Lloyds Banking Group has committed to becoming a leader in gender diversity. We recognise that companies with proportionate gender diversity see increased performance, and make better decisions. Find out more about our activity and progress in this area.

 

In 2014 we became the first FTSE 100 organisation to make a public commitment on gender equality in our Helping Britain Prosper plan; to increase the proportion of senior management roles held by women to 40% by 2020. 

It’s an ambitious goal, but it’s one we continue to make progress towards having already increased representation of senior women from 28% to over 36% at the end of 2019. 

In 2016, we were among the first signatories to the Women in Finance Charter, which reinforces our Helping Britain Prosper Plan targets to increase women in senior management roles. Our commitment to gender diversity is led from the top with our Executive Sponsor for Gender, Stephen Shelley, championing this important initiative.

  • 2014

    In 2014 we became the first FTSE 100 organisation to make a public commitment on gender equality in our Helping Britain Prosper plan; to increase the proportion of senior management roles held by women to 40% by 2020. 

    It’s an ambitious goal, but it’s one we continue to make progress towards.

  • 2015

    In 2015 we launched a ‘Women in Leadership’ programme for middle management women – 25% have achieved a promotion since attending the programme.

  • 2016

    In 2016, we were among the first signatories to the Women in Finance Charter, which reinforces our Helping Britain Prosper Plan targets to increase women in senior management roles. Our commitment to gender diversity is led from the top with our Executive Sponsor for Gender, Stephen Shelley, championing this important initiative.

  • 2018

    In 2018, we launched a sponsorship programme for women and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic colleagues, which has resulted in colleagues progressing five times faster than those without a sponsor.

  • 2019

    By the end of 2019 we had increased representation of senior women from 28% to 36%. And our Returners programme specifically targets professional women (and men) who have been on a career break of at least two years, and has resulted in professional internship placements for over 90 talented individuals since 2016.

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Championing female voices

To celebrate International Womens Day, colleagues from the Group share what they are most proud of and reflect on the strides we’ve taken so far towards achieving a fully inclusive workplace.

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Breakthrough network

Our women’s employee network ‘Breakthrough’ is one of the largest of its kind in the UK, with 15,000 members and 4,000 mentors, and is one of the many ways we are supporting colleagues with fulfilling their career potential at Lloyds Banking Group.

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Supporting the next generation

From 2013 to 2020, we’ve proudly sponsored the Women of the Future Ambassadors Programme, which connects school sixth formers with award-winning female role models and mentors.

We have worked with over 30 schools and 100 Ambassadors have engaged with more than 2,600 students through the programme.

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Recognition of our work

Our work to improve gender equality was recognised in 2019 with the Group’s inclusion in the Times Top 50 Employers for Women list for the ninth year running and in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index.

Many of our senior women have also been recognised externally in power lists. In 2019, one of our leaders was named in the 2019 HERoes Women’s Role Models list and two of our leaders were named in the 2019 Cranfield Women to Watch list.

Gender pay gap report

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