At Sky, our ambition is to be the most admired company and industry leader for inclusion both on screen and behind the scenes. We know that embracing different perspectives fosters innovation and diverse voices contribute to the decisions we make as a business to help us better anticipate and meet the needs of our customers.
We work closely with independent production companies and a number of external organisations, such as the Journalism Diversity Fund and the Creative Diversity Network, to diversify the talent pipeline into Sky and the industry as a whole. Sky supports and endorses industry wide schemes such as BAFTA Elevate which encourages diversity and inclusion on screen as well as behind the scenes.
In March 2018 we released our Gender Pay Gap Report, declaring a gender pay gap of 11.5% mean. As with many big organisations we have more men than women in senior, digital and technology roles and this is what is driving our gap. We know that when we achieve gender parity across these areas our gender pay gap will be eliminated.
We’ve already initiated a number of programmes aimed at improving gender representation across our many different teams. Sky have ambitious targets in place – such as aiming for 50:50 gender balance amongst our most senior roles by 2020 – which demonstrates the importance we’re placing on improving gender balance across all levels of our organisation.
Our internal ‘Women@Sky’ network enables both men and women to connect and share experiences whilst also providing activities for their personal development. We’ve also delivered a number of enhancements to better support people juggling home and work responsibilities. We provide a range of on-site services, have improved technology and introduced an emergency
family care benefit. This has helped us be recognised as one of the
Times Top 50 employers for Women.
Four further employee-led networks help our people promote inclusion and diversity throughout our different communities and teams: LGBT+@Sky, Multiculture@Sky, Parents@Sky and Body&Mind@Sky. Each network provides community, organises regular events and encourages employees to support one another.
At Sky, we recognise that progress comes faster with focus. That’s why our work on culture underpins all aspects of diversity and inclusion. We want our people to be themselves, value
diverse ideas and backgrounds, and deliver the best work of their lives.
Read Paul Toomey’s story for an insight our internal networks.
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