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Aviva CEO Amanda Blanc Says Sexism in Finance Has Got Worse

May 12, 2022, 6:44 AM

Aviva Plc Chief Executive Officer Amanda Blanc said that the sexism she encounters has worsened as she has risen through the ranks in finance.

Blanc became the insurer’s first female chief executive in July 2020 but faced a number of offensive comments from shareholders at the FTSE 100-listed firm’s annual shareholder meeting on Monday. These included individual shareholders telling Blanc that she was “not the man for the job” and questioned whether she should be “wearing trousers.”

Blanc responded to the comments yesterday in a post on LinkedIn where she said that after working in the financial services industry for ...

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