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Mastercard believes gender balance is crucial to the success of our business and the personal and professional development of our employees. In the UK, Mastercard has signed HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter, which is a pledge for gender balance across financial services. As part of the charter we are committing to the following internal targets for gender diversity in our senior management:
- At least ‘one qualified’ female candidate on the slate for all mid to senior level vacancies in the UK;
- A target of 40% females in the UK senior team by 2020; and,
- Continual development of a range of progressive policies to support flexible working in the UK.
On an annual basis we will share detail around our male / female ratios at senior management level, and across the UK business as a whole. We will also link the individual reward of our UK senior executive team to achievements against our internal gender diversity targets and by ensuring that gender objectives are embedded into our UK goals.
In line with the charter’s commitments, Mark Barnett, Divisional President of UK and Ireland is Mastercard’s senior executive responsible and accountable for gender diversity and inclusion.