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CMS named as Times Top 50 Employer for Women for fifth consecutive year

30 July 2020

International law firm CMS has been recognised by The Times as a Top 50 Employer for Women in its 2020 report. This marks the fifth consecutive year that CMS has earned a place in the annual list, further demonstrating the strength of the firm’s commitment to D&I and gender equality. 

Penelope Warne, The Senior Partner at CMS, comments: “We are incredibly proud that The Times has recognised CMS as a leading employer for women for the fifth consecutive year. Gender equality is at the heart of our culture and strategy and we are committed to supporting, and enhancing, women’s careers. From our approach to agile working, to our mentoring and well-being programmes, we continue to introduce and improve policies and programmes that promote gender-inclusion in our workplace. We are delighted that our efforts are being recognised and we will continue to champion equality, diversity and inclusivity in everything we do.”

The Times Top 50 Employers for Women is the UK’s most highly profiled and well-established listing of employers leading the way on workplace gender equality. The annual report shines a spotlight on firms that are making a real difference to improving inclusive leadership and transparency in the workplace. The selection process is highly competitive, with several hundred applications received each year. 

Charlotte Woodworth, Gender Equality Campaign Director at Business in the Community, adds: “Business in the Community’s Times Top 50 Employers for Women list is the longest running and most widely respected award for employers committed to achieving equality for women at work. This year marks ten years of the awards, and the bar was especially high. A decade of expertise and experience underpins Business in the Community’s assessment, which sees organisations reviewed across a wide range of areas including transparency around pay practices, family friendly policies and to what extent the gender equality agenda is embedded into wider strategy.”

The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2020 list can be found here.