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14th May 2021HW Fisher joins WealthiHer Network

HW Fisher, a top 25 UK chartered accountancy firm, has joined the WealthiHer Network as its latest partner.

Founded in 2019 the Network is an essential force for change, championing the transformation of the financial industry’s approach.  In turn, helping women to be more understood, accepted and catered for and in doing so, providing support to protect and grow their wealth.

HW Fisher provides expert accountancy, audit, tax, corporate and financial advisory services to high-profile entrepreneurial SMEs and high net-worth individuals.

“A week doesn’t go by without reading about the under-representation of women on boards, how the Covid pandemic has negatively impacted women or simply that they do not feel catered for or listened to from a financial perspective.  Our work is more essential than ever, and collaboration must be at the heart of what we do.  As such, I am delighted that HW Fisher is the latest partner to join the ever-growing WealthiHer initiative bringing a wealth of informed, expertise, insight and opinion,” said Tamara Gillan, CEO, WealthiHer Network.

Andy Rich, Managing Partner, HW Fisher adds: ‘We’re thrilled to be partnering with the WealthiHer network. Following our own MBO in 2018 HW Fisher has made great strides to help champion change within the company and our industry.  We see this partnership as the next step in helping move that journey along. We are looking forward to further involvement with other partners in the network and being a part of helping change perceptions on a large and transformative scale.”

The firm has recently made five new partner appointments, and as part of continued growth, recently appointed Carol Rudge to lead its specialist Not for Profit division.

WealthiHer’s  2020/21 report ‘The Changing Faces of Women’s Wealth’, examined the changing face of women’s financial aims and needs and found that:

  • A third of women in the UK still think the finance industry is a man’s world
  • This despite the fact that a third of the world’s wealth is currently held by women
  • Covid-19 has disproportionately impacted women, with 62% saying financial plans have been affected, including retirement plans
  • 54% of women now regard health and happiness as top priorities over other factors such as financial success
  • A third of women see money as a way of making a difference – with 84% wanting business investments to be environmentally friendly or socially responsible
  • However, 75% of women struggle with self-esteem – a figure that is growing

These statistics are further compounded by the knock-on impact of the Coronavirus pandemic which has disproportionately impacted women given their family and care responsibilities, job security and economic challenges. Alarmingly, women are nearly twice as likely as men to have lost their jobs or quit because of the impacts of Covid-19. And 67% of women are feeling more stretched than ever before.

“Now more than ever we need to support women and help change their financial outlook as well as encouraging them to protect and grow their wealth, personally and professionally.  A year into the worldwide Covid pandemic, with women affected so disproportionately, redressing this imbalance couldn’t be a more important ambition for the WealthiHer Network,” added Tamara.

“Our Report clearly demonstrates that women are feeling less financially savvy, are struggling with self-esteem but really want to make a difference financially in what is still perceived as a man’s world. We need to act fast and act now.”

For more information, please contact:

For WealthiHer:  Louise Barnett, 07713 742685

For HW Fisher: Hannah Polson, HWFisher@cognitomedia.com

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