Nationwide is the world’s largest building society. They don’t label people. What they do is offer a wide and growing range of inclusive networks for employees to find help, support and inspiration and they welcome participation in all our Employee Network Groups (ENGs) from everyone within Nationwide.
Each network is sponsored by a senior leader and although each group has different priorities, they work together to share views, ideas and initiatives that help the mutual financial institution develop a better understanding of the many communities that make up Nationwide. The ENGs support the delivery of their Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) Strategy.
“Don’t look for a label. Just ask me my name.”
Nationwide currently have seven active ENGs :
Disability Network – Enable : Supports Nationwide to become an employer of choice for disabled people who share their values. The network helps disabled employees to develop and drive their career.
Ethnicity Network – EMAH : Champions the voice of ethnic minority employees, providing opportunities to contribute views and opinions on how Nationwide can be even more diverse and inclusive.
Faith and Belief Network – FaB : Supports employees to bring their personal faith and belief to work, bringing greater fulfilment and enriching Nationwide’s culture.
Gender Network – GEM : Gender Equality Matters (GEM) is their gender employee network, renamed to reflect their view that all employees should have the opportunity to realise their potential across the society. GEM supports Nationwide to attract, develop and retain talent. Through meetings and a range of information and educational events, network members share their views.
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Network – LGBT@Nationwide : Supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees so that they feel able to bring their whole self to work. The network collaborates with the central ED&I team to deliver activity and events that inform, educate and inspire.
Veterans and Reservist Network : Empowers veteran and reservist employees to have greater capacity to become involved in Nationwide life and delivers events and activity to celebrate armed forces heritage and culture.
Working Carers Network : Provides a safe space for employees to meet others with shared experiences and offers help and signposting to the relevant support.
And soon to launch… their new Parents Employee Network Group. Watch this space for details of this new awesome network!
WATCH :We love this awesome video. It’s set to a fantastic poem about diversity. Find out more about diversity at Nationwide and how they celebrate difference, and create a culture where employees can reach their full potential. “Don’t look for a label. Just ask me my name.”
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