Prime Employers for Women

Where Women Work makes all the difference

International Women's Day (IWD) provides a key moment to celebrate the achievements of women in the workplace and shine a light on the employers supporting them.

While IWD is the biggest employee engagement day of the year, Prime Employers for Women maintain a deep and continuous focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) all year round.

Increasingly, organizations worldwide provide progressive policies, practices, benefits and support mechanisms so women's careers can thrive - and these workplaces offer appealing job opportunities. Plus, celebrating the work of women inspires further women to achieve their full potential.

There are a number of women in the workplace focused organizations like Lean In, Catalyst, and Where Women Work, that collaborate for International Women's Day to elevate the focus on attracting, retaining, and developing women's talent in the workplace.

Keen to work for a Prime Employer for Women?

Where Women Work is an International Women's Day collaboration and showcases employer commitment to recruiting, retaining and developing women's talent. The Where Women Work careers platform celebrates the impressive work of women, while providing evidence of how employers actively support women's careers worldwide. The platform provides insight into what it's like to work for a company, what the company does, and what career pathways are possible across the entire talent pipeline: interns, apprentices, graduates, experienced hires, women returners, executives - thus encouraging further women to apply for latest jobs.

Here are some employers working to support and advance women in the workplace.

Prime Employers for Women meet 10 criteria

Prime Employers for Women continuously:

  • demonstrate executive leadership commitment to gender equality
  • embrace a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • forge a female hiring pipeline from early career to executive level
  • value and support flexible working arrangements
  • provide formal avenues to address any concerns of bias
  • ensure women's inclusion from supply chain through to decision making
  • ensure marketing and communications are consistently free of stereotyping
  • provide external support for women's advancement
  • monitor progress and outcomes from diversity initiatives
  • participate in external validation of progressive employer practice


Where Women Work collaboration
IWD Toolkit
IWD Light Up
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