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What women want...

28 June 2017

PwC, EY, Deloitte and KPMG all made it onto the Times Top 50 employers for women.

KPMG said it pays a lot of attention to gender equality. Its graduate recruitment is now 50-50 male/female and KPMG’s Melaine Richard said it has made a real effort to attract women since the financial crisis of 2008 made the industry less appealing to them.

PwC’s Sarah Churchman revealed it takes a ‘laser-like focus’ to ensure equality. By 2020 PwC is hoping to reach a target of 24% female partners against the current total of 18%. “It is going to be difficult for us to achieve but we have gone public on it,” Churchman said.

PwC also runs programmes in unconscious bias awareness training and in skills training to ensure women are able to achieve promotion.

Deloitte said that it really does provide what it promises – a modern, inclusive and respectful working environment where women can balance a successful career with commitments outside work.

Other companies to made the top 50 include BT, HSBC, Shell, the Home Office, M&S, JP Morgan and Unilever.

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