EY secures place in Top 50 Employers for Women list

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EY named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women

As an impressive and progressive global employer, EY has once again secured their place in a list of key employers supporting women.

EY celebrate their success in the Times Top 50 Employers for Women, “calling on all people to build a more inclusive, gender-equal world."

Additionally, EY has been ranked 63rd in the UK’s Midlands Top 75 Best Companies to work for.

Investment in initiatives to support high potential women

Successfully securing a place in the list results from achievement in relation to the workplace environment, inclusive leadership, development opportunities, wellbeing, pay, benefits and a commitment to ‘giving something back’.

Steve Varley, UK Chairman at EY, says, “We are very proud to be listed in the Times Top 50 Employers for Women. It is recognition for the focus we place on increasing the representation of women across our business, at every level.”

“Over the last five years, in particular, we have invested in targeted initiatives that support high potential women to progress their careers, including our sponsorship programmes CareerWatch and Future Leaders.

“During that time we have also embedded flexible working into our culture, which has now become the way we do business and introduced enhanced shared parental leave that is supported with family coaching. In 2016 we took another step forward by launching EY Reconnect, a returnship programme that has helped many professionals back into the workplace following a career break of between two and ten years.

“As well as progressing change within EY we have also helped to drive employer best practice outside the firm. Earlier this year, we published our partner pay gap figures, going beyond the UK gender pay gap regulations. In addition, we also published our ethnicity pay gap figures.

“The steps we have taken so far will help to accelerate gender parity in the workplace, but we do recognise there is still much to be done within our own organisation, the profession, and the wider business community.”

Chloe Chambraud, Gender Equality Director, Business in the Community, said: “Well done to EY on being named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2018 - the process was highly competitive so they should be very proud of their success. Their efforts are enabling women and men to contribute equally to society, and I hope other organisations will learn from their example.”

Commended for commitment to working families

With mental health and family focus firmly at the heart of the company’s ethos for being an inclusive place to work, the company has also been listed in the UK’s top 10 employers for Working Families, published by the Sunday Times.

Commended for leading the way in building flexible, family-friendly workplaces, the firm has adopted shared parental leave and offers career and family coaching for parents returning to work, to help their transition back into the workplace.

Debbie O’Hanlon, who leads EY’s National Markets business, covering all UK regions outside of London said: “I’m incredibly proud of our people; what they achieve every day for our clients and how they build a high performing, inclusive culture at EY. Being listed as one of the Best Companies to work for recognises their efforts, and together with our firm-wide investments, helps make EY a fantastic place to work.”

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