International Women’s Day 2021 – What progress have we made?

At the Brightstar Group not only do we celebrate the achievements of our women but we proactively play our part in accelerating gender equality. With the theme for this year being #choosetochallenge we take a look at what we have achieved in 2020/2021.

In HM Treasury’s most recent review of the Women in Finance Charter, we were one of only 14% signatory organisations (approx. 350 in total) to have met or exceeded our Women in Finance targets.

WOMEN ON EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Target: 22%
Actual: 25%

WOMEN IN SENIOR MANAGEMENT
Target: 40%
Actual: 80%

WOMEN IN COMBINED MANAGEMENT
Target: 44%
Actual: 55%

Outiside of these targets we also achived the following:
PAY GAP
0%

SALES CAPTAINS & CASE MANAGERS IN BRIGHTSTAR
50%

NEW RECRUITS
60% women

SHORTLIST FOR ROLES IN 2020/2021
100% featured female candidates

We were also very proud to have a number of our women’s contribution to the real estate finance industry recognised in industry awards in 2020:

FINANCIAL REPORTER WOMEN IN FINANCE AWARDS
Spokesperson of the Year – Clare Jupp – Winner

BRITISH SPECIALIST LENDING AWARDS
Rising Star – Kimberley Gates – Winner

BRITISH SPECIALIST LENDING AWARDS
Gina Blagden – Finalist

BRITISH SPECIALIST LENDING AWARDS
Shelley Keevil – Finalist

BRITISH MORTGAGE AWARDS
Rising Star – Kimberley Gates – Finalist