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21 July 2022

Principality Building Society named first in the 2022 UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women

Principality Building Society has been ranked first place in the Super Large Organisation List in the 2022 UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women.

It’s another great accolade for Principality Building Society, who in April, ranked 9th in the Great Place to Work's UK Best Workplaces (Super Large Organisations) 2022 list, sitting alongside an 8th place finish, in the Great Place to Work's Best Workplaces for Wellbeing (Super Large Organisation) 2022 list that was announced in February. 

The ranking is driven directly from the feedback and comments that women from across Principality shared via the 2021 Great Place to Work survey. Principality’s list of achievements includes a flexible working policy which is available from day one with the business with unlimited changes, fully hybrid working for all, a policy for additional leave for dependents, a menopause policy, and the development of a GROW network to advocate for women in the workplace.

Principality is one of the first building societies to have both a female CEO and Chair of the Board, with female representation at the executive committee rising from 25% in 2016 to 43% in 2022.

Julie-Ann Haines, CEO at Principality, said: “It’s encouraging that the women within our workforce feel that we’re taking steps in the right direction, slowly, step by step, to empower change and bridge the gap of gender inequalities felt across society. However, I know we still have a long way to go to keep progressing to achieve our ambitious goals. We must remain focused on becoming an even more inclusive business for our colleagues, to ensure that internally we are reflecting the diversity of our membership.”


Published: 21/07/2022

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