The Department for Transport has been announced as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women for its work on gender equality. Run by the charity Business in the Community, The Times Top 50 Employers for Women is the UK’s most high-profile listing of employers striving for gender equality in the workplace and shows our dedication towards being an inclusive employer and a great place to work.
The prestigious accolade was presented to DfT for its work to improve the recruitment of women, secure a more diverse talent pipeline and promote flexible working and an inclusive culture, you can read more here. Examples include:
· mandating gender decoders to ensure the language in job adverts does not deter women from applying
· working across the transport industry to encourage more women and girls into STEM roles
· upskilling line managers and introducing extra policies to support the wellbeing of their staff, acknowledging many will have extra responsibilities, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic
The award also reflects the extensive efforts of DfT’s Gender Equality Network – a staff network with nearly 1,000 members dedicating volunteer time to supporting initiatives such as a domestic abuse charter, menopause support group and mental health and resilience support for all staff. A great video from our staff can be viewed here. Check out our linkedin post and message from our co-chair of the Gender Equality Network.