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Top Employer Awards

Workingmums.co.uk annual Top Employer Awards celebrate best practice in smart working and advancing women in the workplace.

The Awards recognise employers both big and small who have embraced the business benefits of flexible working and have been proactive in seeking to recruit and retain talented staff, particularly working parents who want to combine successful careers with being a parent.

LATEST NEWS: Shortlist announced for the 2014 Top Employer Awards. Click here for more details. The winners will be announced at an exclusive Awards ceremony and networking event in London in November 2014.

Our Keynote Speaker for the 2014 Awards ceremony and networking event in November will be Wendy Hallett MBE, Founder and MD of Hallett Retail. 



Overall Top Employer Award
Selected from the winners of the other Awards categories and representing the organisation deemed to have outstanding policies on work life balance, diversity and flexible working. More.

Innovation in Flexible Working Award
To be eligible for the Innovation Award, employers should demonstrate policies which are innovative in a particular sector or initiatives that break new ground. More

Career Progression Award 
To be eligible employers need to demonstrate initiatives aimed at developing women's leadership potential, including women's networks, mentoring initiatives and return to work programmes. More.

Best for Dads Award
For organisations showing specific policies targeting dads, such as inclusive parenting networks, publications and outreach targeted around dads' rights, shared parenting initiatives, and innovative policies on parental and paternity leave. More.

Talent Attraction Award
For organisations which can demonstrate that their recruitment process openly promotes flexible working. More

Family Support Award 
For organisations who demonstrate policies and practices which aim to make it easier to balance work and family life. More

SME Award [split into sections for companies with up to 25 employees and up to 250 employees]
For small companies who can demonstrate a real commitment to work life balance practices which specifically help working parents, such as flexible working, support on return to work from maternity leave and career development for women and show how these are of benefit to the organisation. More

Working Mums Champion Award
This Award is for stand-out individuals whose efforts have made a big difference to working mums in their workplace. More.

Click here to download entry forms. Questions? Please contact us

Meet the Judges

Gillian Nissim, Founder of Workingmums.co.uk

Jennifer Liston-Smith, Director of Coaching & Consultancy at My Family Care

David Dunbar, Head of BT Flexible Working Services

Dr Clare Kelliher, Professor of Work and Organisation, Cranfield University

If you want information about how you can get involved in the 2014 Workingmums.co.uk Top Employer Awards please contact Annika Williams or Arline Okin at awards@workingmums.co.uk or call 020 8432 6094.

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