Women put off City careers by discrimination cases

Sep 13 2005 by Brian Amble Print This Article

The recent spate of sex discrimination cases has dissuaded female graduates from joining the City, the head of Britain's biggest accounting firm has told the Times.

Kieran Poynter, chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers, blamed bad publicity from the lawsuits for a drop in female graduate applicants in the past two years. PwC is trying to boost the level of female recruitment from 39 per cent to its previous rate of 47 per cent.

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