AFME is proud to have signed up to the Women in Finance Charter.
The Charter aims to improve gender balance at all levels in financial services, with a particular focus on senior management.
By signing the Women in Finance Charter, AFME has pledged to:
- set a target of 30% female representation in senior management by January 2021;
- publish annual progress against this target on our website;
- have a member of our senior executive team who is responsible and accountable for gender diversity and inclusion; and
- have an intention to ensure the pay of the senior executive team is linked to delivery against these internal targets on gender diversity.
Beverley Vince, HR and Operations Director at AFME said: “We are proud to be joining many of our member firms in signing up to the Women in Finance Charter. The number of women at board and executive committee level is gradually improving in European financial services, although there is still much work to do in boosting female representation. We believe that being more representative of society brings benefits across the board, from better workplace culture through to improved financial performance.”
AFME is proud to announce that we have both reached and exceeded our goal of working towards a target of 30% female representation at a senior management level. We set a three-year target in 2021, increasing representation from 22% to 25% in 2022, and in 2023 we have achieved 35% female representation.
Our targeted approach: of ensuring that we both nurture and develop our internal talent and ensuring that we provide equal opportunities in the recruitment process, has increased the representation of female representation across the whole organisation and improved our diversity.
Specifically at our conferences and events we strive to achieve a 30% representation of women keynote speakers, moderators, and panellists. For the second year running, we are pleased to maintain the level of representation at 29%.
We are committed to improving gender balance at all levels in financial services, particularly in senior management and will be pledging further, ambitious goals in 2024.