The Women in Tech Employer Awards 2020 Winners

The Women in Tech Employer Awards 2020 Winners!

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In association with Women in Tech, the Women in Tech Employer Awards are delighted to announce our winners for 2020. Thank you to our judges and to all of this year’s entrants.

 

Best Employer for Benefits

Sponsored by Drewberry

And the winner is…La Fosse Associates

The judges said that 40% equity for staff is really outstanding and rare these days.  La Fosse Associates are completely people centric and offer an incredible range of benefits.

Best Employer for Flexible Working

Sponsored by UCAS

And the winner is…Form3

The judges said that the flexibility was beyond just being able to work from home, it was about being truly flexible and open for employees. They have a great employee engagement score and the flexibility and culture of the business is really refreshing.

Best Employer for Training

Sponsored by The Learning People

And the winner is…PepsiCo

The judges said that PepsiCo had amazing stats on female employees in tech roles.  Their lift programme is very impressive, the training is tailored to women and not just a generic programme; it feels like they have really gone all out to make this accessible.

Best Employer for Parental Support

Sponsored by Avanade

And the winner is…FreeAgent

The judges chose FreeAgent because they showed that they have a really supportive and positive company culture across a range of benefits and especially Parental Support.

Best Supplier Innovation

Sponsored by Sparks and Jupiter

And the winner is…Gapsquare

The judges thought that Gapsquare really recognised the challenges during the COVID crisis, a time that we know has impacted women so much and they have been really innovative in their approach to support women.

Best Recruitment Agency

Sponsored by Talent Nexus

And the winner is…Salt

The judges said this was a very impressive entry that really demonstrated Salt’s commitment to supporting women internally and externally.  They have gone above and beyond placing people.

Best Recruitment Application Process

Sponsored by Recii

And the winner is…FreeAgent

The judges said that FreeAgent have put a lot of thought into this process, from the careers page through to the hiring, it is very well thought through. They put the candidate first and really think about how it works for them.

Best Public Sector Employer

Sponsored by Diversity in Tech

And the winner is…DWP Digital

The judges said that for a public sector organisation that is complex as they are, they are going above and beyond. They are investing in this space significantly, showing a wide range of initiatives to help get women into tech, and have made a clear impact in this area.

Best Graduate Employer

Sponsored by ITgraduatejobs.com

And the winner is…Avanade

This was a unanimous decision amongst the judges.  Avanade have so many programmes supporting women throughout their career and really demonstrated how they support women and train them.  An excellent entry and a clear winner.

Best In House Recruiter

Presented by Anthony Sherick, Head Judge

And the winner is… Magda Hoffman at Avanade

The judges thought that Magda gave really clear statistics on your hiring results and the stats were absolutely brilliant! Magda showed a clear understanding of the market and her entry really set her apart from everyone else.

Best Mentorship Programme

Sponsored by National Audit Office

And the winner is…KPMG LLP

The judges said that KPMG have grown the programme from 30 to 300 in just a few years and the stats show really amazing results. This programme shows that they have really thought of everything and the feedback from the mentees is exceptional.

Special Award for Best Mentor

And the winner is…Toni Scullion at Dresscode

The judges were also really impressed with another entry in the Best Mentorship Programme category and as such decided to award Dresscode with a special award for Best Mentor.

Best Employer Network

Sponsored by Technojobs

The judges had a tough time judging this category as there were so many great entries, so they decided to highly commend KPMG LLP

And the winner is…Deloitte

The judges said that Deloitte have created a great network that is a force for good externally but also focusses on their internal network and supporting women in their business. A very worthy winner.

Best Small Business Tech Employer

Sponsored by FreeAgent

And the winner is…Lettus Grow

The judges said that for a smaller employer it is great to see that they are putting an emphasis on women in technology right through from recruitment to retention.  They are clearly addressing the gender balance at all levels.

Best Tech Employer (50 – 500 Employees)

Sponsored by Client Server

And the winner is… Sparta Global

The judges were really impressed with the massive programme they are running to support women in tech. They offer free tech training and are constantly running initiatives to address the gender balance.

Best Tech Employer (Over 500 Employees)

Sponsored by Women in Tech

And the winner is…Capgemini UK

The judges said that Capgemini UK were a clear winner, a really impressive entry covering flexible working, the pay gap, the board – just so impressive!

 

Congratulations to all of the finalists and winners in the Women in Tech Employer Awards 2020! If you missed the show you can watch it again here.