Provident Financial has signed up to the Women in Finance Charter.

Provident is one of 36 new signatories to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter, a government initiative to improve gender diversity in senior positions within the financial services sector. Committing to be a Charter signatory is part of Provident Financial’s wider equality and diversity plan to create a more inclusive workplace culture.

As part of signing up to the Charter, and like all the other signatories, Provident Financial is defining specific internal gender balance targets, which will be announced in September 2019.

A key component of Provident Financial’s equality and diversity plan is the leadership development programme that was launched in 2019 to accelerate the success of current and future women leaders across the company. The purpose of this programme is to develop Provident Financial’s current female leaders, and prepare a talent pipeline of high potential women who aspire to be future leaders.

Malcolm Le May Chief Executive Officer of Provident Financial said “We are proud to sign up to the Women in Finance Charter as it underlines our commitment to focus action on attracting, retaining and developing talented women to not only enable us to achieve a gender-balanced workforce, but also to create a diverse, open and inclusive culture where everyone is a valued member of the Provident Financial team.”