Hope Capital achieve HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter for sixth consecutive year


Hope Capital office

Hope Capital is proud to announce it has renewed its commitment to HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter for the sixth consecutive year in a row.

The lender signed the Charter in November 2018, showing its commitment to making a positive impact in the industry, which creates equal opportunities for all.

Currently Hope Capital’s Senior Management team comprises 78% women and 54% of its total workforce are female.

By signing the Charter, companies in the financial sector underline their ambition to make their business more inclusive and encourage the representation of women at all levels.

This also plays a key role in addressing the growing need for talent that the sector faces.

To be recognised by the Charter, firms are required to have the following:

  • One member of our senior executive team responsible and accountable for gender diversity and inclusion;
  • Internal targets set for gender diversity in our senior management;
  • Publishing progress annually against these targets in reports on our website;
  • An intention to ensure the pay of the senior executive team is linked to delivery against these internal targets on gender diversity.

Kate Cowan, CFO at Hope Capital, commented:

“We are so proud to be part of a charter which aims to increase female representation at all levels.

We need to celebrate women’s achievements and create positive visibility of women.

This issue has gone on for far too long and we all have a role to play in making change.

Having joined the Charter in 2018, we have met the criteria every year since and are proud to be one of the organisations contributing to the progression of a more equitable future.”