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Nous supports Generation Equality this International Women’s Day

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Nous supports Generation Equality this International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day 2020 offers a chance to reflect on progress in achieving gender equality and identify areas where we have more work to do in efforts to achieve Generation Equality, this year’s theme.

Since it was established in 1999, Nous Group has been committed to realising the full potential of all its people and is pleased to report the latest data on our own performance in gender equity:

  • The leadership team at Nous – our Principals, Directors and Function Leads – is comprised of 50 per cent women.
  • The latest graduate intake, which joined Nous just a few weeks ago, is comprised of 50 per cent women.
  • The latest promotions round comprised of 50 per cent women.
  • The pay gap between men and women performing similar functions is just 1 per cent.
  • Part-time opportunities are being used by 23 per cent of women at Nous and 13 per cent of men.

Tim Orton, Founder and Managing Director of Nous Group, said the latest data was consistent with Nous’ long-standing commitment to the inclusion of women.

“At Nous we know that gender equality is not just something that is nice to have but is essential to a contemporary organisation committed to high performance. Our clients as well as our people benefit from us getting this right."

“This International Women’s Day I stand with people of every gender, age, ethnicity, race, religion and country to drive actions that will create the gender-equal world we all deserve. We can all be a part of Generation Equality.”

Sally Pritchard, the Chief People Officer, said Nous’ results on women’s inclusion were the product of a strong culture reflected in organisational practices.

“It’s natural to us to have a diverse and gender-balanced leadership team, promotion opportunities and graduate intake. Equality helps us make good decisions, and we believe in equal opportunity to flourish."

“Our position of parity or near-parity compares very favourably with industry peers. Across other organisations just 32 per cent of leadership positions were held by women in 2018/19, while women’s average earnings are 14 per cent less than the men’s average.”