QuoteOriginally posted by: traderjoe1976If by some chance, you had actually stumbled across a bank with an abundance of hot women, I can just see the number of job appications to that bank surge like crazy. I mean, if you have to spend 12 hours a day at a workplace, would you rather be surrounded by quants or by those superhot girls at the ad agencies on Madison Avenue.Quants are overwhelming male (90+% male), but there are parts of the IB that are overwhelming female (HR and secretarial support) (90%+ female). Also there are rather large numbers of women in trade support, model validation, risk, and mergers and acquisitions, and a pretty steady stream of college interns. So the trading floor is probably 40% female. The other thing is that the art of sales is merely a form of seduction. So women in IB's tend to be very good at social skills, which means looking "professionally attractive."