Nationwide combats glass ceiling

is introducing a mentoring scheme aimed at increasing the percentage of women
in senior manager positions.

The UK’s
largest building society has set itself a target of having 28-29 per cent of
women in senior management positions.

Brockwell, Nationwide’s personnel and development director explained that the
mentoring scheme will involve junior female managers shadowing their senior counterparts.  The mentors, who occupy director and senior
manager positions, will also be available to provide career advice, added

He said,
“We want to take positive action to break the glass ceiling. This mentoring
scheme will be specifically tailored to women.”

explained that the scheme will be rolled out across all business units.

By Karen Higginbottom

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