Is it possible to be too beautiful to work in investment banking?

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We've already debated the advantages of being a bit beautiful if you're a woman working in sales, but is it possible to be too beautiful for financial services?

This is the question that a 27 year old female banker has posed Lucy Kellaway at the Financial Times.

Lucy won't be answering for another two weeks. While we wait for her verdict, these are the salient points:

- A former student model has gone into banking and feels her looks are holding her back

- Female colleagues distrust her

- Male colleagues are 'drawn to' her, but don't take her seriously

- She's supposed to be networking, but at networking events, eager men 'dribble' over her

Any suggestions?

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