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BLP loses top-50 employers for women spot

Norton Rose and Simmons new entrants in UK rankings 

22 April 2013

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By Manju Manglani, Editor (@ManjuManglani)

Berwin Leighton Paisner has fallen out of the cross-sector listings for the top 50 employers for women in the UK.

Newcomers Norton Rose and Simmons & Simmons have gained new positions, while Addleshaw Goddard, Eversheds and Hogan Lovells have held onto their places from last year.

Fifty businesses were selected by national newspaper The Times and Opportunity Now, the gender campaign from Business in the Community, for their commitment to gender equality.

Five law firms were listed alongside organisations in the financial services, technology and consumer goods sectors, among others.

Said Kathryn Nawrockyi, acting director of Opportunity Now: “It is clear that this year’s top 50 are leading the charge on organisational and cultural change, embedding accountability and delivery of activity at all levels, from the CEO to line managers.”

Businesses were ranked according to their ability to demonstrate gender equality as an integral part of their business strategy, with consistent commitment to progressing women in the workplace that covers the entire organisation, not just isolated areas.

Organisations are required to submit detailed information on both their internal processes and external activities to promote gender equality, diversity and inclusion and create opportunities for women in a wider context.

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