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Empowering women places Eversheds in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women

  • United Kingdom

    18-04-2013

    Global law firm Eversheds been named as one of five legal service providers to feature in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women list published online today.

    The list highlights UK organisations that are leading the way for gender equality in the workplace and is produced by The Times in partnership with Opportunity Now, the gender equality campaign from Business in the Community.

    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 that covers their entire organisation, not just isolated areas. Employers must demonstrate factors such as a strong leadership accountability for change, organisational target setting, changing culture, including through mandatory unconscious bias training and comprehensive agile working schemes delivering business benefit.

    Ian Gray, Senior Management Team member leading on the development of gender diversity at Eversheds, said:

    “The importance of a balanced representation of men and women at all levels is huge. . The legal sector is working hard to address the historic imbalances in many firms and it is a great honour to be recognised, not only as a leader in the legal industry, but in the UK more generally for what we have already achieved, and the work that we are doing to progress further.”

    Kathryn Nawrockyi, Acting Director of Opportunity Now, said:

    “All organisations included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women must be praised for their commitment to the recruitment, retention and progression of their female talent. The high number of entries and high calibre of comprehensive activity made the judging process extremely competitive, but it is clear that this year’s Top 50 are leading the charge on organisational and cultural change, embedding accountability and delivery of activity at all levels, from the CEO to line managers.

    “Inclusion in the list demonstrates how businesses are recognising the benefits in utilising, rewarding and progressing the talent and skill of men and women equally.”

    As part of the awards ceremony for all organisations that featured in the list, Eversheds was shortlisted for the Inclusive Culture Award, and was the only law firm shortlisted in any award category.

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