Women in Finance Charter pledge for Shepherds Friendly

Shepherds Friendly Signs Up to the Women in Finance Charter

28th November 2019

We have some great news that we are proud to share; we have signed up to HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter which aims to “build a more balanced and fair industry”.

Although Shepherds Friendly has been around for nearly 200 years, we pride ourselves on being a modern mutual. Our open minded and forward-thinking approach has been key to our success as the society has evolved over time.

An important part of this has been creating and nurturing a culture of respect, integrity and inclusion. As such, we’re very pleased to announce that we are an official signatory of the Women in Finance Charter, which was created to promote gender equality in the financial services industry.

Being part of this initiative requires signatories to make a pledge to take real action against gender inequality. This pledge involves:

  • Having one member of our senior executive team who is responsible and accountable for gender diversity and inclusion
  • Setting internal targets for gender diversity in our senior management
  • Publishing progress annually against these targets in reports on our website
  • Having an intention to ensure the pay of the senior executive team is linked to delivery against these internal targets on gender diversity

Our Culture Director, Nasrin Hossain said:

“Our organisational values are central to the way we work here at Shepherds Friendly and how we treat members and how we treat each other.  Our ethos is to ensure that staff are recognised and rewarded based solely on their abilities and contribution.

“Signing up to the Women in Finance Charter is the most recent step we have taken to help promote gender equality in the Society and we’re looking forward to seeing what we can achieve as part of the initiative.”

Click here to find out more about the Women in Finance Charter.