272 firms sign up to Women in Finance Charter
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272 firms sign up to Women in Finance Charter

A total of 272 companies have now signed up to HM Treasury's Women in Finance Charter, meaning that the charter now covers over 760,000 financial services employees in the UK.

Medianett is proud to announce that it was one of the 67 new firms that signed the charter between 1st March and 30th June 2018.

Other companies included JP Morgan, Admiral Group, Equifax, Investec Asset Management, Yorkshire Building Society, BondMason, Zopa and MT Finance.

“I am delighted we have more than 270 companies committed to HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter,” said Jayne-Anne Gadhia, CEO at Virgin Money and the government’s Women in Finance champion. 

“Gender equality and diversity is integral to creating a fairer, more prosperous society.

“But there’s still more to do and we will keep going until every organisation is signed up.”

The charter asks firms to commit to four industry actions to prepare their female talent for leadership positions: 

having one member of a senior executive team who is responsible and accountable for gender diversity and inclusion
setting internal targets for gender diversity in their senior management
publishing progress annually against these targets in reports on their website
having an intention to ensure the pay of the senior executive team is linked to delivery against these internal targets on gender diversity.

In March, the first Women in Finance Charter Annual Review revealed that – in the first year of the charter – 28% of signatories had already met their targets for female representation in senior management.

“From banking to asset management, too few women get to the top in financial services,” said John Glen, economic secretary to the Treasury.

“That’s why it’s so important that firms sign our charter and commit publicly to take action. 

“It’s not just the morally right thing to do – a balanced workforce is good for business, for customers, and for profitability too.”  

John commended the new signatories for taking a step in the right direction. 

“I urge firms who’ve not already signed our charter to join us in building a more representative and inclusive industry.”    

The 67 new firms that signed the charter between 1st March and 30th June 2018 are:

Admiral Group
AE3 Media
Armstrong Wolfe
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited
Barrington Hibbert Associates
BNP Paribas Personal Finance 
Bovill Ltd
Brooks Macdonald PLC
Canada Life
Coventry Building Society
Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd
EIS Association
Ellis Davies Financial Planning Ltd
Engage Financial Services Ltd
Equifax Ltd
Evolution Financial Planning
Fintech Strategic Advisors Ltd
Fintellect Recruitment
First Wealth LLP
Flood Re Ltd
Franklin Templeton Investments
Global Processing Services
Goji Investments 
Grant Thornton
Hinckley and Rugby Building Society
Intermediate Capital Group
Investec Asset Management Limited
JP Morgan
Kames Capital PLC
Lazard & Co Limited
Lazard Asset Management Limited
Magenta Financial Planning
Marsh Ltd
Medianett Ltd
Mortgages for Business Ltd
MT Finance Ltd
Mustard Seed Impact Ltd
National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers
Nomura International
Prytania Solutions Limited
Pukka Insure Ltd
Rathbone Brothers PLC
Scottish Equity Partners
SDB Bookkeeping Services
Semper Capital Management
Shepherd Compello Ltd
St James's Place PLC
Stonehaven International
Sussex Independent Financial Advisers Ltd
Tesco Underwriting
The British United Provident Association (BUPA)
The Meyer Partnership
The Mortgage & Insurance Bureau
UK Government Investments
UniCredit Group
Vanguard Asset Services Limited
Yorkshire Building Society Group
Zopa Limited 

The full list of charter signatories can be found online. 

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