The category celebrates organisations that are leaders in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives, increasing diversity within the workforce and nurturing women’s professional development.
The Women of the Future Corporate Award seeks to identify organisations that are:
- Clearly and demonstrably committed to realising the talents of the younger women within their workforce;
- Showing innovation in how they enable their younger women to fulfil their objectives;
- Engaged in wider public debate about the role of younger women in society; and
- Committed to positive social change that will enable younger women to prosper.
Reed Smith has been leading innovative DE&I programmes for more than 20 years. The firm has a mission to be a standard-bearer for DE&I in the legal industry and is committed to delivering a just, fair and equitable working environment for all. A central part of Reed Smith’s culture and values is creating an environment where women throughout the firm have equal opportunity to excel. Reed Smith has taken a large number of innovative steps to provide active support and development opportunities for women.
The Women of the Future Awards were founded in 2006 in order to provide a platform to showcase remarkable female talent in the UK. The awards ceremony will take place on 9 November in London.