Nathan Moss, chair of financial services mutual Wesylan, has joined the 30% Club, a group of business leaders committed to improving gender balance at all levels of their organisation.
Moss has emphasised his support for increasing the number of women within senior management roles at Wesleyan as a priority and to be an integral part of the wider efforts to drive inclusion and diversity across the company.
The 30% Club requires that signatories commit to: publicly support increasing numbers of women on boards; support initiatives to build the pipeline of women for executive and non-executive roles; and actively assist in recruiting and spreading the word to key influencers.
Moss says: “Being an inclusive and diverse organisation is extremely important to us and that’s why we’re proud to commit to the 30% Club. Our customers come from a wide range of backgrounds and we want to reflect this diversity within our own people, helping us to do what’s right both for the business as well as the doctors, dentists, lawyers and teachers we serve.
“We understand that to achieve sustainable gender balance at all levels, we must work to effect change, especially in the finance industry that has traditionally been male dominated.”
As part of the 30% Club enrolment Wesleyan female employees can also be part of the mentoring scheme which offers cross-company, cross-sector mentoring to women at every layer of the career pyramid. Now in its sixth year, it is part of a series of 30% Club initiatives aimed at helping to develop a broader pipeline of women and ‘balance the pyramid’ at all levels.