We are one of the UK’s Best Workplaces for Women!
By Daisy Truman
This week we are really proud to announce we have been recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work®.
This award has only been running for 2 years. So we are really pleased that our hard work has been recognised and we continue to be a ‘great place to work’ for women. Ahead of the great news, I wanted to share the work that we have put in to make this possible.
In previous years we have placed in the Medium Category, but our success and growth has meant that this year we ranked in the Large Category.
I’ve been with MarketMakers just over a year now, and this was my first post-graduate job after finishing university. In that time I have worked for the Marketing department, working my way through a couple of different roles where I now support the team, our Marketing Director and Senior Marketing Manager (who are both women might I add) in the daily running of our marketing activity.
MarketMakers have been recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces for 6 years now and I really think it shows when you walk around the office and speak to members of the team. I’ve been lucky enough to help grow the amazing culture and environment that has been built by previous and long-standing male and female MarketMakers’ employees.
Strong female presence
One thing I really appreciate and recognise in my workplace is there are women working in all areas of the business. We have such a strong female presence in the office. As someone who is in the early stages of her marketing career and wants to one day progress into a leadership role, it’s great that there are so many successful and talented women working around me that I can get advice and learnings from.
We have a female…
- Marketing Director
- Commercial Operations Director
- 2 Operations Managers
- Financial Controller
- Managing Director (our sister company Really B2B)
- Learning & Development Manager
Over 43% of the MarketMakers group employees are female.
I feel completely supported in my workplace. Whether I want to follow any personal goals I might have, like going travelling or starting a family, there is a lot of support on offer for me to do those things. Both in the form of my line manager and in other departments like our Learning & Development team.
We also have a lot of internal and external training programmes on offer that I am looking forward to being able to utilise while at MarketMakers. Our Business School has created both the Elite Sales Programme and Optimum Leadership Programme to encourage all employees to help with their personal development and gain further training in departments like Sales and Management – 2 business areas that have typically been considered male dominated.
Also, for women who really want to focus on developing their career, support is available to help increase confidence, professional goal setting and ultimately provide a platform for women to strive in the workplace just as much as their male counterparts.
Both our senior management and middle management teams are 50% female.
For the last 5 years we have offered mentorship sessions and work experience to local school and college students. This helps with their work skills, development and confidence and also supports the development of our own staff who are providing the mentoring.
We take part in the Girls Network. This is a scheme run with the aim of inspiring and empowering young girls by connecting them with professional female role models.
A number of MarketMakers employees are taking part in this to make a difference to wider society and future women in the workplace. I am really proud that some of my colleagues are taking part in this, and this is something that I would love to take part in as my professional career progresses.
Quote from Ben Gautrey, Great Place to Work® Managing Director: We are proud that, thanks to this ranking and the insights afforded by our successful organisations, we are able to add to the conversation and help raise awareness of the importance of fairness around pay, recognition, training and development opportunities and work/life balance.