Our firm recently won two awards in the United Kingdom in recognition of our work to inspire, recruit and promote equality for women in the financial industry.

In April, we were presented with the “Santander Award: Inspiring the Workforce of the Future” for our outreach programs to female students in secondary schools and universities. They include recruiting events and informational programs designed to inspire women to choose careers in finance and IT.

The award was given by Opportunity Now, a campaign that promotes the business case for gender equality. In a survey conducted by the group in partnership with the Times of London, Goldman Sachs was also named one of 2012's “Top 50 Employers for Women.” Opportunity Now Director Helen Wells called the award, “testament to the exceptional progress Goldman Sachs has made in promoting gender equality, diversity and inclusion—recognizing this as a commercial priority issue, not a women’s issue.”