Brightstar is keen to hear from any senior executives interested in pledging a commitment to achieving a greater gender balance across the financial services industry and ready to sign their company up to the charter.
The event with speakers, including Brightstar’s director, people development, Clare Jupp, lunch and networking takes place at the Virgin Money offices at Eagle Place, London from 11.30am -1.30pm.
CEO of Virgin Money, Jayne Ann Gadhia led a review into women in the finance industry on behalf of HM Treasury. Her report found that:
• The pay gap between men and women is worse in financial services than in any other sector, with a woman earning 60p for every £1 that a man earns
• Women made up 23% of boards at City firms and only 14% of executive committees.
• Just 6% of CEOs in the financial services sector are women
Jupp said our sector is positively represented, but my personal aim is to encourage more organisations to get on board so that we can fast track change.
“Brightstar is an extremely proud signatory of the charter but needs you to join us in making this vital pledge, she added.
“I am determined to encourage and secure further signatories to the Women in Finance Charter as a direct result of this event and to subsequently see a greater representation of women in senior positions within the sector.”
She added: “Invitations have been sent to non-signatories of the Women in Finance Charter and I look forward to seeing industry colleagues to gain their pledge of support for this crucial issue.”
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