Eight years straight: Hogan Lovells a UK Top 50 Employer for Women

Eight years straight: Hogan Lovells a UK Top 50 Employer for Women

Press releases | 24 April 2019

For the eighth consecutive year, The Times has recognised Hogan Lovells as one of the UK’s Top 50 Employers for Women.

The rankings and awards are run jointly by The Times and Business in the Community which is The Prince’s Responsible Business Network, a group of not-for-profit organisations of which HRH The Prince of Wales is the Royal Founding Patron.

Commenting on the ranking, Hogan Lovells Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing, Julie Thomas, commented:

“Consistent recognition in these rankings is testament to our commitment to embedding gender equality at the core of our business. We are dedicated to creating a workplace that attracts, retains and promotes people from different backgrounds, with different perspectives and life experiences.  We know that this diversity makes us a better business – one that is able to deliver a first-class service to our clients.

"We are proud to be a family friendly employer and to promote agile and part-time working opportunities, and are continually looking at ways to support our people more effectively during periods of family leave. We have also recently partnered with Reignite Academy to help talented lawyers back into the workplace after a career break.

"We reported a positive gender pay gap in favour of women partners for the second time this year."

The Times Top 50 Employers for Women lists the top employers for women in the UK, by identifying companies that have established programmes and procedures to promote diversity and equality. The unranked list acknowledges efforts by UK employers to honour their commitment to inclusive cultures that enable progress for women at all levels.

Chloe Chambraud, Director of Gender Equality at Business in the Community said:

"Historically companies focused on policies and processes to address the inequality and bias that employees face on a daily basis. But this is not enough.  It is only by changing the culture and promoting positive behaviours from the top that employers will see real change, and we look forward to supporting them on this journey."

Hogan Lovells inclusive culture has been recognised extensively in the UK marketplace, including:

  • Ranked in the Top 100 Stonewall Workplace Equality Index for the last nine consecutive years 
  • Voted a Top 30 Employer for Working Families in 2017 and 2018
  • Awarded Best Employers for Race by Business in the Community in 2017 and 2018
  • Ranked in the inaugural Top 50 Social Mobility Index in 2018
  • Awarded the National Equality Standard (NES), a rigorous benchmark developed for business by business, recognising the work we have done to address issues of equality, diversity and inclusion in the UK