Funding Options signs the Women in Finance Charter to accelerate focus on diversity and inclusion

3 March 2020

Funding Options, the marketplace for business finance, has signed up for the HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter to demonstrate its commitment to increasing gender diversity both within its business, and across the industry.

Alongside the Charter, Funding Options is introducing a number of new targets and parental leave policies, including:

An aim to have at least 40% of executive team and board positions filled by females by December 2020
Six months at 75% pay for all new parents regardless of gender, family structure or circumstance
Two weeks of secondary caregiver leave at 100% pay

The company is also introducing a number of other initiatives and training, including:

  • Emerging leader training to ensure equal progression for everyone within the business no matter their gender, age, or ethnicity
  • Training on diversity, inclusion and belonging at Funding Options
  • Unconscious bias training for everyone in the business
  • Increased flexibility in contract hours for every employee, and return to work transitioning plans after parental leave

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