BAE Systems has been recognised in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women list, which establishes the company as one of the UK’s leading organisations for its management of gender equality in the workplace.
The Top 50 Employers for Women list is produced in partnership with Opportunity Now – a gender campaign – run by Business in the Community and is free for any employer to enter with a UK presence.
Employers are asked to provide detailed information on their diversity practices as well as externally, ways they are promoting gender equality, diversity and inclusion.
BAE Systems’ entry outlined the company’s strategy for developing a pipeline of female talent and aspirations for greater numbers of women in higher management positions, supported by activities such as female orientated recruitment advertising, as well as success at the First Women Awards and Women in Science and Engineering Awards.
Helen Wells, director of Opportunity Now, said: “Any organisation included in the Times Top 50 Employers for Women list has to be commended for its commitment to actively recruiting, retaining and progressing female talent. The high number of entries and incredibly high standard of work being done towards gender equality and inclusion meant the judging process was extremely competitive.”
Andrew Davies, sponsor of the Programmes & Support Diversity & Inclusion Steering Group added: “This is excellent news for the business and richly deserved by the teams involved. But we shouldn’t be complacent, I’m keen that all our employees recognise the business benefit of embracing a truly inclusive and diverse culture. This I think will be key to the successful businesses of the future.”