“One of the key issues is the need for change at the top,” says Andrea Dietrich Murray, co-head of Women in ETFs in London. “Change has to occur from the top down–we need to see more women on boards, in upper management, and receiving equal pay if you want to attract more women and minorities.”
Women in ETFs is devoted to spotlighting and recognizing women in the industry and highlighting their achievements. Murray urges that women in the ETF industry not to be shy about pursuing opportunities and for them to be strong advocates for what they want to see.
“If I had the opportunity, I would tell my younger self that you should always negotiate your salary and be tactical with finding the right mentors–and a term I have heard recently, career sponsors,” Murray says.