Keep gender on the agenda

The HR manager of a Proctor and Gambel training scheme – has won a national award.

Sarah Tickle was recognised by Opportunity Now for her innovative approach to female development at work. Her training scheme looked at the differences between men’s and women’s working style and how it could impact on working practices.

Opportunity Now is a business-led campaign run by Business in the Community to increase women’s participation in the workforce at all levels.

The campaign has more than 350 members and this is the fifth year it has presented awards to employers for approaches to women’s development that demonstrate measurable and practical business results.

Tickle was presented with the award by Clara Freeman, director of UK stores and group personnel at Marks and Spencer, at an awards ceremony in London last week.

Freeman said, “I am convinced that senior management teams should keep gender issues firmly on their business agenda when women make up half the UK workforce.”

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