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 2023 are:
1/ Successful Pathway Programme
Measured by engagement with the sessions, positive feedback, more confident participants and firms happy with the progress made (to be gauged via sponsors). A framework to track participants in future years and to enable them to keep links with the new community.
2/ Successful ‘Safe Space’ initiative – where we are encouraging everyone to share their stories about poor conduct (bullying, discrimination or harassment) they have experienced or witnessed within the past five years, in a confidential way. So we can gauge the extent of any issues and move forwards.
A second phase of the initiative, to be launched in Q3, will focus on guidance for individuals and firms so we can create positive workplace cultures.
3/ Planning well underway for a large scale in-person International Women’s Day event in 2024
4/ Cross-Company Returners Programme:
To try and increase the number of member firms signing up, with an ambition of 60% of member firms to be involved over the next 3-5 years and to establish momentum towards that target in 2023.
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