Will your employer be signing up to the UK Governments Women in Finance Charter a pledge for gender
Tina.Freed / 23 Mar 2016
This week Jayne-Anne Gadhia CBE the CEO of Virgin Money published her report Empowering Productivity – Harnessing the Talents of Women in Financial Services. This Report and its recommendations are about fairness, equality and inclusion for men and women. Because the achievement of a balanced workforce at all levels in Financial Services will undoubtedly improve culture, behaviours, outcomes, profitability and productivity.
The UK government strongly believes the recommendations will be key to driving change in the senior levels of the male-dominated financial services industry and has launched a new ‘Women in finance charter’ today committing to take on board these recommendations.
Jayne-Anne Gadhia will be the first bank chief to sign the charter on behalf of Virgin Money. She will be joined by representatives of four of the sector’s largest employers, Lloyds Banking Group, Barclays, HSBC and the Royal Bank of Scotland who will pledge their commitment to improve gender diversity in their firms. Columbia Threadneedle will be the first Asset Management firm to sign up on the day, while Capital Credit Union will be leading the charge for mutuals. The Treasury will publish a list of the firms who have signed up to the charter after three months.
Will your firm be signing up to the charter and what effect will it have?
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