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Deloitte named a Top 50 Employer for Gender Equality

Deloitte UK has today been named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality list for the ninth year running. The list, which is published in partnership with Business in the Community (BITC), recognised Deloitte as one of the top 50 organisations that continues to prioritise gender equality.

Deloitte in the UK continues to remain committed to offering our people flexibility in where and how they choose to work and our approach to hybrid working is an important part of how we support our people.  We have expanded our Future Leaders Programme, launched in June 2022, to 1,000 people, aiming to improve the representation of women and underrepresented ethnic groups at all levels of our firm. This year’s Deloitte UK partner promotions saw 27 (33%)  women being promoted, increasing the total number of Deloitte’s women partners to 412 (30%).

Jackie Henry, managing partner People and Purpose at Deloitte, said: “Our inclusion in The Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality list is an important recognition of our commitment to creating an inclusive workplace, where everyone can thrive at work.  We recently announced that we’ve met our 2025 target for the number of women partners a year early - that’s something we’re really proud of, but of course the work doesn’t stop here. We will continue to hold ourselves accountable and to strive for greater gender equality.”

Over the past few years, Deloitte launched a series of new policies to support gender equality. This includes enhancements to parental leave, bereavement and baby loss, and a new menopause policy and community, alongside cover for assisted fertility treatment and gender dysphoria as part of the firm’s private medical insurance.

Charlotte Woodworth, Gender Equality Director at Business in the Community, said: “Being named as a Times Top 50 employer for gender equality demonstrates Deloitte’s commitment to driving a more equitable, inclusive world. But while the employers who made the list are doing great work prioritising gender equality, there is still more work to do. From addressing pay disparities to better supporting those with caring responsibilities, many employees, women among them, still face barriers to finding employment and progressing in their careers. It is every employer’s responsibility to play their part in reducing and removing gender inequalities from the workplace, and research shows this isn’t just the right thing to do, it also makes business sense.”



Notes to editors:

Details on family policies changes for Deloitte in the UK include:

Enhanced parental leave

  • Deloitte has increased the length of its enhanced maternity, adoption and surrogacy pay from 16 weeks’ full pay and ten weeks half pay to 26 weeks full pay. In addition, Deloitte’s people are eligible for enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption from their first day of employment at the firm.

Bereavement leave

  • Deloitte has increased bereavement leave for immediate family members from two days to two weeks paid leave. For parents who experience the loss of a pregnancy or baby, their entitlement has changed from two weeks’ paid leave after week 24 of pregnancy, to two weeks’ paid leave for loss at any time during pregnancy.

Menopause Plan

  • Deloitte has introduced guidance to support those affected by the menopause. Deloitte’s new single cover Private Medical Insurance, effective for all its people from 1 January 2023, includes a ‘Menopause Plan’, offering anyone going through the menopause tailored medical support. In 2024 we launched a new menopause community.

Inclusion at Deloitte

  • Deloitte has embraced diversity, ensuring “conscious inclusion” within its succession, progression and promotion approaches to eliminate bias and ensure equality of opportunity at all levels.
  • Deloitte offers additional targeted developmental support (including sponsorship and workshops) to high potential individuals. They review future promotions through both gender and ethnicity lenses to eliminate bias and track and monitor progress against our inclusion goals.
  • Recruiters and hiring managers are trained on bias and inclusion. They also outline expectations of key suppliers regarding diversity and inclusion.
  • Deloitte has increased the number of women interviewers and increased female representation at student events. We run specific events to attract women, for example our Women in Tech Network work with schools and universities to attract more women to technology careers.
  • We target the recruitment of women through programmatic ads and mobile advertising.
  • Deloitte offers Return to Work opportunities for those that have been out of the workplace for more than two years. This includes its year-round supported hiring route. 94% of returners have been female, the majority being a parent or carer. In 2023 we made 93 hires and increase from 68 in 2022.
  • Since the summer of 2021, as part of our post pandemic approach to hybrid and flexible working, our approach is based on giving our people flexibility and trusting them to choose where to do their best work for our clients. To support this further, we have developed the Ways of Working Framework (which they have open-sourced to support other organisations in having inclusive conversations) – a simple tool to help everyone talk about our individual needs and how they can balance our preferences with those of our colleagues.
  • Deloitte has announced that its UK people are now able to choose when they take public holidays.
  • UK offices have been transformed with more collaboration spaces and the latest audio and video technology to better enable hybrid meetings.
  • Deloitte launched its ‘Future Leaders Programme’ in 2022. This programme aims to improve representation of women and underrepresented ethnic groups in leadership roles. The first cohort of 500 (76% women) ran in 2022 and consisted of training, networking and peer learning. Nearly a quarter (24%) were promoted in its first- year. The programme has been extended to an additional 1,000 people.
  • Deloitte was named in the 2024 Sunday Times Best Places to Work list.

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