SEP renews its diversity commitment
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Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) has reaffirmed its commitment to diversity in its team and across its portfolio of high growth technology companies.
SEP became a signatory to the Women in Finance Charter in 2018, with a stated objective of ensuring a minimum of 30% female representation in our senior management team. We have renewed that commitment on an annual basis and are pleased to report that we have exceeded this target in 2021, with female senior managers representing 36% of total senior management.
We believe that greater diversity can help improve communication, decision making and creativity, resulting in a positive impact on business performance. We are pleased to be playing our part in helping to build a more balanced and fairer financial services industry in the UK and are committed to encouraging a sustainable and inclusive culture, not only at SEP but also across our portfolio of investee companies.
Earlier this year, we launched our Women in Technology Leadership Network with the aim of connecting the inspirational women across our portfolio companies and supporting them to achieve their ambitions. The group brings together women with a range of backgrounds and experiences from across the European technology landscape, facilitating key introductions across functional areas, sharing inspiring profiles and hosting events to share insights and discuss topics of interest. By doing so we are seeking to help participants reach the highest levels within their respective companies.
Calum Paterson, Managing Partner of SEP said: “We are committed to progressing the careers of female team members at SEP and benefit from several fantastic role models within our senior leadership team. We are also seeing great progress across our portfolio companies. We are committed to working with our 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.”