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Gender Equality

The goal of the gender equality workstream is to promote cultural and behavioural initiatives that help create an environment in which everyone is valued and can thrive.

We aim to achieve this by supporting both individuals and organisations. 

Our objectives for 2024 are: 

1/ Successful 2024 Pathway Programme and Alumnae Programme 

2/ Continue to run Safe Space and work on “Change from Within” initiatives to ensure gender related aspects are covered 

3/ Ensure that gender related aspects are  covered in the Allyship, Data and Rewards of Cognitive Diversity project wide work 

4/ Raise awareness within the industry  on the importance of hiring returners and  ensure that firms and their HR systems don’t  penalise people who have career breaks or  lack consistency in their track record. Continue promoting returners as furthering the DEI  agenda across all types of diversity: hiring career returners should ultimately become business as usual 

5/ Create a network or provide a platform where people in the industry who have taken career breaks, are able to connect; whilst we signpost and ensure they have access to roles in the industry 

6/ Encourage take-up of enhanced paternity leave, as well as raise awareness of the growing number of employees with caring responsibilities 

7/ Successful launch of the Parenting Horizons Speaker Series: Navigating support and understanding across the spectrum of parenthood 

8/ Demystify menopause and raise awareness of symptoms by providing education and resources 

9/ Continue collaboration with private medical  insurers to encourage menopause care provision being included as standard 

10/ Analyse the Gender Pay Gap (GPG) data and provide suggested targeted interventions to decrease in member firms. Also increase the member firm sign up to the Menopause Pledge (50%) 

11/ Together with our SMART Working workstream, collect and distribute data related to member firms return to the office policies 

12/ Run a large scale in-person International Women’s Day event in 2024 

To see our full Gender Equality aims and objectives, please click here

The Diversity Project’s Pathway Programme has launched for 2024 company applications.

Does your company want to unlock your female fund management talent?

The Diversity Project Pathway programme is a groundbreaking programme which focuses on developing the female Portfolio Managers of the future. It has been created by the industry for the industry. This bespoke programme gives talent women who are selected by their companies the best opportunity to progress and succeed in becoming Portfolio Managers.

Want to find out more? Head to the Pathway webpage



Workstream Videos

Understanding Domestic Abuse: Recognising the signs. How to help as an employer and as an individual

An introduction to Pathway 2024: Find out more

Introduction to Pathway

#Reset4Inclusion: Gender Balance by design:

Role models:

The urgent need to focus on women in the pandemic:

#BuildBackBetter: Gender a Fresh Perspective:

#ActionNotWords: The Gender Pay Gap:

The Gender Pay Gap:

Male Allies for Gender Equality

DP Pathway Participating Firms

Member Quotes

"I’m not one for sitting around committees, talking for the sake of talking. I’ve had the privilege of working as an executive sponsor for the Gender Workstream and the Race & Ethnicity Workstream, where passionate volunteers from across the industry are really driven to make change happen."

Mitesh Sheth MBE, CIO Multi Asset, Newton IM

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