SEP renews commitment to Women in Finance Charter
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Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) has restated its commitment to helping improve gender diversity across the financial services sector.
Since becoming a signatory to HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter in 2018, SEP has made an annual pledge to support the progression of women into senior roles, set a diversity target for the firm and report on progress annually. Over 400 firms covering one million employees are now signed up to the Women in Finance Charter.
SEP’s objective of ensuring a minimum of 30% female representation across its senior team has been exceeded again in 2022, with female senior managers representing 33% of total senior management. In addition, the firm welcomed Arpita Prasad as an Associate in its investment team.
Over the last 12 months, SEP has grown its Women in Tech Leadership Network, connecting the inspirational women across its portfolio companies and holding events to discuss topics of interest and share best practice. The firm is committed to working with its management teams to attract and retain more female talent and to help bridge the gap between executive and leadership roles for women within the technology sector.
In March the firm also became a signatory to the Investing in Women Code, thereby undertaking to adopt internal practices aimed at giving female entrepreneurs improved access to the tools, resources and finance they need to grow their businesses.