Veritas proudly celebrates involvement with Women in Finance Charter

Veritas is delighted to celebrate its involvement with the Women in Finance Charter, a pledge for gender balance across financial services.  We are pleased to report that 300 financial firms have now committed to improve gender diversity within the sector.

Women in Finance Charter is a commitment by HM Treasury and signatory firms to work together to build a more balanced and fair industry. Firms that sign up to this Charter are pledging to be the best businesses in the sector.

The Charter:

  • commits 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.

Jenny Oldfield, founder and CEO of Veritas Commercial Services commented: “Women are under-represented in the boardrooms of financial services organisations and the Women in Finance Charter initiative recognises the need for positive action and change. We believe that widespread adoption of the Charter will make a genuine difference to gender diversity in the financial services industry and in the workplace. It’s vitally important that financial services businesses are able to attract and retain top talent and to achieve this, the industry must demonstrate that there are genuine opportunities for women to reach the top in the sector. That 300 firms have signed up to the Charter is extremely encouraging – this is just the start.”

HM Treasury welcomes interest in the Women in Finance Charter from all firms of any type and size. If you would like more information on the Charter, or would like to discuss issues related to the Charter that are specific to your organisation, please contact: womeninfinance@hmtreasury.gsi.gov.uk.

 

 

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