Invest in Women Code

The Investing in Women Code is a government sponsored initiative to support the advancement of female entrepreneurship in the UK by improving female entrepreneurs’ access to tools, resources and finance from the financial services sector.

Signatories to the Investing in Women Code commit to a culture of inclusion and to advancing access to capital for female entrepreneurs.

By taking the pledge, organisations commit to:

  1. Having an appointed member of senior leadership responsible for equality in funding
  2. Promoting an increase of transparency when it concerns data surrounding female funding
  3. Modifying and adopting internal practices to bolster women in business

To learn more about the initiative, check out HM Treasury’s policy paper here.

If you are an organisation interested in signing up, you can find the sign up form here.

The list of signatories is constantly growing. You can find the most up to date register here. Organisations already signed up include:

Founding signatories
Royal Bank of Scotland
Lloyds Banking Group
Barclays Bank UK plc
Metro Bank
The Co-operative Bank
Bank of Ireland
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Angel Academe
UK Business Angels Association
British Business Bank

Code signatories
Ada Ventures
Anglia Capital Group
Ascension Ventures
Aviva Ventures
BOOST & Co Ltd
Business Enterprise Fund
Business Growth Fund
Cass Entrepreneurship Fund
Cornerstone Partners
Downing LLP
Earth Capital
Endeavour Ventures
EQT Ventures
Esperante Ventures
ETF Partners
Finch Capital
Fredericks Foundation
Future Fund
GMG Ventures
Green Angel Syndicate
Guinness Asset Management
Highland Europe
IQ Capital
JamJar Investments
Kindred Capital
Local Globe VC
Longwall Venture Partners LLP
Nationwide Building Society
NCL Technology Ventures
Newable Private Investing
Northstar Ventures
Oakfield Capital
OpenOcean VC
Oxford Investment Opportunity
Oxford Sciences Innovation
Playfair Capital
Reliance Bank
Samos Investments
Seedrs Limited
Start-Up Funding Club
Sustainable Ventures
Sweet Capital
Talis Capital
Vala Capital
Worth Capital
Zero Carbon Capital