Winning for Women
Welcome to the Awards for Excellence in Practice showcase. The 2013 process culminated in a dinner attended by over 500 business leaders who gathered together to celebrate the inclusion and progression of women in the workplace. This showcase features links to case studies from the finalist organisations and highlights of the Awards evening.
Kathryn Nawrockyi, campaign director of Opportunity Now, said: “This year we received an extremely strong cohort of applications, making the competition fiercer than ever. It is clear that employers are continuing to prioritise their focus on gender equality, recognising that what is good for business is good for society. The organisations represented here are leading lights in their sectors, and I know that these examples of excellence will inspire and influence others to maintain the momentum and accelerate change for women. Now more than ever, it is critical that we grow our movement and collaborate with more employers in the journey towards gender parity in the workplace.”
Categories and Finalists
Advancing Women in the Workplace Award
This award recognises initiatives that aid the recruitment, retention and/or development of women in the workplace.
Finalists: Deloitte - Jaguar Land Rover
Agile Organisation Award
This award recognises an employer who has demonstrated an agile or flexible approach to job design and work environment.
Finalists: RBS - State Street
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.
Finalists: IBM - PwC
Winner: Melanie Richards KPMG
Female FTSE 100 Award and FTSE Executive Women Award* - in partnership with Cranfield School of Management
The Female FTSE 100 Award is given to the UK FTSE 100 business with the most women on its board and the FTSE Executive Women Award is given to the UK FTSE 100 business that employs the most female executives.
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Inclusive Culture Award
This award recognises work which is creating equality at an organisational or cultural level.
Finalists: Eversheds - HSBC
Winner: State Street
Inspiring the Workforce of the Future
This award is for an organisation that has helped young women to broaden their career aspirations.
Finalists: Barclays - Morgan Stanley
Winner: BAE Systems
Transparency Award – 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.
Finalists: BT - Ernst & Young
Winner: Genesis Housing Association