Kia recognised for gender equality commitment

Kia UK has been named in the 2023 Best Workplace for Women list.

Launched by Great Place to Work, the work celebrates the best businesses across the nation when it comes to gender equality and culture.

Kia UK has its’ own women’s network and is an active member of the Automotive 30% Club. Recently it also partnered with Moving Ahead on inclusive leadership training for all employees as well as a cross-company mentoring programme to advance workplace diversity, equity and inclusion.

Supporting women in the workplace, Kia UK has recently launched the offer of Women in Leadership apprenticeships to foster talent and unlock potential, as well as menopause support.

Furthermore, Kia UK staff benefit from a newly updated, enhanced family leave policy with transition support through coaching, and both formal and informal flexible working.

Gemma Benbow, director of people and organisation at Kia UK, said: “The people employed by this company are its greatest asset and this is fantastic recognition of the hard work we at Kia put into encouraging a diverse and inclusive culture. There have been some positive steps towards equalising the gender imbalance known in the automotive industry and Kia is proud to lead the way to ensuring its future is fair and open to all. We believe that diversity drives better customer experiences, better products and therefore better business.”