Covéa signs up to charter

Covéa Insurance has signed up to the Women in Finance Charter.

The Charter is a commitment by HM Treasury and signatory organisations, to work together to build a more balanced and fair industry. It reflects the government’s aspiration to see gender balance at all levels across financial services organisations.

The insurer is also developing new initiatives such as their Inspire Leading Women programme. The programme is a unique forum supporting the company’s female leadership population to realise and fulfil their potential by exploring the issues and challenges pertinent to women in leadership positions today.

James Reader, CEO, Covéa Insurance commented, ‘Covéa Insurance is proud to support HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter. Becoming a signatory reflects our desire to employ women and men in equal numbers, at all levels in our organisation.

‘Research has shown that companies with gender balanced leadership teams possess a broader range of skills and qualities, and thus outperform their competitors. Not only is gender equality and striving to achieve a truly gender balanced organisation ‘the right thing to do’, it’s key to ensuring we can achieve our longer term growth aspirations and successfully meet our customers’ needs.

‘Ultimately, the Charter is a great mechanism for keeping diversity and inclusion on the Boardroom agenda, to ensure we offer a working environment that is attractive, challenging and supportive for all.’