Breaking the bias to support female advisers
- On February 22, 2023
- By GrowthInvest Marketing
Financial services has become more attractive to women setting up their own advice companies, but the support behind female entrepreneurs is often lacking, a senior M&A adviser has claimed.
Claire Trachet, a merger and acquisition adviser and chief executive of business advisory company Trachet, has helped facilitate approximately £413mn worth of deals in the past three years alone.
But she claims while financial advice has made great strides forward in terms of diversity and inclusivity, she says there is still a gender bias within the M&A market, which can prevent women setting up their own companies and getting the backing they need to become entrepreneurs.
She talks to FTAdviser about her own career and what is needed to help Britain’s entrepreneurial women become business success stories – something which has become more urgent as rising numbers of senior women seem to be leaving UK finance.
FTAdviser: What encouraged you to set up Trachet?
Claire Trachet: As a former corporate finance professional and award-winning entrepreneur, I founded my hands-on boutique advisory business in 2016 with a mission to help others accelerate growth.
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