Please see below for our recent Gender & Diversity press items.
Gender balance in UK financial services has leapt up the agenda since the launch of the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter in March 2016. We worked with HMT to analyse all 71 submissions across the Charter principles. This report establishes a starting point for levels of women in senior management today, the targets signatories are aiming for, and how they are using the Charter principles to achieve those targets.
Sturgeon Ventures mentioned in Laura Cohen’s Fortune Website article for it’s commitment to the Women in Finance Charter and flexible working for women.
They want to reach that goal by 2021.
The U.K. government wants to increase gender diversity in the upper ranks of the financial industry, and on Tuesday it announced that some big-name players in the field have signed on to specific pillars of that effort, including 13 firms that have pledged gender parity.
A finance firm has urged the financial services sector to introduce compulsory flexible working hours to attract and retain more women.
Sturgeon Ventures said mandatory flexi-time would help working mums and “open the floodgates” to more women working in financial services, as the FCA today published targets for the Government’s Women in Finance Charter.
Flexible working and tax breaks for start-ups needed to open floodgates formore women in financial services, Sturgeon Ventures says
• Sturgeon announces its four pledges to Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter
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Major financial services firms step up efforts to tackle gender gap.
Major banks including HSBC UK, Santander, RBS and Lloyds have published ground-breaking gender strategies, committing them to ambitious targets for the number of women they employ in senior roles.
Article from Deliotte discussing the case for investing in women.
The business case for investing in women
Women may well be the dominant source of economic growth in the near future—and organizations that are able to capitalize on the roles women play as economic actors will most likely have a competitive advantage as the world pulls out of the global recession.
Sturgeon Ventures LLP has signed up to the Women in Finance Charter and is committed to improving gender diversity in financial services driving genuine change in the sector.
For further information on the Women in Finance Charter see Treasury website below: