The Times Top 50 Employers for Women and the Gender Equality Awards 2018

Introduction

The Times Top 50 Employers for Women and the Business in the Community Gender Equality Awards 2018 are now open for entry.

The Times Top 50 Employers for Women is the UK’s most comprehensive and prestigious listing of employers that are leading the way on workplace gender equality and making it part of their business strategy at all levels.

Entrants also have the opportunity, through one application process, to enter Business in the Community Gender Equality Awards. The awards are the UK’s most respected awards for gender equality in the workplace and celebrate outstanding progress and examples of best practice, impact, innovation and individual achievement.

Both programmes, from Business in the Community, recognise the progress employers are making to create inclusive workplace cultures that progress women in the workplace and enable them to reach their full potential.

If your company is making great progress to address gender equality, then enter today and benefit from great public profile, celebrate the positive impact you are having on individuals, business and society as a whole and make your employees proud.

 

Entry process

There is a single combined entry process for both The Times Top 50 Employers for Women and the Business in the Community Gender Equality Awards. Any employer with a UK presence and activity is eligible, and entries from all sectors are welcome. Organisations with subsidiaries can enter either as a group or put forward a separate business. Submissions should focus on UK activity, although we understand that in some cases it will be relevant to refer to a global reach.

Detailed instructions on how to enter are on the top right of this page, but please contact Thomas Colqhoun-Alberts, Project Lead, Time Top 50 and Gender Equality Awards if you have any questions. 
 

The Times Top 50 Employers for Women List 2018

It is free to enter The Times Top 50 Employers for Women. Following assessment and once the Top 50 list has been identified, there will be a promotion fee of £1250 + VAT in order to be included in the list and to be considered for a Business in the Community Gender Equality Award. The promotion fee includes the use of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2018 logo and profile in the print supplement, published in April 2018, and on The Times and Sunday Times Appointments website and the Business in the Community gender equality website.

Only the 50 organisations identified as Top Employers will be eligible to be considered for a Business in the Community Gender Equality Award in the following three categories:

1. Gender Equality Award 2018
Organisations with particularly high performance across the whole entry form will be considered for this prestigious title. Up to five finalists will be selected and invited to a judging panel of external experts that will take place in March 2018 and from which a single winner will be chosen. Assessment criteria for this award will be against additional elements 
including strategy and sustainability; impact and transformational change and innovation.

2. Gender Equality Game Changer Awards 2018
Particularly innovative or impactful case studies will be considered to be recognised as Gender Equality Game Changers. Diversity experts will review high performing case studies from section 3 of the entry form and select up to approximately 10 best practice examples that demonstrate outstanding progress or transformational change 
and/or innovation.

3. Gender Champion Award 2018
This award category is for a senior executive who has made a remarkable contribution to championing gender balance and equality of opportunity in her / his organisation.
Up to 3 finalists will be selected and invited to a judging panel of external gender equality experts that will take place in March 2018 and from which a single winner will be chosen.

 

Additional criteria - Gender Equality Awards

If your organisation won a Gender Equality Award in 2017, the winning programme/initiative/individual is not eligible to be recognised for an award again in 2018. You are, however, entitled to put forward a new piece of work or individual and, providing that the content is distinct from the 2017 winning entry, your case study may be recognised in 2018.
If your organisation was a Gender Equality Award finalist in 2017, you may re-submit the programme/initiative/individual that was shortlisted but you must be able to demonstrate that significant progress has been achieved since the previous submission i.e. there is a significantly greater impact to report, the programme has been significantly updated and improved upon.

Watch the video the "How to Enter" webinar
(Video begins at 04:40 mins ).