The HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter

The Women in Finance Charter is a commitment by HM Treasury and signatory firms to work together to build a more balanced and fair financial services industry. The core Charter pledges for promoting gender diversity comprise:

  • 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 our 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 Mission

At PWP, we are committed to ensuring our culture, policies and processes support the development and promotion of women into the Senior Management population. When we signed up to the Women in Finance Charter in 2020, we had 25% female representation at the Senior Management level. As of December 2022 we are at 23%. Our target continues to be 30% female representation at Senior Management level by 31 December 2024.

To help achieve this, we are focused on the recruitment and retention of Senior female professionals who can serve as role models, as well as increasing retention.

Our Commitment

With a mandate from our CEO, we created the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (DILC); a body made up of 15 senior leaders from across the organization, whose mandate is to set and execute a clear and measurable multi-year road-map to advance the firm’s D&I strategy. Furthering gender diversity at senior levels of the organization is a priority of the DILC, and we are thrilled to have become signatories of the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter to demonstrate this commitment.