By Alison Pullen, Celina McEwen and Carl Rhodes
In an article published in Women’s Agenda, we discuss the culture of violence against women that is prevalent in the finance sector. To address this normalisation of harassment, we argue that there is a need for tackling leadership inequality but mostly a need to change the traditional understanding of leadership as a form of dominance. We write: “The leadership needed is one that not only supports changes towards greater equality, but also disrupts the hierarchy, power and regimes that perpetuate inequality. This leadership is one that is not defined primarily by male values of domination, competition and victory. It is a leadership that sees justice, equality and empathy as the hallmarks of excellence”.