Women in America’s financial industry are applauding signs of progress from financial giants like Citigroup, which became the first major Wall Street bank to appoint a female chief executive.
Yet even though more women are on the rise and some companies are offering more flexibility to working mothers, finance remains a difficult career field and progress is to come more slowly than many women would like.
– ‘It has never been easy’ –
As a little girl, Hermina Batson was always curious to see money exchanged.
“I always wondered when my parents paid for things, why we never got the same bill,” Batson told AFP. “I wanted to know what was going on.”
Batson’s mother took her to visit the Federal Reserve Bank of New York…
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