Meet the team from HM Treasury behind the Women in Finance Charter.
Man Group - Riverbank House
The Charter reflects the government’s aspiration to see gender balance at all levels across financial services firms. A balanced workforce is good for business – it is good for customers, for profitability and workplace culture, and is increasingly attractive for investors.
- commits firms to supporting the progression of women into senior roles in the financial services sector by focusing on the executive pipeline and the mid-tier level;
- recognises the diversity of the sector and that firms will have different starting points – each firm should therefore set its own targets and implement the right strategy for their organisation;
- requires firms to publicly report on progress to deliver against these internal targets to support the transparency and accountability needed to drive change.
Over 300 Financial Institutions have now signed the charter and in doing so have pledged to promote gender diversity by:
- having one member of their senior executive team who is responsible and accountable for gender diversity and inclusion;
- setting internal targets for gender diversity in their senior management;
- publishing progress annually against these targets in reports on their website;
- having an intention to ensure the pay of their senior executive team is linked to delivery against these internal targets on gender diversity.
With 330 firms of all shapes and sizes across financial services are signed up to the commitments of the Charter, the focus of HM Treasury is changing from signing new signatories to driving progress to a more gender balanced industry. To help achieve this the team at the treasury want to hear from and understand the challenges faced by real women working on the frontline of financial services, E2W Members. They also want to understand the impact the charter has had on your career and at your place of work.
The event will take the shape of a roundtable which will also give you the chance to ask the HM Treasury questions about the charter.
Are you an E2W Member? Can you contribute to the debate? If you would like to attend then please apply for one of the tickets by registering using the registration process. Our team will then be in contact to provide details. Due to the size of the ‘table’ we are limited in the number of attendees and therefore selection will be based on experience and knowledge relating to this issue.