Create a Women-Friendly Workplace

By Beatrice Paez | Investment Executive | February 08, 2017

In 1967, Muriel Siebert became the first woman to join the ranks of 1,365 men at the New York Stock Exchange. It took 10 attempts before someone agreed to back her application, the New York Times reported. Twenty years later, it took the threat of bringing in a "porta-potty" to persuade management to install a women's washroom on her work floor.

Now, 30 years after that ladies'-room battle, women have cracked the proverbial glass ceiling in several ways in the financial services sector. But the fight for gender parity in the workplace is still taking place in subtler, but no less critical, ways.

While there's no single playbook on how to support women's ambitions, there are a few ideas on how you, as a manager, can make your workplace more women-friendly:

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