The Women in Defence Charter is a commitment to work together to build a more balanced enterprise. Signatories are committing to be the very best at driving inclusion and diversity within their organisations and providing opportunities for women to succeed atall levels.

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17.5%
Proportion  of  UK Defence Business
Jobs Held by Women

Exploring The Value of Defence Jobs in the UK, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, September 2017

11%

UK Armed Forces Biannual Diversity Statistics: April 2019, Ministry of Defence

11%
Proportion  of  Women
in the UK Armed Forces

UK Armed Forces Biannual Diversity Statistics: April 2019, Ministry of Defence

53.9%

​Civil Service  Statistics, UK: 2018, Office for National Statistics

53.9%
Proportion  of  Women
in the UK Civil Service 

Civil service Statistics, UK: 2018, Office for National Statistics

When a company signs the Charter, they pledge to deliver four commitments.
Click on  'Senior Executive' to see the progress on the first commitment.
Senior Executive

You commit to have one member of your senior executive team who is responsible and accountable for gender inclusion.

Internal Targets

You commit to setting internal targets, where appropriate, for gender diversity in our senior management

Publish Annually

You commit to publishing progress annually against any targets in reports on the Women in Defence Charter website

Link Pay or Objectives to Diversity

You commit to having an intention to ensure the pay or the objectives of the senior executive team are linked to delivery of any internal targets on gender inclusion and diversity