Annually, The Times release a list of the top 50 Employers for women, highlighting gender equality within the workplace. Each business listed takes part in an assessment managed by Business in the Community’s gender equality campaign. The process focuses on transparency, the causes behind gaps, what companies are doing to address these structural issues and the impact of their actions.
The work of these businesses should be celebrated and recognised as part of the movement towards all businesses worldwide demonstrating gender equality as standard, rather than for tokenism.
Chloe Chambraud, Director of Gender Equality at BITC said: “It is only by changing the culture and promoting positive behaviours from the top that employers will see real change, and we look forward to supporting them on this journey.” (Parrott, 2019)
It’s fantastic to see a wide range of businesses on the list, encompassing a variety of sectors. See below for a small selection:
- Allen & Overy
- Capgemini UK
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car
- Marks & Spencer
- Royal Air Force
- Sodexo UK & Ireland