A really pertinent article by Harriet Agnew and Patrick Jenkins looking at women in the City and the continuing struggle for a better gender balance among senior positions.

The article throws up some interesting questions around quotas - a contentious subject. But isn't the real problem retaining those women that begin their careers in the City? Junior roles seem to be divided more equally between the sexes, but female representation dwindles significantly higher up the ladder.

Hopefully new rules relating to flexible working and shared parental leave will go some way to resolve this issue. Until then, quotas may be the most effective method to give the City the push it so badly needs towards a more equal representation of the sexes.