Commitment to the talent pipeline – 19 supporting firms named in The Times “Top 50 Employers for Women”
19th April 2012
Today The Times published its “Top 50 Employers for Women” list of the UK organisations that are leading the way in gender equality in the workplace. The list and special supplement are produced in partnership with Opportunity Now, the gender campaign from Business in the Community.
19 organisations that support the 30% Club campaign, to get more women onto UK boards, were listed further demonstrating the commitment to supporting the female talent pipeline in and below the Boardroom.
30% Club Founder, Helena Morrissey, CEO of Newton Investment Management, whose parent company BNY Mellon was also listed, commented:
“It’s vital to focus on the talent pipeline and develop future female leaders for UK boardrooms as well as promoting board ready women today. I’m encouraged to see the organisations of so many 30% Club Chairman featured in The Times “Top 50 Employers for Women” list, underlining their commitment to addressing gender diversity at all levels.”
All organisations within the Top 50 are able to demonstrate that gender equality is an integral part of their business strategy, with consistent commitment to progressing women in the workplace, which covers their entire organisation not just in isolated areas.
David Cruickshank, Chairman, Deloitte and 30% Club supporter commented:
“Deloitte has been a diversity aware organisation for many years and we have an extensive and successful gender diversity strategy. Being listed again in the Times Top 50 list is a proud achievement and serves to not only showcase our diversity programme but also to attract new female talent. Like many of my fellow 30% Club Chairmen, I’m conscious of the responsibility we personally have to increase gender diversity in our organisations and in addition to the programmes we run as a firm for our own people , we’ve created a women on boards programme for aspiring female board members right across the UK.”
Sir Win Bischoff, Chairman, Lloyds Banking Group and 30% Club supporter commented:
“I’m proud that Lloyds Banking Group is included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women and believe this is testament to our successful gender diversity strategy focussed on attracting, developing and promoting our female talent. We are committed to achieving the Davies Review target and I’m personally dedicated to supporting other FTSE organisation to do the same through my efforts with the 30% Club.”
The full report and Top 50 Employers for Women can be found here: