LONDON – April 29, 2021 – Bain & Company is featured on The Times list of Top 50 Employers for Women in the UK, in partnership with Business in the Community. Experts recognised Bain & Company for its progressive workplace programmes, dedication to achieve diversity at all levels of the organisation and generous parental leave policies.
"We are proud to be recognised by The Times and Business in the Community as a top employer for women,” said James Hadley, Bain & Company’s UK Managing Partner. “We are committed to redefining the consulting industry and we will continue to invest in our greatest asset, which is our people. Our recruitment programmes, equal parental leave policy, flexibility options and overall culture of support are key components to that.”
Bain & Company is an industry leader in the UK in offering equal paid parental leave. New parents – regardless of gender – are eligible to receive up to 52 weeks of leave with the first 29 weeks fully paid. Bain & Company is committed to recruiting at parity and to retaining and promoting women at the same level as men. In 2018 Bain & Company launched the True North Scholarship for Women to support exceptional female students and encourage them to enter management consulting, an industry where women are traditionally underrepresented.
“Diversity is imperative to our success and gender equality is a key pillar of that,” said Sinead Fox, a partner at Bain & Company and lead for the ‘Women at Bain’ community in the London office. “We are committed to supporting our female talent and ensuring we have the right foundation to allow a broad set of diverse and exceptional people to thrive at Bain.”
Diversity, equity and inclusion is a strategic priority for Bain & Company, which relies on extraordinary teams that deliver unparalleled results for our clients. Bain & Company does this by assembling the most diverse set of experiences, backgrounds, strengths and perspectives and bringing this diversity to help our clients address their most important business challenges.
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 are assessed on a range of areas, including their approach to recruitment, family friendly policies and how they have championed gender equality in the context of the pandemic. The complete list of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2021 can be found here.
Bain & Company has earned recognition around the world as a great place to work. The firm was named as the #1 company in Glassdoor’s annual “Best Places to Work” list in 2021 and has consistently placed in the top four since the ranking’s inception. Bain & Company was named as one of Fortune’s “Best Workplaces for Women” in 2020 as well as one of Fortune’s “Best Workplaces for Diversity” in 2019. Additionally, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation recognised Bain & Company as one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” in 2021, with the firm earning a perfect score on the organisation’s annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for 15 consecutive years. Among its many other awards, Bain & Company has ranked in Mogul’s “Top 100 Best Places to Work for Generation Z in 2019,” and has also taken the top spot in Vault’s “Best Consulting Firms to Work For” ranking in 2021.
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About Bain & Company
Bain & Company is a global consultancy that helps the world’s most ambitious change makers define the future.
Across 61 offices in 38 countries, we work alongside our clients as one team with a shared ambition to achieve extraordinary results, outperform the competition, and redefine industries. We complement our tailored, integrated expertise with a vibrant ecosystem of digital innovators to deliver better, faster, and more enduring outcomes. Our 10-year commitment to invest more than $1 billion in pro bono services brings our talent, expertise, and insight to organizations tackling today’s urgent challenges in education, racial equity, social justice, economic development, and the environment. We earned a gold rating from EcoVadis, the leading platform for environmental, social, and ethical performance ratings for global supply chains, putting us in the top 2% among other consulting firms. Since our founding in 1973, we have measured our success by the success of our clients, and we proudly maintain the highest level of client advocacy in the industry.
About Business in the Community and The Times Top 50 Employers for Women
Business in the Community is the oldest and largest business-led membership organisation dedicated to responsible business. It was created nearly 40 years ago by HRH The Prince of Wales to champion responsible business. It inspires, engages and challenges members and we mobilise that collective strength as a force for good in society to:
- Develop a skilled and inclusive workforce for today and tomorrow;
- Build thriving communities where people want to live and work;
- Innovate to sustain and repair our planet.
Each year, Business in The Community invites companies with a presence in the UK to apply for The Times Top 50 Employers for Women by detailing what they are doing to work towards gender equality in their organisation. The list is selected by gender equality experts at Business in the Community through a competitive and robust application process. The list is published by The Times. It is unranked and in alphabetical order.