We’re creating an environment where we can bring our true selves to the workplace, no matter what our differences may be. We know the power passionate and dedicated people bring to inclusion and diversity, so we encourage our employees to share their ideas and experiences, and to engage others in doing their bit for our Society. Real change led by our people.
We have eight employee networks at Nationwide (gender, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQ+, working families, working carers, faith and belief, and veterans and reservists). They’re run by volunteers and are the voice of our employees. They work together to share stories and experiences from our people, to educate us on our differences, and to help us create inclusive workplaces.
With help from the people within our employee networks, we’ve introduced gender neutral toilets, a passport for carers and another for adjustments, mentoring circles for those from ethnic minorities, and quiet spaces for when you need a moment to yourself.
We’re also really proud to support our LGBTQ+ employees and members. This year, we joined eight Pride parades and were the headline sponsors of our hometown Swindon Pride.