Women in Finance Charter

We’re working hard to create a fair and inclusive culture where women can thrive and pursue the career they want.

Whether it’s taking advantage of our Smart Working Policy, to following ambitious career plans or building more knowledge and skills with our talent development programmes. We encourage and support all of our employees to be the best they can and value everything they do for us.

Over the last 12 months we’ve made lots of great progress to drive gender inclusion alongside Balance, one of our five employee networks which focuses on gender equality. And to celebrate our continued commitment to the Women in Finance Charter, here’s some of our favourite moments in how we’re making a difference:

  • Supporting our people with a new Menopause Friendly Employer accreditation: Community groups, guidance and new policies make it easier for our people to talk about menopause at work and provide them with the right support
  • Launching Carers@AXA, a new employee network: Providing a space and a community to support our people who have caring responsibilities for the elderly, a person with a disability or someone who is ill
  • Providing employees with more benefits through our new Domestic Abuse Policy: Additional paid leave and support information to make our employees wellbeing a priority
  • Being recognised as a Times Top 50 Employer for Women 2022
  • The recognition of three of our leaders in the 2022 HERoes Women Role Model List
  • Expanding our local Women in Finance Broker Training Events by delivering a regional masterclass: We want to help our broker community boost their careers by sharing practical tips and advice

Wow, I am so glad I attended AXA’s Women in Finance Broker Training Event. Thank you for sharing your empowering tips and tricks.

Grace Owens, Client Advisor at Hettle Andres & Associates Ltd

The Charter

The Women in Finance Charter, from HM Treasury, asks financial services companies to lead by example and commit to the progression and appointment of women into senior roles to help drive gender equality in the industry. We’ve committed to the Charter since 2017 because we want to build a diverse workforce that represents our dynamic customer base and, because we believe it’s the right thing to do.

Our commitment

We’ve set ourselves a target of having 40% of women in senior management roles by the end of 2026. As of September 2022, 41% of our senior management roles are held by women. It’s fantastic to see we’ve reached this target, but we’re not going to let that stop us from progressing even further.

Our efforts towards greater gender equality at the more senior levels of our business continue to move in the right direction. We believe that accountability via targets, and transparency when reporting against them, are critical success factors towards the progress we've made so far. We know there is much more we can do, and we’re committed to helping create a more gender balanced Financial Services sector as a whole, which is why we're one of the organisations driving change with the Women in Finance Accountable Executive Taskforce. The blueprint created by the Taskforce challenges us to do more, do it faster and to work collaboratively to achieve our goals.

Tracy Garrad, CEO of AXA Health and D&I Executive Sponsor for AXA UK
Headshot of Tracy Garrad, CEO at AXA Health and AXA UK Diversity and Inclusion Executive Sponsor

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