Gender Equality Network
Quilter’s Gender Equality Network champions an inclusive culture, where all genders have equal opportunity to fulfil their potential and thrive at work. The network welcomes everybody interested in supporting our mission.
What does the network do?
- Raises awareness and promote conversation in the business about gender equality.
- Provides a forum to listen to colleagues about relevant issues.
- Supports colleagues to create new connections and networks across the business.
- Provides ideas and insights for Quilter’s inclusion programmes.
- Raises issues and solutions to Quilter’s management, including the Quilter Executive Committee as necessary.
The gender pay gap
The gender pay gap measures the difference in the average hourly pay of women and men in an organisation. Gender pay gaps can be caused by a variety of factors, but typically the most significant cause is the distribution of men and women at different seniority levels, and pay grades, in an organisation. The smaller the proportion of women in senior, higher paid, roles, the larger the pay gap is likely to be. It’s important to differentiate between the ‘gender pay gap’ and ‘equal pay’. Equal pay legislation has been in place for over 40 years and focuses on ensuring that people performing work of equal value receive equal pay, regardless of their gender. As part of our annual performance management and pay review process we ensure that our people are being paid fairly based on their role, responsibilities, experience and performance.
UK legislation has been introduced to specifically tackle gender inequality in the workplace by increasing transparency around the gender pay gap. Employers with 250+ employees are required to measure and report their gender pay gap information each year. We have reported our figures on the Government portal and to provide additional information and transparency about our figures and what we’re doing to address the gap we publish our gender pay gap data in our Annual Report and Accounts.