The Women in Finance Charter now has over 350 names on its list of supporters, according to a note from HM Treasury, as 21 new names were announced. A good number of signatories are Fintech firms.
The Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter seeks support from financial firms to commit to taking action to support the progression of women into senior roles, including setting their own gender targets.
Treasury notes that new research from New Financial finds that the Women in Finance Charter is having an impact and leading to greater engagement on gender diversity at the highest levels in the organizations that support the charter.
Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia, Women in Finance Champion, commented on the announcement saying she was delighted to see the Charter growing:
“It’s the businesses that address their culture and understand the power of diversity that really succeed. The top quarter of businesses on gender diversity are 21% more likely to have above-average profits than the bottom quarter. So this is not just the right thing to do socially, it’s the right thing to do for business.”
The Economic Secretary to the Treasury, John Glen, said we need to make sure this is translated into meaningful change.
The most recent signatories are listed below.
- Allianz Global Investors
- Artemis Investment Management LLP
- Big Society Capital
- Campbell & Fletcher Recruitment
- Connect IFA
- Fiduciam Nominees
- HBB Bridging Loans
- Jane Smith Financial Planning
- Julian Hodge Bank
- LDNfinance Solutions
- Parker Fitzgerald
- People risk management
- Pepper (UK)
- VIBE Financial Services
- Whitehelm Capital