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GAAPweb join leading financial services firms to tackle workplace inequality

Published on: 8 Nov 2016

GAAPweb, the UK’s #1 job site for accountancy & finance professionals, are among 22 new firms who’ve pledged to improve gender diversity at senior levels by signing up to the Women in Finance Charter.

GAAPweb currently have 50% gender diversity within the senior management team of Trinity Mirror Digital Recruitment (legal entity of GAAPweb). A key target for the team is to maintain our 50% gender diversity in addition to promoting charter membership to our Banking & Financial Services clients who use GAAPweb to recruit their own senior finance teams.

Other new signatories include major financial services firms such as Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Jupiter Asset Management, Zurich Insurance, Allied Irish Bank UK, State Street, the Financial Ombudsman Service, and the trading arm of BP.

These 22 firms employ over 20,000 people in the UK, bringing the total number of Charter signatories to 93.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, said:

“It is great news that almost 100 firms have signed the Women in Finance Charter and are now dedicating themselves to tackling gender inequality.

But there is still further to go. The UK leads the world in financial services, but it can be even better. I want to see a diverse sector run by talented women as well as men, to help secure Britain’s place as a globally competitive economy. The business case is obvious, and the best firms already get this.

I urge more businesses to commit to the Charter - to commit to building an economy that works for everyone”

The Chancellor has appointed Jayne-Anne Gadhia, CEO of Virgin Money, as the government’s official Women in Finance Champion to promote the Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter and the benefits of a diverse workforce across the UK financial services sector. It is estimated that equalising the role of men and women in the labour market could increase GDP by 10% by 2030.