Almost half of UK financial services staff now covered by ground breaking Women in Finance Charter.

Sturgeon Ventures are proud to have signed up to this initiative since July 2016.

Another 33 firms have signed up to the government’s ground-breaking Women in Finance Charter, with 33,000 extra staff in the UK now covered by the plan to tackle gender inequality in financial services.

The news comes on the first anniversary of the charter, with 122 firms, employing over half a million people in the UK and covering almost 50% of the financial services sector, now signed up.

The Women in Finance Charter, launched a year ago today, asks financial firms to commit to four industry actions to build the female talent pipeline for leadership positions. The Charter’s innovative approach has been an unprecedented success with some of the UK’s biggest and most well established firms signing up.

To read more on the Women in Finance Charter and to view all the signatories, please see the pdf’s linked below:

Women In Finance Charter Signatories 22 March 2017 (pdf)

Women In Finance One Year On (pdf)

 

Sturgeon’s commitment to equality and diversity is an active one and we have signed the Women in Finance charter. By signing the charter, Sturgeon Ventures LLP have committed to implement four recommendations to improve gender diversity in financial services. The charter asks financial firms to support the progression of women into senior roles, set internal and externally reportable targets to improve diversity in the workforce, and publicly report on these goals.

This is a great recognition, for Seonaid and the team.  The Sturgeon team is mainly women and more than 50% working mothers.