United Kingdom

Our Gender Balance Initiatives

  • Our target is to have women account for 30% of our most senior three levels within the business by 2020.
  • We run a sponsorship programme that links high-potential mid-level and senior female colleagues with senior leaders to provide them with career support, mentoring and guidance.
  • Our "Females of the Future" programme is aimed specifically at increasing the number of women we recruit into our internships and graduate programmes.
  • We have a number of programmes specifically targeted at building our talent pipeline of female colleagues at all levels and have embedded procedures at all stages of the employee lifecycle to ensure we can help attract, retain, develop and support women.
  • We embrace flexible and agile working - 21% of our female employees work part time.
  • Our Business Resources Groups provide forums for colleagues to network, provide support and provide insights for the business, and include the Women’s International Network.
  • We are rolling out a new training programme for hiring managers to be aware of unconscious bias and ensure they follow a fully inclusive recruitment process, and all our interview guidance and materials will reinforce this.
  • We seek to support talented women across the firm by providing career development opportunities, return to work support, and consideration of flexible working options, including career breaks.
  • We run all our recruitment ads through a job description decoder which removes gender biased language and analyses job description against other critical success factors.