Women in Finance Charter

Yorkshire Building Society is proud to have signed HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter

What is it?

The Women in Finance Charter1 is a pledge for gender balance across financial services from HM Treasury. It is a commitment to work together, across our industry and with Government, to build a more balanced and fair financial services industry.

Organisations who have signed the charter have made a clear commitment to improve diversity, ensure that women are able to progress into senior levels, set targets to support this work and regularly report on their progress. 

We believe that, by valuing diversity of thought and outlook, we can make better decisions across our business, in order to benefit our members.

 

What are we doing about it?

Diversity doesn't begin and end with signing a pledge. We do a huge amount of work to ensure we improve the diversity of our teams, and that won't stop any time soon. We're proud to be working with the National Centre for Diversity to ensure that others businesses can learn from our experience as well. 

But we also know that we have a long way to go. By signing the Charter, we're making a public commitment to help improve diversity in financial services.

Our target

We are working hard to ensure that we have a diverse senior leadership team. By signing the Charter, we have committed to a target of a balanced senior leadership team. We believe this will be sustainable in the long-term, and in the best interests of our members and customers.

Senior Leadership
Where are we now? 42% women, 58% men
Target 50% women, 50% men
With a minimum of 40% of either gender

1For more information about the the Women in Finance Charter visit:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/women-in-finance-charter