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What women want
PwC, EY, Deloitte and KPMG all made it on to The Times’ Top 50 employers for women list.
KPMG said it pays a lot of attention to gender equality. Its graduate recruitment is now 50-50 male/female and the firm’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. PwC is hoping to reach a target of 24% female partners against the current total of 18% by 2020. “It is going to be difficult for us to achieve but we have gone public on it,” she said.
PwC also runs programmes on unconscious bias awareness training and skills training to ensure women are able to achieve promotion.
Deloitte said that it really does do what it promises – provide a modern, inclusive and respectful working environment where women can balance a successful career with commitments outside work.
Other companies to make the top 50 include BT, HSBC, Shell, the Home Office, M&S, JP Morgan and Unilever.
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