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Royal Navy named as top employer for women on times list

Royal Navy named as top employer for women on times list
21 April 2016
The Royal Navy has been named as a leader on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2016.

The unranked alphabetical list 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 Gender Equality Director AT Business in the Community said: “Huge congratulations to the Royal Navy on being named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2016 – the process was highly competitive so they should be extremely proud of their success. 

“They have demonstrated a commitment to fundamentally changing workplace processes and cultures to make them inclusive to all, benefitting women and men at every level in their organisation, and I hope they inspire other employers to do the same.”

We have worked extremely hard to ensure that our female personnel feel valued and supported – in particular through our Gender Inclusion Programme

Vice Admiral Jonathan Woodcock

The Royal Navy’s Second Sea Lord Vice Admiral Jonathan Woodcock said he was delighted with the news.

“We have worked extremely hard to ensure that our female personnel feel valued and supported – in particular through our Gender Inclusion Programme which aims to create an inclusive environment where women will feel respected and can reach their full potential,” he added.

The Times Top 50 Employers for Women list involves a comprehensive submission process managed by the gender equality campaign at Business in the Community. 

All organisations within the Top 50 have demonstrated that gender equality is a key part of their business strategy, with consistent commitment to creating workplaces and cultures that are inclusive of women from entry level through to senior leadership.

Emma Tucker, Deputy Editor of The Times, said: “The Times is pleased to celebrate Business in the Community's 25 years of campaigning for gender equality by publishing a special report to mark its 2016 list of the Top 50 Employers for Women. 

“The supplement will highlight the advances these 50 organisations have made in increasing opportunities and creating working environments where women are free to reach their full potential and also explore those areas where more needs to be done.”

The full alphabetical and unranked list can be found online: http://gender.bitc.org.uk/TTT502016

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