Testimonials and media coverage

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Here are just a few examples of external perspectives on the work done through the Diversity Champions programme. If you would like to talk to one of our existing members about what they get from their relationship with Stonewall please contact us

‘We have partnered with Stonewall for ten years and value the opportunities their Diversity Champions programme provides us with to engage with a broad range of organisations on best practice and shared knowledge. Leveraging this collaborative experience helps us in our commitment to an inclusive working environment where dignity and respect are paramount.’ 

Anita Harper & Michelle Mendelsson, Co-Heads of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Credit Suisse

‘I’m very proud that Stonewall have named us as their number one workplace. I think it’s very important that the Home Office draws employees from the widest possible talent pool and I hope what this award does - being named by Stonewall as the number one employer for lesbian, gay and bisexual people - shows that’s exactly what we’re doing.’

Home Secretary Theresa May on the importance of the Home Office being named Stonewall's most gay-friendly employer 2011 

‘A place in the Stonewall 100 is coveted by big employers, a sign of their openness and inclusivity, with a kite mark proudly displayed on their corporate literature.’

The Independent, Thursday 23 June 2011

'The Stonewall Scotland workplace team have provided fantastic support to COPFS through the Diversity Champion programme, giving invaluable advice and guidance on a range of LGB issues and helping us improve the way we engage with our LGB staff. The opportunity to network with other organisations that are part of the programme has been hugely beneficial too, and we look forward to continuing to work with Stonewall as Diversity Champions in the coming years.'

Catherine Dyer, Crown Agent, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

'To say we are thrilled and proud to be named Stonewall’s Employer of the Year 2012 is truly an understatement. We believe that a strong commitment to diversity and inclusiveness is not only important for our people, but is also a business imperative in what is an increasingly competitive and interconnected world… Our engagement with Stonewall has directly resulted in change within our firm; good for our people and our reputation in the marketplace.'

Liz Bingham, Managing Partner for People, Ernst & Young

‘Rugby Football League is proud to be the first National Governing Body of sport to join the Diversity Champions Programme. Stonewall has provided invaluable support and information in our endeavours to create an inclusive workplace. We have embarked on an exciting and groundbreaking journey to create a genuinely inclusive workplace and sport.' 

Sarah Williams, Equality and Diversity Manager, Rugby Football League

‘Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme offers specialist resources for organisations seeking to become an employer of choice for LGB talent… Top of the Stonewall Index, Ernst & Young can now measure the business case after conducting global research around the correlation of employee engagement and the performance of business units. There was a clear link between those businesses with high engagement scores and the best profitability.’ 

Financial Times, Thursday 12 July 2012