Barclays, Sky and Royal Mail recognised as top employers for women

Barclays, EY, and Royal Mail included in Top 50 Employers for Women

Barclays (pictured), Sky and Royal Mail are just three of the organisations that have been recognised in The Times’ Top 50 Employers for Women list, compiled by the broadsheet and business community outreach charity Business in the Community (BITC).

In its tenth year, the unranked alphabetical list credits organisations that have committed to an inclusive culture, prioritising transparency and the key issues of widening gender pay gaps, as well as focusing on any issues to surrounding gender equality in the workplace. The Times also accredited organisations that are actively increasing representation of women in senior roles, supporting parents and carers, preventing harassment, and putting in the extra effort to promote gender equality.

Other organisations that made the list include:

  • Mercer
  • Marks and Spencer
  • Accenture
  • Aviva
  • British Army
  • Deloitte
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Deutsche Bank AG London
  • Ernst and Young
  • Santander UK
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Fujitsu
  • PepsiCo UK and Ireland
  • Shell
  • Ofcom
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Sylvia Pozezanac, chief executive at Mercer UK, said: “At Mercer, we champion diversity in its fullest and recognise the importance of all colleagues having equal access to opportunities for development and progression.”

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Mercer is committed to creating and sponsoring a culture that supports colleagues of any race, gender, age, or any other characteristic to enable them to succeed and feel comfortable in bringing their whole self to work.

“We’re proud of the steps we have taken to improve our gender balance at all levels and to remove barriers through a variety of initiatives and policies. We recognise there is still much more we can do as a firm as we continue our commitment to building a working environment that is wholly inclusive and diverse.”