"Creating an inclusive and diverse culture is a core priority for me and my leadership team. It isn’t just about hitting targets – although we are focussed on continuing to increase diverse representation– it’s also about building a truly inclusive environment to enable our people to thrive. Our action plan will improve the pace of change throughout our company and help us build a more diverse, balanced and innovative Quilter." Steven Levin, Quilter CEO
Inclusion and Diversity Forum
Our Inclusion and Diversity Forum provides an educational opportunity to increase cultural competency, encouraging colleagues to listen, learn and discuss areas of interest or areas where underrepresented groups face challenges.
Meet Amisha Chohan, our I&D Forum Chair
Amisha is our Chairperson for our Inclusion and Diversity Forum. Her role involves chairing the quarterly events which are open to everyone across the business, which are safe forums where we can raise and discuss all matters of inclusion and diversity.
Our various network and support groups champion an inclusive culture, where all have an equal and equitable opportunity to fulfil their potential and thrive at work. Everyone interested in supporting the mission is welcome to join the Thrive network which includes:
- Together with Pride – our LGBT+ network
- the Cultural Diversity network
- the Menopause Support Group, and
- Mental Health First Aiders.
What does the Thrive network do?
- Raises awareness and promote conversation in the business about inclusion and wellbeing.
- 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 Inclusion and Diversity Steering Committee as necessary.
- Runs fantastic events open to all.
We adopted the Halo Code in 2021, highlighting our commitment to creating a welcoming and diverse workplace for all, adding our name to help end workplace hair discrimination.
The Halo Code is a campaign pledge, signed by businesses and schools, that promises members of the black community that they have the freedom and security to wear all afro-hairstyles without restriction or judgment. The Halo Code is helping to redefine what society declares “professional” for the workplace – read more here
Quilter is committing to ensuring people with afro-hair or any other hair textures are not discriminated against in the workplace or in its recruitment processes.
We're so proud that no fewer than five Quilter colleagues featured in the #Top100Gamechangers list for 2022. As part of our ongoing commitment to encourage everyone to be who they want to be at work, our colleagues have the option to add their pronouns to their email signatures. Having pronouns on our signatures can initiate the start of an open discussion about how people would like to be referred to, and it helps us in our aim of creating an inclusive working environment.
Karin Cook named in Top 50 Executive Allies 2023
Karin Cook, Quilter COO, in the prestigious Top 50 Executive Allies 2023 by LGBT Great.
LGBT Great is the LGBT+ membership community for the financial services industry. It provides insight, visibility and outreach initiatives to help create positive cultural change..
Karin is recognised for using her platform to build allyship for the LGBTQ+ community and create safe spaces for LGBTQ+ colleagues.
Karin says: “I’m honoured to be recognised in this way by LGBT Great. The more people that speak out who are visible and who are allies the more we open hearts and minds and create advocates for equality.”