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Women in Finance Charter

Inspiring women at Aviva

The UK government’s Women in Finance Charter commits financial services firms to support women’s progression into senior roles.

We have continued to achieve our initial 30% target by increasing the representation of female leaders at all levels within Aviva. However, there is still plenty for us to continue to focus on.

We continue to invest in our future talent development programmes, including our specialist female focussed ALIO Programme. Our priority remains to continue to create an inclusive culture for all, which we believe will accelerate positive change

Angela Darlington, CEO UK Life

Our commitment to be a responsible global organisation ties in well with the aims of the Charter. We’re delighted that we’ve already achieved our initial targets as a charter signatory:

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  • For women to make up at least 30% of our Group Executive Committee (consistent with our 30% Club commitment in 2016).
  • To establish the Women in Leadership programme as a key initiative for developing a pipeline of leaders at Aviva who are women. 40% of participants have progressed into new roles since we launched in 2016. 
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In 2021, we continue our commitment to develop programmes which help advance women at all levels, thereby strengthening our talent pipelines to senior management:

  • Our Emerging Leaders programme invites employees to self-nominate and inclusion is considered as part of our selection process.
  • Aviva Investors have implemented a structured mentoring programme. This initially focused on senior female leaders, and later expanded to the broader population. 

Increased gender diversity not only lends us business benefits but also has a wider impact on society and the economy.

* Leaders are defined as Head of and above.

We're in the top 50

We are proud to have been named in the Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2020, compiled by gender equality experts at Business in the Community.