Watch us on BBC2 tonight – and find out why there are so few women executives
We were delighted when Sue Rees Associates were approached by the BBC to assist with filming “Women at the Top” in association with Hilary Devey (of Dragon’s Den).
We were selected to take part as we are highly successful in placing women at senior positions in finance and accountancy roles.
As an independent accountancy recruitment specialist we have a unique understanding and skill in this area and we are very proud that this was recognised by the BBC
The documentary goes out on BBC2 tonight at 9pm. We hope you’ll enjoy watching the programme which considers why women are under-represented at executive level.
Hilary Devey says of making the programme: “When I began my journey for Women At The Top, I thought the idea of women struggling to reach the uppermost rung of the career ladder was a load of rubbish.
“I believed that gender wasn’t a real impediment to career progression, and that success would come to those who truly sought it. But I surprised myself while making the show.
“I still think that women who want to succeed will, but I had not previously appreciated the scale and variety of sacrifices that they have to make in order to keep up with male counterparts.”
It would be great to hear if the programme changes your thoughts on this topic too.
Join the discussion either on our Facebook page or you can tweet your views with the hashtag #suerees or direct to @susanrees1.
To give you a taster of tonight’s programme, we have permission to share some of Andrew Smith’s comments from Oxfordshire’s “inbusiness” magazine last month.
Sue and three of her clients are included in the programme which explores the challenges which women face in reaching board level. A survey by the Institute of Leadership and Management revealed that 73% of members feel barriers to women still exist in senior management and board-level positions. As just 14% of board members in Europe’s largest listed companies are female, the signs are that the so-called glass ceiling is as strong as ever.
In the programme Sue will explain that sometimes the wording of senior executive job advertisements is often off-putting to women. Because Sue Rees Associates handpicks and personally meets with each person, she is able to represent candidates with the right personality and fit for each position. This, together with the stage someone is at in their career, makes a big difference to their willingness to apply for a senior finance or accounting role.
Changes in legislation have made considerable improvements to women’s positions, in terms of juggling work and family commitments. Sue also mentions that Investors in People and other quality standards have increased equality.
“At the end of the day it is about getting the right person for each role by giving a service that is professional, honest and individual”
That, in a nutshell, is the crux of what makes the service at Sue Rees Associates unique and special. We believe that you deserve the best possible service and we apply that to both executive and junior roles – and all the others in between, of course!
To read the full article, go to http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/eeditions/ and look at p11 of August “In Business”. You may need to register for this service.
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