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Empowering women

We’re passionate about giving women across the globe more opportunities to fulfil their career aspirations. And we’re fully committed to increasing female representation in senior leadership roles. Here are a few ways we’re doing it.

HeForShe campaign

We’re enthusiastic participants in the United Nation’s HeForShe campaign, which encourages men to take action against the inequalities faced by women. So far, almost 6,000 Barclays’ employees have pledged to take part in this crucial initiative.

As a leader, as a husband, and as a father I believe that enabling true gender equality is a responsibility we all share. At Barclays, we take that responsibility seriously.

Jes Staley, CEO

Supporting future leaders

Research shows that leadership teams with greater gender diversity develop better solutions and foster a more collaborative environment. To make sure women in our business have the greatest opportunity to become leaders, we run and support a range of programmes. These include International Women’s Day, the Global Women in Leadership Forum, as well as sponsorship and mentoring initiatives.

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Win: the gender network

The Women’s Initiative Network (Win) helps Barclays attract, retain and maximise the talent of women. This network makes full use of the bank’s partnerships with the United Nations HeForShe campaign, Everywoman and Catalyst. It currently boasts more than 5,000 members worldwide.