We discussed AFFECT’s 2021 activities and heard about the AFA Climate survey from Renee B. Adams and Michelle Lowry:
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Here is a short preview of their findings:
With the support of the AFA, we surveyed current and recent past members of the AFA on the professional culture in the field of finance. Responses highlight that individual experiences vary substantially within the field of finance, especially across gender and during the Covid-19 pandemic. Overall, women have lower job satisfaction than men, and the survey responses provide a unique means to examine the factors underlying this pattern. We also provide evidence on the costs of virtual work. Both inequities across gender and the shock to virtual work entail costs at the individual level and to the profession as a whole.