Bank of Ireland Supports Agenda of Balance for Better Business

Bank of Ireland is supportive of the agenda and objectives set out by the Balance for Better Business Report launched which set out targets on gender balance for Irish businesses.

The Report was launched on 29 May by Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe and Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton at the House of Lords in Bank of Ireland College Green.

Bank of Ireland last year set out a target that all management and leadership appointments will represent a 50:50 gender ratio by the end of 2021. The Bank has a number of development, talent and mentoring programmes in place to support female career progression in the workplace.

Discussing the new report, Francesca McDonagh, Chief Executive, Bank of Ireland said: “Bank of Ireland is very supportive of the agenda set out by Balance for Better Business in its Report launched today. Last year we set out targets for gender diversity, acknowledging that we have more to do to become a truly inclusive and diverse organisation, and to appropriately reflect our customer base.

This target, supported by a range of initiatives within the organisation, will help to improve the gender balance of senior management across the Bank in the longer term. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive place to work where our people can be themselves and perform to their full potential.”