Landlords named in top 50 employers for women
Metropolitan and Genesis housing associations have been named as two of the country’s top employers for women by a national newspaper.
The Times Top 50 Employers for Women celebrates the achievements of companies across all sectors with an exceptional record in not only employing female staff but also in helping them to progress up the career ladder.
This will be the second consecutive year that Genesis has appeared on the list; more than any other housing association in the country.
The company has seen a significant rise in the number of women in its senior team, more than doubling its female contingent to 35 per cent in the last four years. A third of non-executive board directors are also women.
Genesis has also been shortlisted for the Inclusive Culture Award in recognition of its commitment to diversity training.
Meanwhile, Metropolitan has a workforce which is 60 per cent female. Their commitment to advancing the employment prospects of women has been shown by their Fast Forward employment programme for mothers with young children in north London.
The association also has its own women’s forum for employees, discussing issues such as equal pay, flexible work and childcare at a corporate level.
Bernadette Conway, chair of this forum, said: ‘Metropolitan recognises that it is importantto havean encouraging culture that supports all our employees to be high performers and achieve their aspirations, regardless of their gender. The fact we are listed in the Times Top 50 Employers for Women is testament to this and we look forward to working on more initiatives to enter for next year.’
Allison Sofekun, director of corporate services at Genesis, said: ‘We are all really delighted at this news. It reflects the real commitment by the leadership, and also tremendous support from both men and women, at every level of the organisation, to achieve this great result.’