Sky, MI6 and Simmons & Simmons amongst employers recognised for their work towards gender equality

Top 50 Employers for Women

Sky, MI6 and Simmons & Simmons are amongst the companies named a Top 50 Employer for Women by The Times.

Published in partnership with Business in the Community, The Times Top 50 Employers for Women list celebrates UK employers that are building gender equality into their business strategy and have committed to creating inclusive workplace cultures and women’s progression at work.

Other companies recognised in the list include BBC, Deloitte, HM Revenue & Customs, Post Office, Southbank Centre, Unilever UK, and Vodafone. You can view the full list of winners here.

The alphabetical and unranked list is open to any company with a UK presence and evaluation includes looking at the roles of senior leaders; actions to increase representation of women in senior positions and ensure gender balance at every level; recruitment; progression; intersectionality; supporting parents and carers; and bullying and harassment.

Business in the Community’s assessment of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women does not include gender pay gap data as the submissions were received before the gender pay gap reporting deadline in April.

Speaking about their achievements, Colin Passmore, Senior Partner at Simmons & Simmons said, “We are very pleased to be named as a Top 50 Employer for Women for the fifth year.”

“Our ranking reflects the great amount of effort that goes into our gender balance initiatives, and the progress made in recent years in maintaining an inclusive workplace environment for all our colleagues, women and men.”

“Over the coming months we will continue to focus on leadership development, mentoring and sponsorship to ensure our strongest people reach their true potential.”

“This remains a critical business objective for us.”

Chloe Chambraud, Gender Equality Director, BITC said, “A huge congratulations to all the organisations in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2018 and to the Business in the Community Gender Equality Awards 2018 winners and finalists.”

“They have shown their strong commitment to enabling men and women to contribute equally to society, understanding and addressing barriers to gender equality in the workplace, and recognising the benefits of having a diverse workforce at all levels.”

“I hope that even more employers will follow their examples of best practice on this agenda.”

Alison Simpson
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