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RBS is a Times Top 50 Employer for Women
The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2012 has once again recognised the strides that RBS has taken in recruiting, retaining and developing female talent. The list is compiled in partnership with Opportunity Now, the gender campaign from Business in the Community. This is the sixth year that we have been included in this list, and it demonstrates the importance that we place on ensuring RBS is inclusive for all. To find out more about the Times Top 50 Employers for Women award, and the submission criteria used for assessing entries, please click here .
Focused Women (FW) is the Group's largest employee led network with over 5,000 members spread across 30 different countries. The Network began back in 2007 by a dedicated group of individuals who wanted to do something for the female talent population, and remains centred on its original pillars of networking, personal development and giving back to the community.
FW is not a head office initiative. It is entirely run by RBS employees: all volunteers who do this on top of their 'day job' because they choose to. Whilst the mantra for FW is to attract, develop and retain the female talent pipeline, the Network welcomes male employees and individuals from all levels of seniority across the Group.
FW provides its members with the opportunity to meet people from all different parts of the Group that they may not normally have exposure to. Add to this the range of Personal Development workshops and the many Networking events that are run, and it’s clear the emphasis is on shaping a supportive community where like-minded people can develop and grow. Examples of sessions include an Audience with Stephen Hester, Chief Executive, RBS Group, How to make a good first impression, Benefits of Mentoring, Secret to Success and Building Confidence. There are also endless opportunities for members to get involved and participate in arranging and running sessions - thus increasing their own skill base outside of their normal remit; they can try something different in a supportive environment.
The Network currently supports four charities; the Breast Cancer Campaign UK, Everyman, Eaves and Sickle Cell Anaemia. So far we have raised over £100,000 and are still committed to giving back to the communities that support us.