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Equity of Opportunity Award 

This award is to recognise where an individual, team or organisation has worked to create an environment where gender equity is valued.

What will the judges be looking for? 

The judges will be looking for examples of where an individual, team or organisation have helped to create the conditions for gender equity to be valued and where all individuals, not only women, can thrive as a result. Whilst not an exhaustive list, this could be by; changing paternity leave and pay policy so that fathers can take an equal share in caring responsibilities; taking positive action in recruiting or promotion to reduce possible effects of unconscious bias; senior leaders working flexibly thus giving ‘permission’ for everyone to do the same; female leaders role modelling being authentically themselves rather than reflecting the leadership style of the majority or male leaders role modelling inclusive leadership.

Finalists from earlier years 

Last year’s finalists were from BAE Systems, the MoD Civil Service and the RAF. The winner was recognised for the impact she has had on the MoD as well being a role model to others as the first female Chief Operating Officer within DE&S. The other finalists were nominated for: being an incredible role model for all women in defence and for setting up the Women in MAB Network; for her work in improving Gender Equity within BAE Systems.

Who can be entered?  

This award is open to all individuals, teams and organisations. Please note winners of any category are excluded from nominations for any Women in Defence UK award for 2 years.

Read the Terms & Conditions of Entry.

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