Nationwide Building Society named in top 50 employers for women list

21 April 2016

Nationwide 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.

Kathryn Nawrockyi, Gender Equality Director AT Business in the Community, said: “Huge congratulations to Nationwide 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.”

Nationwide’s Group Director Alison Robb said: “We’re delighted to receive this external recognition and to be named as one of the top 50 employers for women.

“Having a flexible environment in which everyone has the opportunity to thrive is fundamental to Nationwide and its culture. We’re continually adapting to support the various needs of Nationwide’s diverse workforce making us one of the top employers in the UK. This means we’re able to attract the most talented employees – irrespective of their gender – and continue to set the bar when it comes to services for our customers.”

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 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.

Notes to Editors

Business in the Community

Business in the Community is the Prince’s Responsible Business Network. Our members work together to tackle a wide range of issues that are essential to building a fairer society and a more sustainable future.

The gender equality campaign is committed to supporting employers to accelerate change for women at work:

Responsible business is about how a business makes its money not just how it spends its profit. It is about managing growth responsibly while reducing dependency on natural resources. It is about how the business operates as an employer, supplier and customer and how as a neighbour it helps to create vibrant communities where people can flourish.

With the encouragement of strong leadership, we are proving responsible business can be a force for positive change – and that tackling social and environmental issues can return financial value.

We are a business-led, issue focused charity with more than 30 years’ experience of mobilising business. We engage thousands of businesses through our programmes driven by our core membership of over 800 organisations from small enterprises to global corporations.

About Nationwide

Nationwide is the world's largest building society as well as one of the largest savings providers and a top-three provider of mortgages in the UK. It is also a major provider of current accounts, credit cards, ISAs and personal loans. Nationwide has around 15 million customers.

Customers can manage their finances in a branch, via the mobile app, on the telephone, internet and post. The Society has around 18,000 employees. Nationwide's head office is in Swindon with administration centres based in Northampton, Bournemouth and Dunfermline. The Society also has a number of call centres across the UK.

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