The Times Top 50 Employers for Women

Now in its twelfth year, Business in the Community (BITC) celebrates employers who have prioritised gender equality in the workplace with the publication of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2022: Taking action on gender equality.

Despite the ongoing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and the cost of living crisis, The Times Top 50 list shows that employers are acting in ways that are driving progress towards gender equality. We want to recognise and celebrate those organisations making progress on issues that are known to affect gender equality through strategy, policies and culture.

Download The Times Top 50 Employers for Women Insights Report 2022 for a scorecard on how employers are doing in their efforts to create gender equal workplaces.

The Times Top 50 Employers for Women in 2022
Taking Action on Gender Equality

  • Read The Times Top 50 Employers for Women digital supplement On The Level with features on the gender pay gap, care policy and insights from the top employers on this year’s list.
Read The Times' digital supplement On The Level: The Business of Gender Equality

Policy to practice: Appraising the lived experience of women

This year was the most competitive in the list’s history, with the highest number of applicant organisations. Entrants were closely assessed on what they are doing to remove the drivers that enforce gender inequality. This year BITC included a further appraisal of the lived experience of women employees to examine the translation between policy and practice. After three independent rounds of blind assessment, a tie for the fiftieth place has led to 51 organisations being included on this year’s list.

Read The Times Top 50 Employers for Women Insights Report 2022 for an assessment of the applications to this year’s list.

Addleshaw Goddard LLPEnterprise Rent-A-CarNational Grid
Allen & OveryEversheds Sutherland NatWest Group
Anglo AmericanFidelity International Network Rail
Atos IT Services UK LtdFinancial Conduct AuthorityNorton Rose Fulbright
AXA UKGlaxoSmithKlinePepsiCo UK & Ireland
Bain & CompanyGoldman Sachs InternationalPwC LLP
Burges Salmon LLPGrant Thornton UK LLPSainsbury's
Capgemini UKHachette UKSantander UK plc
Centrica PLCJ.P. MorganShell UK
CityFibreJacobs U.K LtdTesco Stores Ltd
DeloitteKPMG UK LLPVodafone UK
Department for Work and PensionsLinklaters LLPWates Group
Deutsche BankLloyds Banking GroupWillmott Dixon
Diageo Morgan StanleyWorldline IT Services UK Limited
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A note on terminology

We use the term woman to include all people who self-identify as women and engage with their current or prospective employers as such. When we use the term gender equality we take this to mean equality for all genders and those who do not identify as a gender, for example, non-gender conforming, gender fluid or non-binary individuals.

About Business in the Community’s work on gender equality

Achieving a truly gender-balanced workforce means employers must recruit and progress the best talent, irrespective of gender. The commercial imperative for gender equality is clear. It enhances employee engagement, boosts productivity, meets the diverse needs of customers and suppliers, and improves brand reputation.

Make your workplace truly gender equal

BITC’s Route Map to a More Gender Equal Future outlines how businesses should protect and, where possible, accelerate gender equality at work. Follow the eight recommendations, from flexible work to transparency on how pay is set, to create a fairer workplace for everyone.

BITC is calling on employers to transform the way we think about combining paid work with care, to build a working culture that is in tune with the employees of today and tomorrow. Only when we do this can we hope to create a truly equal working world, where everybody who wants or needs to can care. Download our report Who Cares? Transforming how we combine work with caring responsibilities to learn more.

Learn more about how BITC can help you create a more gender-equal workforce.

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