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CMS makes The Times Top 50 Employers for Women list 6th year running

29 April 2021

CMS has been named as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women in 2021. This marks the 6th consecutive year that CMS has earned a place in the annual list, demonstrating the strength of the firm’s commitment to D&I and gender equality. 

Penelope Warne, The Senior Partner at CMS, comments: “We are proud that for the 6th consecutive year, The Times has recognised CMS as a leading employer for women. Gender equality and women’s careers are central to our culture in supporting all diversity and all careers. Supporting women’s careers is very important to our firm and we are very pleased that our commitment to support women’s careers during a particularly challenging year have been recognised.”

The Times Top 50 Employers for Women is the UK’s most highly profiled and well-established listing of employers striving for gender equality in the workplace. Run by the charity Business in the Community – The Prince’s Responsible Business Network – for more than a decade, the incredibly competitive process identifies companies which make gender equality part of their business strategy and are trying to bring it to life at all levels of the organisation. 

Applicants for the 2021 list were assessed on a range of areas known to impact gender equality at work including their approach to recruitment and flexible working, family friendly policies and in particular, how they championed gender equality in the context of the pandemic. 

Charlotte Woodworth, Gender Equality Director at Business in the Community, said: “COVID-19 has shone a light on how far we have to go on gender equality: by having to pick up things like the bulk of extra caring responsibilities, women have been disproportionately affected by lockdown. We congratulate the many employers who have maintained their efforts towards gender equality at this time, often introducing innovative policies to support their workforce during this period. This year’s application process for The Times Top 50 Employers for Women was the most competitive one we have seen in five years. Employers like CMS haven’t forgotten women at work and they are committed to making gender inequality a thing of the past.”

The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2021 can be found here.

Times Top 50 Employers for Women