YNAP, Marks & Spencer and Co-op make top 50 Employers for Women list

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YNAP, Marks & Spencer and Co-op have been named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women award which celebrates companies closing the gender pay gap.

The new report published by the newspaper in conjunction with Business in the Community annually since 2011, seeks to shine a light on “organisations that promote gender equality, diversity, inclusion, and create opportunities for women.”

Fashion retailer YNAP, which reported that it had a below average mean pay gap of 17.6 per cent, alongside a median pay gap of 16.1 per cent earlier this month, successfully secured a top spot in the list.

“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,” YNAP chief people officer Deborah Lee said.

“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.”

Alongside YNAP was Marks & Spencer, which also reported lower than average mean and median pay gaps of 12.3 per cent lower and 3.3 per cent lower respectively.

An M&S spokesperson said: “We are proud of the progress of our gender equality network. We continue to offer mentoring to support women into senior roles, and more flexible working.”

Elsewhere grocer Co-op was also celebrated, with a spokesperson telling The Times: “We have a gender balanced executive team and we’re committed to building an inclusive organisation that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.”

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