Obelisk Support, one of our certified women-owned businesses, has been named as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2015 which recognises those companies whose dedication to gender equality in the workplace in Britain sets them out as exceptional.
Obelisk are pleased to be recognised as the main feature in The Times Top 50 special supplement, which was published as part of Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Week: https://lnkd.in/ez9ivdy
All the companies listed in the Top 50 have demonstrated that gender equality is a key part of their business strategy. Dana Denis Smith, CEO, highlights two things: firstly, Obelisk Support is by far the smallest legal company to have made the Top 50 and, secondly, they are the only legal support provider in the list. In this sense, their place in the list is pretty unique.
Obelisk is a company built on values and they pride themselves on having a purpose which is higher than just running a business. Their ultimate aim is to bring about positive change for women in the workplace, so to have their work and their values recognised in this way feels very special. But, above all, this achievement is testament to great work of the community of people who represent Obelisk: their team, their clients, their consultants and their supporters.
We’ll leave the last word to one of Obelisk's lawyers, who on hearing the news about The Times Top 50 sent them this incredible message:
‘Madeleine Albright once famously said “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” If that is true, there must be a special place in heaven for Obelisk. For the first time in my legal career I am truly recognised as both a woman and an individual, and that positively impacts not just my work but my whole life and those both supported by and supporting me. I am proud to be part of this remarkable business.’