Winning for Women
The Awards, which form part of Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Week, recognise public and private sector organisations that have put gender at the heart of their business and are committed to creating inclusive workplaces for women at all levels. An audience of over 500 senior business leaders gathered at The Brewery in the City of London on the 2nd April 2014 to celebrate and recognise best practice in gender equality and diversity in the workplace.
For the first time, each of the organisations shortlisted for the Opportunity Now Excellence in Practice Awards also received a Business in the Community Big Tick. The Big Tick is awarded to organisations who demonstrate significant achievements in their responsible business programme to celebrate and profile their responsible business success. It is recognised as a leading endorsement of responsible business and organisations can use it to showcase their achievements and raise their profile with customers, suppliers, employers, investors and the media.
Kathryn Nawrockyi, Director of Opportunity Now, said:
“Congratulations to this year’s Opportunity Now Excellence in Practice Awards winners and shortlisted organisations. The standard of entries was incredibly high once again, and they should be hugely proud of their success. They offer important examples of strong leadership; of how putting gender equality at the core of their business can create real, sustainable change for women, organisations and society as a whole. I hope other employers will be inspired by their work and use it to accelerate progress for women in their workforce.”
Categories and shortlisted entries
Advancing Women in the Workplace Award – Large Organisations
This award recognises initiatives that aid the recruitment, retention and/or development of women in the workplace.
Advancing Women in the Workplace Award – Small Organisation
Agile Organisation Award
This award recognises an employer who has demonstrated an agile or flexible approach to job design and work environment.
This award is for a senior level gender / diversity ambassador or champion who has made a significant contribution to advancing, promoting and embedding a diversity culture within the workplace.
Directing Diverse Talent Award
In partnership with the CIPD
Categories and shortlisted entries continued
Winner: Admiral Group
In partnership with UN Global Women UK
This award is for a gender initiative which extends across at least three countries
Inclusive Culture Award
This award recognises work which is creating equality at an organisational or cultural level
Nationwide Inspiring the Workforce of the Future Award
This award is for an organisation that has helped young women to broaden their career aspirations.
In partnership with the Government Equalities Office
This award recognises an organisation that has taken significant first steps to voluntarily publish gender metrics in the public domain.