Women in Finance
We pride ourselves on being a fair and inclusive Building Society. And we know that our members admire and respect the moral fabric that’s always been found at the heart of The Cambridge.
So as part of our constant pursuit of equality, we’re excited to announce our support for the Women in Finance Charter.
Becoming a signatory of the Charter isn’t just a sign of our beliefs. Or a step on our journey. It’s a promise of our sincere commitment to promoting gender balance and diversity in financial services. Both now and in the future.
What is the Women in Finance Charter?
The Women in Finance Charter commits financial services firms to supporting the progression of women into senior management. This is achieved by:
- 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 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 vision and commitment
The Charter focuses on fairness, equality and inclusion. And those are values that we already hold dearly at The Cambridge.
But we know there’s always room for improvement. So we’re developing solid plans to further embed this commitment in our culture. Our ambition goes beyond creating a truly inclusive workplace, we also want to become a benchmark that inspires fairness and equality in our communities too.
So what have we done so far?
Although becoming a signatory of the Women in Finance Charter is a new development, our pursuit of gender equality certainly isn’t.
Our journey towards a gender balanced team has been happening for a number of years, and we’re proud to have a workforce that’s already 65% female. Within our senior management team 60% are women, and with a recent addition to our leadership team we are pleased to confirm that 50% of our Executive Directors are female too.
What do we still have to do?
There’s always more to do. So we’re constantly learning, adapting and evolving. Despite the achievements of recent years, we’ll continue working towards greater diversity in everything we do, ensuring that opportunities and progression are available to everyone.
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