Excellence in Practice Awards Showcase 2015

Introduction

Image of names of winners in a random fashion

The awards ceremony, which was hosted by Sky News presenter Dharshini David, took place last night (21st April 2015) at the Hilton Park Lane during Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Week and was attended by more than 500 business leaders. Now in their 20th year, the Awards recognise and celebrate public and private sector organisations that are committed to making a difference for women at work.

Kathryn Nawrockyi, Opportunity Now Director, Business in the Community, said: “Congratulations to all winners and finalists in the Opportunity Now Excellence in Practice Awards. The standard of entries this year was incredibly high once again, but the winners’ commitment to developing inclusive cultures made them stand out. Opportunity Now has always stressed that gender equality at work will come from fixing the culture, not the women, and our winners and finalists are all making this ethos integral to their success.” 

Helena Morrissey CBE, CEO, Newton Investment Management and Chair, Opportunity Now, said: “I’d like to congratulate all the winners and finalists on their Award success. They have demonstrated clear leadership by moving women’s progression from a ‘diversity’ initiative to a core business priority. Achieving gender equality is only possible when men and women work together at every level, creating real change.”

Categories and finalists

Advancing Women Award
Winner - Pepsico

Finalists: Credit Suisse / HMRC
 

Agile Workplaces Award
Winner - BAE Systems

Finalists: Circle / Obelisk 
 

Champion Award
Winner - Carillion

Finalists: E2W  / HSBC
 

Directing Diverse Talent Award
(in partnership with the CIPD) 
Winner - HMRC
Finalists: Enterprise Rent-A-Car  / Royal Navy
 

Engaging Women Award
Winner - Hogan Lovells 

Finalists: Genesis Housing Association / Southbank Centre
 

Female FTSE 100 Award
(in partnership with Cranfield University School of Management)
Joint WinnersDiageo and InterContinental Hotels Group
 

Female FTSE Progress Award
(in partnership with Cranfield University School of Management) 
Winner - Old Mutual

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The Global Award
(in partnership with UN Women UK)
Winner - Unilever
Finalists: Standard Life / Swarovski
 

Inclusive Culture Award 
Winner - EY

Finalist: Network Rail
 

The Nationwide Inspiring the Workforce of the Future Award
Winner - National Grid

Finalist: McKinsey & Company
 

The Transparency Award
(in partnership with the Government Equalities Office)
Winner - PwC
Finalists: Friends Life / Genesis Housing Association
 

Awards Winner planter 2015

The Times Top 50 Employers for Women

 

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View the 2015 list 

Read the Times Supplement

16 inspirational pages, moving the gender equality dial forward.
Articles include:

  • Diversity must become a core business priority.
  • Employers stretch to agile working
  • Why men need to lead the debate


 

Winners and finalists from previous years: 

2014 

2013 

2012