News in brief
Eleven years of supporting women
Enterprise has once again been named one of the Times Top 50 Employers for Women. Following a rigorous assessment through the BITC’s gender diversity programme, Opportunity Now, Enterprise Rent-A-Car was named alongside 49 other businesses that champion gender diversity at a glittering event in London’s West End on 20th April.
Kathryn Nawrockyi, Director of Opportunity Now, said “May I take this opportunity to congratulate you on your achievement and your evident commitment to creating workplaces that work for women.
International Women’s Day
The 8th March was an incredibly important day for all the inspirational women at Enterprise worldwide. International Women’s Day gave employees the chance to ‘Pledge for Parity’ of treatment for men and women. Over 100 pledges were shared through Twitter by many of our leaders including our CEO Pamela Nicholson. Social media was flying with hundreds of tweets about all the regional events that were happening across the UK & Ireland.
Including contributions from all levels, International Women’s Day involved employees at all levels, discussing the importance of gender equality in everyday thinking and how the company supports the development and promotion of more women.
A new chief operating officer
Chrissy Taylor was recently appointed chief operating officer of Enterprise Holdings, which makes Enterprise one of the largest companies in the world with both a female CEO and COO. Chrissy is Jack Taylor’s granddaughter, and started at Enterprise as a management trainee 15 years ago. She has held several positions, and including working at the European HQ in Egham. Read her interview to learn more about one of Enterprise’s women in leadership.
Supporting women through sponsorships on campus
Featured here is the University of York’s women’s rugby team which are sponsored by the Northern England group as part of their on campus activities. Enterprise selected the sponsorship of this multi-cultural team with women from many backgrounds to show support for women succeeding in a typically male associated sport. Just like many people say cars appeal to men more than women, who says females can’t play a successful part in both?
Emma Wrigley wins University of Huddersfield’s
‘Excellence in Placement Award’
Emma wins this award after she took a placement with us in West Yorkshire last year and was promoted to Assistant Manager within 10 months.
Emma told us, “My placement at Enterprise provided me with the opportunity to build my confidence and use my own initiative on a daily basis. Taking ownership of my training file allowed my career to progress at a rate I was comfortable with. I was given numerous opportunities to demonstrate new skills and was encouraged to offer my own ideas and opinions. All this allowed me to build and improve a personal brand, contributing towards the achievement of my placement award.”