Americans Crave a New Kind of Leader - And Women Are Ready to Deliver

BNY Mellon's Pershing

02/26/2014

Americans Crave a New Kind of Leader - And Women Are Ready to Deliver

As the public's attitudes toward women and work continue to change, how could your business be affected?

Women are a major economic force. Yet they have traditionally been underrepresented in the corner office, as well as in the ranks of financial advisors. As the public's attitudes toward women and work continue to change, how could your business be affected?

Pershing's Americans Crave a New Kind of Leader—And Women Are Ready to Deliver explores America's complex—and contradictory—ideas about leadership and gender roles. Pershing commissioned Harris Poll to conduct an online study among over 2,000 U.S. adults, looking to answer questions such as:

  • What leadership qualities do Americans look for today-and where do they expect to find them?
  • Which professional occupations are still perceived as male domains?
  • Who likes to work with male financial advisors-and who prefers women instead?
  • Are women equally comfortable taking on leadership roles in the workplace?
  • How can firms bring more women into top roles?
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BNY Mellon's Pershing

BNY Mellon's Pershing

BNY Mellon’s Pershing and its affiliates provide a comprehensive network of global financial business solutions to advisors, broker-dealers, family offices, hedge fund and ’40 Act fund managers, registered investment advisor firms and wealth managers. Many of the world’s most sophisticated and successful financial services firms rely on Pershing for clearing and custody; investment, wealth and retirement solutions; technology and enterprise data management; trading services; prime brokerage and business consulting.

Pershing helps clients improve profitability and drive growth, create capacity and efficiency, attract and retain talent, and manage risk and regulation. With a network of offices worldwide, Pershing provides business-to-business solutions to clients representing approximately 7 million investor accounts globally. Pershing LLC (member FINRA, NYSE, SIPC) is a BNY Mellon company. 

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