Press release: Employers winning for women

The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017 announced

  • Unranked list recognises UK employers leading on gender diversity
  • Full list included in supplement published with today’s Times
  • Three organisations also named as Business in the Community Gender Equality Awards 2017 Winners
  • UK’s most prestigious workplace gender equality awards – running for more than 20 years

 

Today (27 April 2017), 50 UK employers have been recognised for their leadership on workplace gender equality by being named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017. The Times Top 50 Employers for Women is published in partnership with Business in the Community, the Prince’s Responsible Business Network, as part of the charity’s Responsible Business Week.

The alphabetical and unranked list acknowledges UK employers that are making gender equality a key part of their business strategy, with consistent commitment to creating inclusive workplace cultures and progressing women in the workplace that covers their entire organisation at all levels. The list involves a comprehensive submission process managed by the gender equality campaign of Business in the Community.

Three organisations from the list – Ashurst, the Army and Unilever – have also been named as Winners in the Business in the Community Gender Equality Awards 2017. Running for more than 20 years, the Business in the Community Gender Equality Awards are the UK’s most prestigious awards for gender equality in the workplace. The awards celebrate outstanding progress and examples of best practice, impact, innovation and individual achievement.

Kathryn Nawrockyi, Gender Equality Director, Business in the Community, said: “Huge congratulations to all the organisations in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017 and to the Business in the Community Gender Equality Awards Winners and Finalists. They have made significant progress to understand and address the barriers to equality that women face at work and put fundamental workplace culture change at the core of their activity, recognising the benefits this brings to women and men at all levels and to the organisation as a whole. I hope other employers will follow their example.”

Emma Tucker, deputy editor of The Times, says: “In the seven years since The Times first published the Top 50 Employers for Women supplement we have seen great advances towards gender equality in the workplace. However, more remains to be done both in the boardroom and on the shop floor and we are again delighted to support Business in the Community's campaign to create a fairer and better working environment for women.”

View the full list of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women and Business in the Community Gender Equality Awards Winners and Finalists 

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For interviews and more information from Business in the Community please contact: Rebecca Gregory, E: rebecca.gregory@bitc.org.uk, T: 02075666670 or Laura Cooney, E: laura.cooney@bitc.org.uk, T: 02075668653.

About Business in the Community

The gender equality campaign at Business in the Community, the Prince’s responsible business network, is committed to empowering employers to accelerate change for women in the workplace. We work with our membership of employers, from private, public and education sectors to offer tailored, practical and pragmatic advice on workplace gender equality issues. Business in the Community is a business-led charity committed to shaping a new contract between business and society. http://gender.bitc.org.uk/