We are focused on engaging women and men across the organisation to attract, develop and retain women at all levels.
The gender agenda focuses on engaging women and men across the organisation to attract, develop and retain women at all levels. Research has shown that leadership teams with greater diversity, particularly gender diversity, develop better solutions and foster a more open, collaborative environment. Barclays is committed to making this a reality across the organisation.
Programmes such as International Women's Day, the Barclays Global Women in Leadership Conference, sponsorship and mentoring initiatives, enable us to support the considerable achievements of the talented women across our business.
Since 2018, French law requires all organisations with more than 50 employees to publish a gender equality score annually. For 2020, Barclays Bank Ireland Plc (France) scored 77 points out of 100.
You can read more about Barclays’ overall approach to gender equality in the Diversity and Inclusion Report 2020.
HeForShe is a United Nations' global campaign to engage one billion men in the advancement of women’s rights. Barclays, in partnership, is calling on all colleagues to become active participants in the HeForShe campaign.
Gender equality is not only a women’s issue, it is a human rights issue that affects us all – socially, politically and economically. It liberates not only women but also men from gender stereotypes and prescribed social roles. This campaign seeks to engage men as advocates and agents of change for the achievement of gender equality and women’s rights, as well as encouraging them to speak out and take action against inequalities faced by women.
In July 2016 Barclays was proud to become one of the first signatories to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter.
The firms that have signed up to the charter employ over half a million people and span across the breadth of the financial services sector. Each has pledged to improve gender diversity in their companies and include specialist industries such as FinTech, as well HM Treasury, the Financial Conduct Authority and financial services trade bodies.
International Women’s Day (IWD) acknowledges the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women while advocating and pushing for gender parity.
Barclays has been a long-time supporter of IWD and continues to raise awareness of gender issues, not only within the organisation but across the industry, as well as implementing steps across its business to address challenges and support its female population.
For over 325 years, Barclays has employed generations of talented men and women. Each year we invite our most senior women to the Barclays Global Women in Leadership Conference.
Hear from some of our female leaders and follow the journey of women at Barclays (PDF 897KB).
Women in tech
We recognise the outstanding female talent we have in our Chief Operating Office. That’s why we have put programmes in place to attract, promote and develop female talent.