Tech firm Click2Check has announced its commitment to promoting gender diversity by joining the Women in Finance Charter.
The Charter, backed by HM Treasury, is a collaborative effort between the government and signatory firms to build a more balanced and fair financial industry.
By signing up, Click2Check pledges to become one of the best businesses in the sector, aligning with the Government’s goal of achieving gender balance at all levels across financial services firms.
A balanced workforce offers numerous benefits for businesses, including improved customer service, increased profitability, and a healthier workplace culture. Additionally, gender diversity is becoming an increasingly attractive factor for investors.
The Women in Finance Charter commits its signatories to support the progression of women into senior roles within the financial services sector, with a focus on the executive pipeline and mid-tier levels.
Recognising the diversity of the sector, the Charter allows firms to establish their own targets and implement strategies tailored to their organisations.
To ensure transparency and accountability, signatory firms are required to publicly report their progress towards meeting their internal targets. This reporting process is expected to drive meaningful change in the industry.
As a Charter signatory, Click2Check pledges to promote gender diversity by:
Appointing a senior executive team member responsible and accountable for gender diversity and inclusion.
Setting internal targets for gender diversity in senior management positions.
Publishing annual progress reports against these targets on the company’s website.
Intending to link senior executive team pay to the delivery against internal gender diversity targets.
By joining the Women in Finance Charter, Click2Check demonstrates its dedication to fostering gender diversity and creating a more equitable financial services industry.
David Jones, Click2Check CEO, said: “We are pleased to have been excepted to the growing list of signatories for the Charter.
“It has been created to supply a more diverse and inclusive financial sector, which will benefit both the industry and society as a whole. It’s important to be part of the drive to make the workplace an equal platform to work in.
“It is important to have the right person in the right job paid equally.”