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What are the Working Dads Employer Awards?

The Working Dads Employer Awards, developed by the Equal Parenting Project and Music Football Fatherhood, are biannual awards that celebrate and recognise employers that are doing great work to support working dads.

The awards include four categories; flexible working, parental leave policies, supporting returning fathers and leadership and culture. All entries enter a rigorous judging process and those that have championed their category(ies) are recognised in the awards ceremony that takes place in parliament. Past winners have ranged from large multinationals to micro businesses from across the United Kingdom who are passionate in their support for moving toward gender equality in the workplace.

The next awards are in 2025 and nominations will open at the end of 2024.

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Why supporting working dads is so important

Supporting working dads is integral to helping families thrive, supporting parent’s mental health, closing the gender pay gap, promoting gender equality in the workplace and attracting and retaining top talent in an organisation.

The large disparity in the gender pay gap is the result of women being expected to take on primary childcare responsibilities and for us to address this, we need to support and encourage dads to share the load. This can be achieved through improved support for working dads. Importantly, this needs to be underpinned and led from the top, with leadership that create and nurture a culture where all fathers are encouraged and supported to be active parents at home.

The opportunity for a father to be at home to bond with their child and support their partner is integral to maintaining mental health, wellbeing and relationships. Supporting working dads also has huge implications for the outcomes for our children.

Winners

AON

WINNER

JOHN LEWIS

WINNER

British Medical Journal

WINNER

E.ON

WINNER

VODAFONE

WINNER

PWC UK LLP

WINNER

E.ON

WINNER

Suffolk County Council

WINNER

VODAFONE

WINNER

QBE

WINNER

The Parenting Policies Award

Flexible Working

The Supporting Returning Dads Award
The Leadership and Culture Award

Aviva

Winner

Suffolk County Council

Winner

John Lewis

Winner

Vodafone

Winner

Nationwide

Winner

Waltham Forest Council

Winner

Now Teach

Winner

Suffolk County Council

Winner

John Lewis

Winner

Suffolk County Council

Winner

Vodafone

Winner

AON

Winner

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Case studies published from the 2023 winners

Case studies published from the 2023 winners

Case studies published from the 2023 winners We are excited to announce that the case studies for the 2023 winners have now been published. The aim of the Working Dads Employer Awards is to celebrate the organisations that are doing fantastic work to support working...

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Announcing the winners of the Working Dads Employer Awards 2023

Announcing the winners of the Working Dads Employer Awards 2023

The 2nd Working Dad’s Employer Awards will be taking place in June 2023 in Parliament with nominations opening on the 20th March 2023. These Awards are brought to you by the Equal Parenting Project and Music Football Fatherhood, to celebrate the great work nominated organisations are doing in supporting Dads in the workplace.

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