National Grid has been listed as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2022. The list, published today, celebrates employers who have prioritised gender equality in the workplace.
National Grid is focused on creating a workplace where all its people can thrive. In 2021, National Grid reported no material gender pay gap in the UK, launched a new diversity strategy with clear objectives and greater accountability around the organisation to highlight that DEI is everyone’s responsibility, and hired its first Chief Diversity Officer to lead these efforts.
Katy Neep, Gender Equality Campaign Director at Business in the Community, said: “The Times Top 50 gives us hope that we are making strong progress in our goal towards gender equality and in our 40th year we call on all employers to be bolder, braver and faster in achieving that goal. This year’s application process was the most competitive one we have ever seen. Employers like National Grid haven’t lifted their foot off the pedal when it comes to supporting women at work and they are a strong example of what commitment to making gender inequality a thing of the past looks like.”
Lisa Waterhouse, UK Head of Diversity at National Grid, said: “Creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace is a top priority for National Grid. We know we need the best people with different backgrounds and experiences to help the business go from strength to strength, and making real, long-term progress on our diversity agenda is something we strive to do every day. This recognition reflects the actions we’re making to achieve gender equality across the organisation and our commitment to ensuring our workforce is representative of the communities we serve.”