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    29-04-2021

    Eversheds Sutherland is listed in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2021

    Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that is has been successfully listed in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2021 for another consecutive year. 

    Run by the charity Business in the Community – The Prince’s Responsible Business Network – for more than a decade, The Times Top 50 Employers for Women is the UK’s most highly-profiled and well-established listing of employers striving for gender equality in the workplace.  

    The incredibly competitive process identifies companies which make gender equality part of their business strategy and are trying to bring it to life at all levels of the organisation. Applicants are assessed on a range of areas, including their approach to recruitment, family friendly policies and how they have championed gender equality in the context of the pandemic.

    This year, in addition to being including in the listing, the firm has also been featured in The Times Top 50 Celebration Report, which focusses on the ways in which employers have upheld gender equality throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. 

    Diane Gilhooley, Diversity & Inclusion Partner Sponsor at Eversheds Sutherland, commented:

    I am incredibly proud that in a year like no other we have maintained our focus on gender equality and have factored this in to our response to the pandemic and our plans to build back responsibly. The Covid-19 pandemic has heightened inequalities in many ways, but has also presented a unique opportunity for employers to take forward new ways of doing things. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our global strategy and progress on gender equality is more important now than ever. There is fantastic support for our work on gender from across our business and I would like to thank everyone involved for their time and dedication to making a positive difference.” 

    Charlotte Woodworth, Gender Equality Director at Business in the Community, said:

    COVID-19 has shone a light on how far we have to go on gender equality: women have been disproportionately affected by lockdown. We congratulate the many employers who have maintained their efforts towards gender equality at this time, often introducing innovative policies to support their workforce during this period. This year’s application process for The Times Top 50 Employers for Women was the most competitive one we have seen in five years. Employers like Eversheds Sutherland haven’t forgotten women at work and they are committed to making gender inequality a thing of the past.”

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