Shawbrook Bank are delighted to sign the UK Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter

11 August 2016

Shawbrook Bank are delighted to sign the UK Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter, which is designed to build a fair gender balance across all levels in financial services firms.

What is the Charter all about?

  • In 2015 the UK government asked Jayne-Anne Gadhia, CEO of Virgin Money, to lead a review into the representation of women in financial services. This work complements the government’s wider programme to tackle gender inequality and support women in the workplace.
  • Following the review, Virgin Money and the HMRC have created the Charter to task the industry with looking at the issue of unequal gender representation in the financial services sector.

As part of Shawbrook’s commitment to the Charter, our Group HR Director Debbie Griffin will be responsible and accountable for working on initiatives including:

  • Programmes to develop a pipeline of women who can progress into senior roles;
  • Setting internal targets for gender diversity, especially in senior management positions;
  • Publishing progress annually against these targets in our public reports.

Debbie said “We believe a balanced workforce not just for Shawbrook but for any firm is good for business - for workplace culture and for customers.”

For more information about the Women in Finance Charter, please refer to the .gov.uk website https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/women-in-finance-charter