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" I truly believe that diversity improves and challenges how we think and therefore the outcomes we deliver for our clients and business. Gender balance is particularly important to me as I have encountered uncomfortable situations in my career based on gender, and I know how difficult it can be. I want us to be a company and a society where this discomfort based on gender (or any other aspect) can be removed."

Jackie Boylan, Head of Investor Servicing

Committed to gender

We're determined to achieve a greater gender balance across our businesses and regions. Flexible working, inclusive parental leave policies and return-to-work programmes are just some of the ways we're doing this. And we're helping women take control of their financial futures with our Women & Money campaign.

What we're doing about it

  • Signatory of the HM Treasury UK Women in Finance Charter. We aim to reach 35% women in senior management roles by December 2023.
  • Signatory of Ireland’s Women in Finance Charter. We aim to maintain gender balance at our senior levels and aim to reach 45-55% women in our workforce by December 2023.
  • We offer equal-paid parental leave and flexible working options to all our people, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, across all our operating locations.
  • We run a Returners Programme to support individuals returning to work after an extended career break.
  • We partner with the 30% Club, Women on Boards and Lord Mayor’s Appeal - She Can Be.
  • We're committed to closing our gender pay gap.
  • We’re committed to empowering women to take control of their finances through our Women & Money campaign.
  • Partnership with Code First Girls to support individuals moving into technology for the first time through sponsored education.

Our people

Meet Joseph Bassey-Duke, Investment Director, Real Estate

"I was fortunate to take advantage of Fidelity's Enhanced Parental Leave policy, which offers equivalent time away from work for both fathers and mothers.

It is still relatively rare, especially in the financial services industry, for fathers to take significant amounts of time away from work to care for their new-borns. I didn't have any examples of this in my personal and professional network, so was initially hesitant about the policy, but Fidelity were great and actively encouraged me to use the policy.

My handover, time off, and return were as seamless as possible, and I felt supported by my team & manager throughout. Since I returned, I've seen more fathers at Fidelity take up the opportunity, and I hope similar policies become more widespread in the industry to encourage a better gender balance in parenting.

I feel extremely grateful for the precious time I got to spend with my son and wife, supporting both at a key point in their lives, and I will cherish those moments forever."



The Times

Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality 2023.

Women In Investment Awards 2023

Winner of Contribution to Gender Diversity and Inclusion Award.

Women in Finance Charter

Alongside our global Diversity and Inclusion activities, Fidelity International has signed up to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter, a UK government initiative to address gender balance across all UK Financial Services firms.

As a signatory of the Charter, we have committed to:

Set targets
Publish Progress
What is driving the change?
How will we continue to progress?
Have senior accountability

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