Lyndhurst Financial Management, one of Hertfordshire’s leading financial planning and advice companies, is fully supporting International Women’s Day 2018, with its campaign theme of #PressforProgress to encourage greater global gender parity.
The company set up its own financial initiative, Focus For Women, in September 2016 with a team of top female financial advisers, paraplanners and administrators who specifically offer support to the company’s many female clients.
Victoria Seabrooke, a Financial Adviser and Pensions Specialist says “We recognised that women of all ages can benefit from sound financial advice as many females want to create and be responsible for their own financial security”.
According to International Women’s Day 2018, the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report stated that gender parity is over 200 years away but we believe it can happen within this generation. There are now so many motivated women worldwide who are inspired by such campaigns as #MeToo and #TimesUp. At Lyndhurst we acknowledge the importance of female equality and equal pay, which BBC female news presenters recently brought into the spotlight in their pay gap row with the Corporation.
Our message is that women can empower themselves by becoming financially independent and our Focus for Women team provides an individual personal service to ensure that our female clients get the advice that they need to help them make better financial decisions.
International Women’s Day 2018 says that despite a global response to the sexual harassment campaigns and pay gap reviews, women must not be complacent. Their message this year is for a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity, hence #PressforProgress, enabling and encouraging women globally to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.
International Women’s Day is not a country, group or organisation specific. The day belongs to all groups collectively everywhere and the intention is to accelerate gender parity in #PressForProgress.