Posted on 3/09/2016 by Eliza Mould
“How do we attract, retain and promote talented women within our organisation?” A question that used to be seen as a side issue by so many is now front and center of organisational strategies and at the heart of many organisations cultural values right across the city.
With overwhelming evidence that proves organisations with the largest number of women in their senior teams show superior growth in equity, operational results and share price it is no surprise that promoting and developing the female pipeline is now a priority for many businesses.
Here at Twenty Recruitment we don’t just talk about the need for a diverse workforce across the city but we are actively trying to challenge and change a culture that holds women back.
This week the winners of the WeAreTheCity Top 50 Rising Stars were announced and here at Twenty Recruitment we are very proud to be sponsoring their award for ‘Rising stars in HR & Recruitment’. These awards were introduced to showcase the pipeline of female talent in the UK and to create much needed role models for women across different industries and professions.
With over 340 entries and over 15,000 votes cast it really is a fantastic achievement for all the winners and we want to say a very special well done from everyone here at Twenty to our special winners in the ‘Rising stars in HR & Recruitment category’:
Angela Cooke, PwC UK
Becky Rodgers, C&C Search
Mel Aston, Merlin Entertainments PLC
Mitra Janes, DLA Piper
Rosa Goncalves, Kidbrooke Community Enterprises
We can’t wait to join all of the winners in the House of Commons on Tuesday 8th September to celebrate their achievements and success and with our own female Director and Board Member, Ak Kaur, presenting these awards.
Initiatives such as these awards are driving forward the progress and prominence of women in the city and go some way to answering the complex question of how companies can attract, retain and promote women in the city.