Professional and financial services featured prominently on the list compiled by The Times and published in partnership with Business in the Community, with Accenture named along with several banks including HSBC, RBS and Citi.
Deloitte was praised for its return to work programmes and its reporting of the gender pay gap, while EY was noted for its inclusive leadership programme and female partner target.
PwC was recognised for the success of its high potential female development programme Breakthrough, the launch of its return to work programme Back to Business, and the implementation of grade pool targets by gender (and ethnicity).
Gaenor Bagley, head of people at PwC, said, “We’re committed to gender equality as part of the wider inclusion agenda, and through our work we hope to inspire and motivate others to do the same. While it’s pleasing to be recognised by The Times and BITC, we have more to do, and we will continue to build on our achievements to date."
KPMG this year focussed its male colleagues to engage in gender parity and was involved in the HeforShe campaign.