CHARLOTTE SMITH

Charlotte is an openly gay woman who works within the Investment20/20 team at the Investment Association. Charlotte joined Investment 20/20 as a school leaver in 2017 and supports the team as part of the investment management careers outreach programme, helping to broaden our industry’s talent pool at grassroots level.

As a young gay woman Charlotte understands the challenge young people face in coming out to family, friends and colleagues, and relates to the fear of bringing your whole self to work in a new environment. Particularly, when as an individual you may worry about being accepted.  By putting herself forward as an LGBT+ role model, Charlotte want’s to help others also starting out their career journey – to be comfortable being who they are and help to create a more inclusive industry.  Charlotte states “When I’m happy and feeling accepted I do my best work”.

Charlotte is passionate about being to change people’s perspectives on being LGBT+ in this sector.