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