Linklaters named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017
Today Linklaters has been recognised for its leadership on workplace gender equality through being named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017. The Times Top 50 Employers for Women is published in partnership with Business in the Community, the Prince’s Responsible Business Network, as part of the charity’s Responsible Business Week.
The alphabetical and unranked list acknowledges UK employers that are making gender equality a key part of their business strategy, with consistent commitment to creating inclusive workplace cultures and progressing women in the workplace that covers their entire organisation at all levels. The list involves a comprehensive submission process managed by the gender equality campaign of Business in the Community.
Charlie Jacobs, Senior Partner, Linklaters LLP, said:
“We are honoured to be named by The Times as one of the Top 50 Employers for Women for the fourth year in a row. Promoting talented women is a top priority for us and we work with the 30% Club, IFLR’s Women in Business Law Group, Catalyst and other thought leadership organisations across the world, to share ideas and best practice with other leading organisations that are also committed to improving diversity.
“Over the last six years we have established the Linklaters’ Women’s Leadership Programme to provide a structured means of targeting those with the strongest potential as early as possible. The programme, which is run in association with Cranfield School of Management, consists of a series of events, learning and coaching sessions so that participants can receive dedicated support for their ongoing development, throughout their career at Linklaters.
“We continue to work with our clients, community members and business leaders through our ‘Inspiring Women’ and ‘Inspire to Succeed’ seminar series to discuss important issues on diversity and in March we celebrated International Women’s Day, across our global offices, with a variety of initiatives to highlight the outstanding achievement of women, young girls and those who champion women’s equality.”
Kathryn Nawrockyi, Gender Equality Director, Business in the Community, said:
“Well done to Linklaters on being named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017 – the process was highly competitive so they should be very proud of their success. Their efforts are increasing understanding of the barriers to equality that women face at work, and I hope other employers will follow their lead.”
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.”
The full list of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017 can be found online at: http://gender.bitc.org.uk
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