International Women's Day 2021

We choose to challenge 

We choose to challenge gender inequality every day. 

For this International Women's Day we want to share inspirational stories from our colleagues, clients and wider communities as to how we are championing gender equality and supporting women to succeed. 

Do we all have an equal start in life?

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Our Inspiring Stories

We are showcasing three special stories of those who are working to empower women 

Katie - Coaching Programme Lead

Igniting our talent through coaching

Through an experimental 'pay it forward' coaching programme, 'IGNITE' we have accredited 51 internal coaches who have in return provided coaching to 141 female employees in 18 countries. We have extended this to 119 further coaches, with the aim for individuals to explore their potential, discover new levels of performance and experience community from the peer network. 

“My coach has pushed me to think more deeply about myself and understand my drivers, and as a result I feel more empowered to make changes that will help me grow and perform better as a leader. I also believe that having this level of commitment and support from leadership in the Bank makes me feel more connected to Standard Chartered as I recognise and appreciate the investment that has been made in my development."
Ignite Coaching Client 

Michelle - Business Owner and Pioneer


"Thanks to Standard Chartered’s identification and support of my female locally owned company, it has allowed us to have the opportunity to transition to a digital model."

– Michelle, JCMS ProRewards

Benjamin - Working with women in his community

"The WeConnect and Standard Chartered Global Training Programme 2020, on financing your growing business, transformed my life" 

Kelechi Ezeigwe, Founder and Creative Director of St Abigail's School,  Nigeria 

Disrupting diversity
.5% 29.5%

Of our senior roles are held by women, including 14 female CEOs


Colleagues recognised in the Yahoo Finance HERoes awards for supporting gender equality


We have over 20 gender related ERGs

% 36%

Of our Board are female

,000 56,000

The number of girls and young women our Goal programme has reached

EDGE Certification

We were the first financial institution in Singapore to be certified with the Economic Dividends for Gender Equality


We are ranked in the Top 100 companies by Bloomberg Gender Equality Index

We are a Financial Times Leader in Diversity

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