Rosie MacRae, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, SSE
In the last four years, Rosie has helped shape SSE’s Inclusion & Diversity strategy. Strides have been made at SSE with gender diversity: Gender pay gap reporting was published 2 years ahead of the legislative requirements, the ground breaking sponsoring of the Women’s FA Cup and more than doubling SSE’s female engineering graduate intake. This demonstration of strong gender disclosures and best-in-class policies and practices has led to SSE now included as one of the 104 global companies listed in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index.
Last year new research was carried out with Inclusion & Diversity experts Equal Approach to calculate SSE’s financial return on Inclusion. SSE learnt that the efforts in Gender Diversity have brought a £4.52 return for every £1 spent. There is now a clear strategy in place to increase this return to £15 per £1 spent by focusing less on specific diversity characteristics and more on building a truly inclusive culture.