Hope Capital has won its first award as Equality Employer of the Year in publication Financial Reporter’s Women’s Recognition Awards (FRWRA).
The prestigious event, held in Alexandra Palace in London, supports the growing momentum for a more diverse and equal financial services community.
Financial Reporter says, “Following the introduction of HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter, momentum has gathered behind the movement towards making a traditionally male-dominated industry not only a welcoming space for women, but also one in which they are given the tools and opportunities to thrive. The FRWRAs strive to be a part of this positive change, by recognising the women who are succeeding and creating a path for an industry where hard work merits success, regardless of gender.”
Hope Capital won the highly contested award ahead of Lloyds Banking Group, which was also shortlisted. Hope Capital was recognised for ‘being one of the most gender diverse companies, not only in the bridging market but also across the wider financial services arena.’
66% of Hope Capital’s staff are female, while 66% of the Senior Leadership Team are women and four key departments consist entirely of women.