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The Group’s sponsors

The Group is supported by a range of organisations across the business world who help fund the running of the Group via its secretariat, Connect Communications.


At Centrica, we strongly believe that diversity within a workforce leads to a successful organisation, and we’re keen to ensure our culture and working practices are fit for purpose to attract and retain the best talent, both male and female. We are proud to support the APPG’s commitment to gender equality in the workplace.


IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-employed, represents the UK’s 4.8 million self-employed people. Women are the majority of the new self-employed, and now account for over one-third of the UK’s rising self-employed population.


NatWest_logo_svgMore than half the population of the UK is female but only 20% of businesses are owned by women. We are determined to help female business owners by making available to them our reach, expertise, knowledge, buildings and infrastructure, finance, mentoring, and connectivity.


As the professional body for recruitment, the REC is committed to promoting the importance of good recruitment. Open and inclusive hiring practices are essential if women are to have a fair chance of succeeding. Diversity and inclusion at work is also important for the future sustainability and competitiveness of the UK labour market.



NEW-ST-Logo_HiRes_CMYKShaw Trust is a national employment, learning and skills charity working towards building a society in which everyone has the opportunity to thrive and reach their full potential in the workplace. We provide employment opportunities, skills development training and health and well-being services across the UK. Gender equality is an important part of realising workplace diversity.


The University of Sussex is committed to both equality and driving change in the workplace to create opportunities for all to succeed. We want to ensure our female students and staff can thrive in their careers without barriers to study and employment.




Young Women’s Trust supports and represents young women aged 16-30 on low or no pay who are most at risk of being trapped in poverty. We offer free coaching and personalised advice on job applications, conduct research, run campaigns and work with young women to build confidence. We hope the APPG can help tackle the barriers facing young women and support efforts to ensure they secure fair financial futures.






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