Barclays has been named by The Times newspaper for the fifth consecutive time as one of the top 50 places in the UK where women want to work.
This year’s list has been compiled in conjunction with Opportunity Now, a group of employers affiliated to the charity Business in the Community.
The Top 50 is a trusted and reliable reference guide for women wishing to choose the right employer, resulting in fierce competition between businesses to secure a place on the list.
Antony Jenkins, Chief Executive, Global Retail Banking, Barclays and Chair, Barclays Executive Diversity Group, said: “We place great importance on raising the profile of women so that our female colleagues can be inspired and encouraged to contribute even more to the success of our businesses. We are working hard on this agenda and making good progress; but we also recognise that we have a lot more work to do and we still want to see more women represented in senior roles across the business.”
Barclays also won the Advancing Women in the Workplace Award from Opportunity Now, an accolade which recognises organisations that aid the recruitment, retention and development of women in the workplace.
The award celebrates the progress made by Women’s initiatives Networks (WiN) across Barclays.
It was collected on behalf of all Women’s initiative Networks across Barclays by (pictured from left) Andrew Tinney, Barclays Wealth COO; Craig Jones MBE, Global Head of Diversity, Barclays Wealth; Ann Palmer, Director, Event Marketing, Barclays Capital, Barclays Corporate and Barclays Wealth; and Maggie Griffiths, Co-Chair of Barclays Wealth WiN. Also pictured on the right is Alison Platt, Chair of Opportunity Now.
Ann Palmer said: “We are honoured to have received this award.
“Barclays is committed to our gender diversity programme, and it’s great to have received external recognition for the initiatives and networks in place.
“We recognise the need for continual improvement, but this is evidence that we are making good progress in this area.”
Barclays supports a wide range of internal and external initiatives across the business to highlight the importance of gender diversity, including the annual Women of the Year Lecture in March and Lunch in October, our own internal Women of the Year Awards and the Group-wide celebration of International Women’s Day.