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Aviva named in Times Top 50 Employers for Women

We are proud to have been named in the Times Top 50 Employers for Women, compiled by gender equality experts at Business in the Community.

This recognises the work we're doing to promote gender balance and inclusion in the workplace, but there’s still lots to do. We’re committed to address barriers to gender balance and make sure we retain talented women at Aviva and support their progression.

Commenting on this recognition, Chief People Officer, Danielle Harmer, said: "It’s a fantastic achievement to be named in the Times Top 50 Employers for Women once again. 

"This recognises some of the great work we’re doing to retain and support the progression of talented women."

“It also shows the impact our policies, such as our ground-breaking approach to parental leave, have had.  But there is still much to do to achieve true gender balance in the workplace.”

Charlotte Woodworth, Gender Equality Campaign Director at BITC said: “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.”

Read more about the Times Top 50 Employers for Women

Read more about Diversity & Inclusion at Aviva

Notes to editors:

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