Happy International Women’s Day!
Happy International Women’s Day from the Irish MiFID Industry Association (IMIA)! Today, we celebrate the tremendous achievements of women across the globe and recognize the need for gender parity in all industries, including finance.
At IMIA, we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical components of a thriving industry. That’s why we are proud to encourage our Member Firms to sign up to the Women in Finance Charter. The Charter was launched by the UK government in 2016 to promote gender balance in the financial sector and encourage firms to support the progression of women into senior roles.
By signing up to the Charter, our Member Firms commit to implementing measures that promote gender diversity and inclusion, including setting targets for gender diversity in senior management, publishing progress reports on their website, and ensuring that recruitment and promotion processes are free from bias.
We believe that signing up to the Women in Finance Charter is a positive step towards creating a more equitable and inclusive industry. It shows a commitment to improving gender balance, and a recognition of the value that diverse perspectives bring to our industry.
International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the progress that has been made towards gender equality, but also to acknowledge that there is still work to be done. By working together and promoting initiatives like the Women in Finance Charter, we can create a more diverse and inclusive industry that benefits everyone.
So, on behalf of IMIA, we wish all women a happy International Women’s Day, and we encourage our Member Firms to join us in supporting gender diversity and inclusion in finance.