The experts Mónica Melle, tenured professor of Financial Economics at the UCM and member of the ORFIN Advisory Board; Mónica Malo, Director of Communications, External Relations and Sustainability at CECA; Soledad Núñez, member of the Governing Council and the Executive Committee of the Bank of Spain; and José Carlos Díez, economist, author and director of ORFIN, presented the in-depth report of the Observatory 'Women and the Financial Sector: inclusion as a factor of competitiveness'. The event took place on Wednesday, 10 November at 11 a.m. in the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism of the University of Alcalá (UAH).

The financial sector currently faces a number of challenges, including a greater commitment towards gender inclusion both in the workforce and at management and board levels. In this regard, the speakers provided data on the presence of women in financial services institutions and parity governance of companies as a factor of competitiveness and as one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The experts also discussed a number of initiatives to advance gender equality at all levels of the organisation.