Foster Denovo|Women In Finance

Women in Finance

Our pledge to help increase female’s representation in leadership roles within the financial services industry

Financial services has traditionally been a male-dominated sector and, despite a number of initiatives to address this gap, gender diversity still remains low at industry levels.  

In 2019, 43% of the financial services industry was made up of women, with only a 20% representation on executive committees.  

As members of the Women in Finance Charter, we are committed to being part of the solution to change the industry gender imbalance through our recruitment processes and procedures, as well as our development and mentoring programmes.  

We have a strong succession planning process in place which supports the development of junior employees into our senior roles.  To help achieve this goal, we embrace our culture and values within our workplace so each employee can thrive and meet their full potential.

At Foster Denovo, over 50% of women make up our workforce with 38% of these occupying senior positions. Our aim is to exceed the target of 40% of women in all our senior roles by 2024.  

Ultimately, our goal is to ensure that our workforce is a true representation of all sections of society, and for each employee to feel respected and able to succeed in their role. 

It is important for us to encourage an equal balance of talent in our business across all diversity & inclusion groups, to ensure that we are aligned with our 2023 policies, including our Diversity and Equality policy and Recruitment and Selection policy

Discover the inspirational stories of the women in our business, who are key to the growth and success of Foster Denovo. Read our ‘Women in Finance’ series of blogs below, where we will be showcasing a different story every month.


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Every month we will be showcasing these inspirational stories, as well as case studies, testimonials and more. 

Helena Bogdanovski - Head of Talent Acquisition

For our first episode in our Women in Finance series, we caught up with Helena Bogdanovski, our Head of Talent Acquisition to find out more about her inspirational career development and the journey that led her to join Foster Denovo.

Marnel Stafford - Partner & Financial Adviser

For episode 2 of the Women in Finance blog series, we spoke to Marnel Stafford to find about her story on relocating from South Africa, initially joining Foster Denovo in a temporary role and became a successful fully-fledged financial adviser.

Molly Harvey - Mortgage and Protection Adviser

For our third episode in our Women in Finance series, we interviewed Molly Harvey, one of our mortgage and protection advisers, to find out more about what inspired her to join Foster Denovo and hear her thoughts on to the importance of encouraging more women to take a career path within the financial services industry.

Helen Lovett - Chief Operating Officer

For the fourth episode in our Women in Finance series, we interviewed Helen Lovett. our Chief Operating Officer to find out more about her role and how employees can progress in their career with the support offered at Foster Denovo.

Paula Guedes - Senior Paraplanner

In our fifth episode of our Women in Finance series, we had the pleasure of interviewing Paula Guedes, one of our Senior Paraplanners. In this episode, Paula shares her inspiring story of relocating from Brazil, training to become a Paraplanner and her remarkable career progression.

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