Yoox Net-A-Porter Group has been named as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women today, in recognition of its work to break gender equality barriers in the tech sphere. Marks & Spencer was also named in the list.
The Times’ list is published in partnership with Business in the Community, the Prince’s Responsible Business Network, as part of the charity’s Responsible Business Week, which runs from 23 to 28 April 2018.
The list is unranked and published alphabetical order and celebrates UK employers that are building gender equality into their business strategy and have committed to creating inclusive workplace cultures and women’s progression at work.
Women now make up more than two thirds of the employees at YNAP, which is more than double the average in the tech sector. One of its three sustainability pillars focuses on Empowering Women, which includes initiatives such as its Women in Tech programme offering women social media forums, speaker events, mentoring and bespoke training.
“We are delighted to receive this fantastic accolade, recognising our leading work on empowering women and our efforts to increase the representation of women in tech. We understand the opportunity we have to act as role models in our industry and beyond,” said YNAP chief people officer Deborah Lee.
“We continue to look to the future as we seek to drive a shift in education and training to help meet the demand for digital skills and create female digital innovators,” she added.
The full list of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women can be viewed here.