MI5 has been named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017 for the second year running, reinforcing our position as a leader in gender equality.
The list, which is published in unranked alphabetical order, is managed by Business in the Community's gender equality campaign. Their awards, which are amongst the most comprehensive and prestigious awards for gender diversity and inclusion, recognise advances being made by organisations and businesses in creating inclusive workplaces where women are able to progress and reach their full potential.
Our Diversity and Inclusion Team said:
"We are proud to support our female talent with initiatives such as our Inspiring Future Women Leaders programme, which is a key part of MI5's efforts to be truly inclusive."
This award is the latest in a succession of honours to acknowledge diversity progress in MI5. For the last three years, MI5 has been placed in the top ten of the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index (and were awarded first place in 2016), the annual benchmark of best practice on how employers support LGBT staff.
MI5 was also awarded gold banding for gender (2015 and 2016) and race (2016) in the Business in the Community Diversity and Wellbeing Benchmark. This is the UK's most prominent benchmark for workplace gender and race diversity. It evaluates organisations on a variety of areas including career progression, recruitment, supplier diversity, and senior management and board representation of ethnic minorities and women.
MI5 were also accredited Disability Confident Level 2 in recognition of our commitment to providing every member of MI5 with the support and opportunities necessary to enable them to meet their potential.