Sapphire Partners was recognised by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills for our work promoting women non-executives in the recent accreditation process of executive search firms supporting the voluntary code of conduct. Sapphire was one of the early signatories to the voluntary code and were active in crafting revisions to the code in 2014. We are proud of the work we do helping our clients recruit exceptional candidates: in the last four years 60% of our placements have been women.

To read further information on the accreditation process CLICK HERE


Sapphire Partners are passionate believers in diversity and have a unique expertise in providing creative and balanced shortlists. Working closely with our clients and candidates we promote and bring diverse professional talent to deliver business excellence.

In our searches, we place exceptional professionals who can meet the demands of world-class organisations. We have a global reach, consistently delivering inclusive and innovative results.


Sapphire Partners is partnering with City & Financial Global for the second year for this important one-day conference.

This year’s conference themes are:  

  • What does the future of the Financial Services sector look like and what does this mean for the role of women? 
  • Two years since the launch of the HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter – how has it impacted men and women at all levels of leadership? 
  • Transforming culture - how can we effectively change the way we recruit, promote gender diversity across the company and the way we work together?
  • Gender pay gap reporting – what are reports showing?   
  • Examining barriers faced by female executives and exploring what can be done to overcome them
  • Female empowerment through the eyes of men - how we can make the finance industry better for women. Which initiatives in the UK and beyond have worked and which haven’t?  
  • Recruitment practices as one of the key areas inhibiting the progression of women in the industry. What needs to change for firms to meet their gender targets? How do millennials see diversity?
  • The impact of technology such as AI in the workplace and the structure of work
  • How could women benefit from the latest developments in technology? How do you attract female talent in fintech?

A discounted fee can be obtained by using code: WIF3SP at the payment stage If booking online, or email: or telephone: +44 (0) 1932 340115 quoting the code in either instance.

The full event programme and confirmed speakers can be viewed on the event website by clicking HERE