The Times, in cooperation with Opportunity Now, published the 2015 edition of its Top 50 Employers for Women list, celebrating the organisations that lead in workplace gender equality. Among the top fiftty UK employers are six firms active in the management consultancy industry: Arup, Capgemini, EY, KPMG, McKinsey & Company and PwC.
The Times Top 50 Employers for Women
Every year, The Times, in partnership with Opportunity Now, the workplace gender campaign from Business in the Community, publishes its Top 50 Employers for Women list. The list celebrates organisations that “demonstrated that gender equality is a key part of their business strategy, with consistent commitment to progressing women in the workplace that covers their entire organisation, not just isolated areas.”
To qualify for the list, organisations submit detailed information on their internal procedures, as well as on their external activity to promote gender equality, diversity and inclusion and to create opportunities for women in a wider context. The submissions are then compared to a framework of best practices and assessed by gender diversity experts within Opportunity Now after which 50 organisations are chosen as the top employers.
The fifth edition of the top 50 list is a diverse list and includes among others banks, law firms, retail organisations and housing associations. Six firms active in the consulting industry also made the prestigious list: engineering consultancy Arup, professional services firms Capgemini, EY, KPMG and PwC, and strategy consulting firm McKinsey & Company.
Kathryn Nawrockyi, Opportunity Now Director of Business in the Community, says: “Congratulations to companies on being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2015. They have recognised that putting inclusive behaviours at the core of what they do and making gender equality a business priority not only benefits the women they employ, but also the organisation as a whole and the clients, customers and communities they serve. Their dedication and commitment to driving change should educate and inspire other employers to make a difference, whatever their size or sector.”