It has been announced that 122 financial services firms have now signed the UK Women in Finance Charter since it was launched in spring 2016.
It means 33,000 extra staff in the UK are now covered by the plan to tackle gender inequality in financial services.
The Charter -- which celebrated its first anniversary on 22 March -- was created by HM Treasury as a commitment to work together to build a more balanced and fair industry.
It commits signatory firms to supporting the progression of women into senior roles in the financial services sector by focusing on the executive pipeline and the mid-tier level; recognises the diversity of the sector and that firms will have different starting points -- each firm should therefore set its own targets and implement the right strategy for their organisation; and requires firms to publicly report on progress to deliver against these internal targets to support the transparency and accountability needed to drive change.
For a full timeline of how the Charter has progressed since its launch, visit: http://bit.ly/2mrNjlJ