Employers winning for women: Army, Ashurst and Unilever

Gender equality award winners and The Times Top 50m Employers list 2017.

Today (27 April 2017), Business in the Community has announced which 50 organisations have secured a place on this years’ The Times Top 50 Employers for Women list, alongside the three organisations that have been named as winners in the 2017 Gender Equality Awards.

Business in the Community Award Winner planter 2017 Business in the Community runs a single combined entry process for both The Times Top 50 Employers for Women list and the Business in the Community Gender Equality Awards, of which there are three Award categories. 

Our winners and finalists are:

  • Responsible Business Award for Gender Equality 2017:
    Winner – Unilever (Finalists: Accenture and Barclays)
  • Gender Champion Award:
    Winner – General Sir Nick Carter KCB, CBE, DSO, ADC, British Army. (Finalist: Chris Stylianou, Chief Operating Officer, UK & ROI, Sky)
  • Game Changer Award:
    Winner – Ashurst

The awards celebrate outstanding progress and examples of best practice, impact, innovation and individual achievement. Find out more about the award categories and the winning case studies here. <Gender Award URL>

The alphabetical and unranked Top 50 list acknowledges UK employers that are making gender equality a key part of their business strategy. This list is published in a dedicated supplement within The Times during the charity’s Responsible Business Week, taking place this week. Twenty sectors are represented in the Top 50 list, including the arts, consumer goods, entertainment & telecommunications, financial services, legal, public sector and utility sectors. Find out who is in Top 50 list >>

Kathryn Nawrockyi, Gender Equality Director, Business in the Community, said: “Huge congratulations to all the organisations in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017 and to the Business in the Community Gender Equality Awards Winners and Finalists. They have made significant progress to understand and address the barriers to equality that women face at work and put fundamental workplace culture change at the core of their activity, recognising the benefits this brings to women and men at all levels and to the organisation as a whole. I hope other employers will follow their example.”

Times Top 50 logo in amber with Business in the Community logo


Emma Tucker, deputy editor of The Times, says: “In the seven years since The Times first published the Top 50 Employers for Women supplement we have seen great advances towards gender equality in the workplace. However, more remains to be done both in the boardroom and on the shop floor and we are again delighted to support Business in the Community's campaign to create a fairer and better working environment for women.”