Business in the Community Diversity and Wellbeing BenchmarkCapgemini has been awarded a GOLD banding for gender in the Business in the Community Diversity and Wellbeing Benchmark 2015, the UK’s most comprehensive benchmark for workplace gender and race diversity.

Almost 100 public and private sector organisations submitted workforce data on gender and race, and were assessed on a range of key areas, including career progression, recruitment, supplier diversity, and senior management and board representation of ethnic minorities and women.

Frances Duffy, CapgeminiFrances Duffy, Capgemini’s UK HR Director and Regional HR Lead, North & West Europe, commented: “We’re delighted with this achievement – we have demonstrated a strong commitment to creating inclusive workplaces where employees are valued and rewarded for their contributions to the organisation, regardless of gender.

“But we can’t rest on our laurels. It’s sobering to realise that, despite any number of initiatives and the concerted efforts of many people, the number of men both joining and working in IT continues to exceed the number of women. To achieve sustainable change, both Capgemini and the IT industry as a whole need to become a more attractive career choice for women. 

Kathryn Nawrockyi, Gender Equality Director, Business in the Community, said: “Congratulations to Capgemini on being awarded GOLD for gender in the Business in the Community Diversity and Wellbeing Benchmark 2015. They have demonstrated a strong commitment to creating inclusive workplaces where employees are valued and rewarded for their contribution to the organisation, regardless of gender. I hope other employers will learn from their example and use it to drive real change within their own organisations.”