Empowering women to thrive at work

We’re proud to have a culture of trust, respect, and care where everyone belongs. We want all of our employees to feel supported so they can reach their full potential, are given equal opportunities to help their career flourish and the ability to find a path that works for them.

Building the right environment for women

Our 2022 inclusion survey shows that 82% of our people feel they can be themselves at work. At AXA UK&I we provide a range of policies, programmes and support networks so everyone has the confidence to progress their career and enjoy their role.

Working style

You can shape the way you work best - we call it 'hybrid' working. We know one size doesn't fit all so depending on our customer's needs, your unique circumstances and how your team operates, we offer a blend of home and office-based working.

Career development

There’s a world of career opportunities available at AXA. From our modern apprenticeship scheme to our talent development programmes and mentoring, along with access to LinkedIn Learning, we want to help grow and develop your skills.

Connecting with like-minded colleagues

Our employee network, AXA Balance, raises awareness of gender equality and the challenges working parents face. We also know that nearly half of our people having caring responsibilities. And Carers@AXA was launched as a support network.

Looking after women’s health

We support women’s wellbeing and health at every life stage. Our Parental Policy, Carer’s Policy and Dependency Leave allow colleagues to look after their families. And our Menopause Policy and Fertility Leave support colleagues at important life stages.

Life at AXA UK&I

Our talented AXA colleagues share their stories and Know You Can mindset.

Headshot of Olivia Banbury, Retail Strategy Director, AXA UK and Ireland

Olivia Banbury

Retail Strategy Director, AXA UK&I


We celebrate women and their achievements all year round and when it comes to International Women’s Day, we use the time to reflect on the progress we’ve made towards equality and set our sights on where to go next.

Increasing gender diversity

We’ve signed the Women in Finance Charter for six years running because we want to build a diverse culture. Driven by the HM Treasury, the initiative is a commitment from firms to work together and support women into senior roles in the financial services sector.

Our targets

To help increase female representation, we set ourselves a target of having 40% of women in senior positions by 2026. We’re pleased we’ve met this target, but we’re not going to let that stop us from doing more.

Our progress


of our senior management are women


of our board are women


of our executive roles are held by women

Would you like to join us?

Take a look at our careers site to see where you could fit in