 2012]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fiona Cullinan
Scoop.it!

Is diversity thriving in British boardrooms?

Is diversity thriving in British boardrooms? | Female FDs | Scoop.it

Until we start measuring all elements of diversity, from sexual orientation to mental health, we will never know for sure. [Management Today, 23 April 2012]

more...
No comment yet.