THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY WANTS MORE WOMEN – Priya Karani, a Director at Barclays in New York who also trades Healthcare Derivatives, “was never interested in a career in trading at a bank.” Karani, as part of her job now, also talks to female college students about her job and the options that they have within the banking sector. There is not any industry-wide data, according to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, which oversees US brokerages, said that women do account for around 28% of individuals that are registered with them. The numbers include traders and investment advisors. The effort for banks to change has grown in the past year with the emergence of the #MeToo movement, for instance major employers have been urged to provide gender pay gap data for their British operations. For banks, it showed that women are underrepresented in higher earning roles. #SpartanInternational #TimeForChange