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E2W clients Investec, UBS and Goldman Sachs among 45 new signatories

E2W clients Investec, UBS and Goldman Sachs among 45 new signatories

Mark.Freed / 17 Mar 2018

What a week it’s been for the Women in Finance Charter.  E2W clients Investec, UBS and Goldman Sachs are among 45 new signatories and the first annual review of progress made by the first cohort of signatories, including E2W, is published. 

In the first of our news stories we look at new signatories. 

E2W are delighted that our friends at UBS, Goldman Sachs & Investec are among the list of new signatories to the charter. Taking the total number of signatories to 205. 

The Charter commits these 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;
  • Recognising 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;
  • Reporting, publicly, on progress to deliver against these internal targets to support the transparency and accountability needed to drive change.

Over the next couple of months these new signatories will be required to publish their targets.  We encourage them to be ambitious. 

Mark Freed said, “I am delighted that these E2W clients have signed the Charter. It’s an important sign that we are moving in the right direction. We look forward to helping and supporting them, as with all our clients, to meet their commitments. “

Tina Freed said, “Many of our members are pursuing careers at UBS, Goldman Sachs and Investec. All three have been very supportive of our members and E2W business teams for which we thank them.  Signing the Charter is another sign that they are committed to supporting the careers of their female staff and being great places for our members to pursue careers.”

Other new signatories include Aon, Bank of Ireland & Invesco.  A full list of signatories can be found here.

If you would like to speak to E2W about the Charter or gender parity in financial services, please contact me, Mark Freed.

Mark Freed is CEO of E2W, the company that he set up with Tina twenty years ago to address the issue of gender diversity.  He is passionate about gender parity and encourages more men to join the campaign.  


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