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Workplace Gender Awards 2016 – The Finalists

Business in the Community has listed its 2016 finalists for good practice re gender equality. Business in the Community is the Prince’s Responsible Business Network.


The Engaging Women Award
This award is for a programme / i\nitiative that strategically engages with women in the delivery of business or service objectives. This may include activity with an internal focus, engaging with employees and / or activity which engages with external stakeholders. For example: female customers, clients, shareholders and / or engaging with women in local communities.

Awards 2016 Finalists:

Pinsent Masons
Southbank Centre

Inclusive Leader Award: Gender Champion
This award is for a senior executive who has made a remarkable contribution to championing gender balance and equality of opportunity in her / his organisation. It recognises an individual who has shown vision, leadership and enduring commitment to enabling female talent resulting in tangible and lasting culture change.
Senior executive refers to senior managers and above.
Business in the Community gender equality campaign Leadership Team representatives were not eligible to be nominated for this award.

Awards 2016 Finalists:

Andrew Bester, Group Director & CEO – Lloyds Banking Group
Linda Jones, Partner – Pinsent Masons
Geraldine Huse, Vice President Sales – Procter & Gamble
CIPD logo Inclusive Leader Award: People Manager

This award, in partnership with the CIPD, is for an exceptional people manager whose inclusive approach to leading diverse teams has engaged and empowered women / employees, leading to improved individual and organisational performance. This award was open to people managers at any level in the organisation.
Criteria for this award is based on the characteristics and behaviours of inclusive leaders as defined in From Pioneer to Mainstream research conducted by Business in the Community and Shapiro Consulting Ltd.
Business in the Community gender equality campaign Leadership Team representatives were not eligible to be nominated for this award.
Awards 2016 Finalists:

Philip Goodstone, Partner, Legal Practice – EY
Sam West, Resourcing Director – KPMG
Abigail Farnham, Account Director, Thames Water Contract – Pertemps

The Progression Award
This award is for a particular initiative / intervention which aids the progression of women and can encompass women at all levels – from non-managerial to the board room. For example: career development programmes; a training initiative; leadership programme or progression strategy / initiative.
Please note that: The primary focus of the case study in this category was not to be the organisations women’s network.
One programme with a global reach could be submitted in this category, but it had to include information on UK participation and impact.
Awards 2016 Finalists:

Goldman Sachs

The Talent Pipeline Award sponsored by Nationwide
This award is for a programme or intervention which focuses on creating, increasing and / or maintaining female talent pipelines. It could be relevant to pipelines at any level in the organisation from apprenticeships to the board room and could encompass attraction, recruitment and retention and external partnerships, such as with schools / colleges, etc.

Awards 2016 Finalists:

Royal Mail

The Transforming Cultures Award
This award recognises workplace programmes / initiatives or strategies that are effecting change at an organisational / cultural level. Examples could include programmes, initiatives or strategies that deal with: awareness raising, behaviour change, facilitating agile working practices, inclusive leadership, shared parental leave or addressing bullying and harassment.

Awards 2016 Finalists:

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

The Transparency Award Think Act Report logo
The Transparency Award is a partnership between Business in the Community and the Government Equalities Office which recognises organisations that are taking an active role in evaluating gender equality in their workplaces, taking action and publically reporting their progress. This is award is aligned with the Think, Act, Report Initiative and was open to organisations who are signed up to support it.

Previous Transparency Award winners and finalists were able to resubmit in 2016.

Awards 2016 Finalists:

BHP Billiton

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