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Best Workplaces™ for Women 2022: Representation, Breaking Taboos and Creating Equity at Work

Beth Taylor
20.07.2022

Ensuring people aren’t discriminated against, creating fair access and advancement for all, and fostering a sense of value and empowerment in employees is what being a Great Place to Work® is all about.

Now in its fifth year, our 2022 list showcases the largest collection of Best Workplaces™ for Women that the UK has ever recognised. Keep reading to find out how they made the list.

 

It All Starts With Fairness

Gender equality is not about treating men and women the same regardless of individual needs, it is about treating everyone fairly, regardless of gender. Ensuring equity at work means to compensate for women’s historical and social disadvantages that prevent a level playing field.

The UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women are helping to empower and inspire women in the workplace.

For example, the Women at Adobe employee network aims to attract, develop, and engage women and allies to “empower every woman to define and achieve her own success.” As part of the network their female executives shared their stories and insights in a video series to inspire and help other women.

 

Find more insights from the UK's Best Workplaces for Women in our new report.

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Shared Parental Leave

Sadly, it still often makes more financial sense for the woman in a heteronuclear family to take maternity leave - which often leads to the ripple effects of shouldering an unequal share of childcare going forward and is one of the biggest factors of gender inequality.

Shared Parental Leave is an important tool to tackle this injustice and create gender equity. The Best Workplaces™ for Women are leading the way.

One employee at Accenture notes, “Parental leave and attitude to parents is generally positive compared to other organisations - i.e. there is support for both men & women to take parental leave and there is support for parents to continue to grow their careers and progress whilst balancing family/life commitments.”

 

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