We’re over the moon to have been shortlisted as part of workingmums.co.uk Top Employer Awards!
Our mission here at MUTU is to empower mums, and that goes for everything we do and every woman we work with, our customers, our employees and our partners. Making mothers feel supported in their career and through motherhood is deeply ingrained in everything we do, so we’re extremely happy to have been recognised for this award.
You may have heard of flexible working, it’s a bit of a buzzword right now, but basically it means employers facilitate flexible working hours to ensure parents, and anyone that needs to work flexibly, can do so while working their hours around things like childcare, school runs, even feeding and baby’s nap times. Whatever s**t you need to get done as a parent, flexible working is designed to make your life easier, so you can focus on being a parent whilst progressing in your career… Because you CAN and SHOULD be able to do both, if you choose to! And guess what? It works! It benefits both employees and employers.
29 employers and their teams have been shortlisted across the categories which include SMEs, Family Support and Career Progression.
We’re in the SME (Small to medium enterprise) category. To even be considered we had to demonstrate real commitment to work life balance practices which specifically help working parents, such as flexible working, support on return to work from maternity leave and career development for women.
Many of the women that work for MUTU are working parents who want to combine successful careers with being a parent, and we think we should make that as easy as possible for them to be badass at both.
Here’s what our very own Team MUTU mamas think…
“MUTU System doesn’t just offer flexible working, as a company it actively encourages and nurtures an environment for parents to thrive personally and professionally, with a great focus on empowering mothers to grow as individuals, people that matter, and who are helping to make a difference through the work they do. Flexible working isn’t just offered here because it ticks a box. It’s deeply ingrained in everything we do as a team. We help our customers (mothers) to grow and ensure they have the space to get s**t done, and I feel this is true for MUTU employees too.”
Kay – Creative Content Executive
“Everyone challenges and supports one another to do their best work. The majority of staff are mums (perhaps because of the type of work we do), so I think a nurturing and considerate working environment is almost inevitable. Everyone understands the importance of being open and honest. It often feels more like a family than a team of colleagues. I’ve never felt so happy and empowered in a job where everyone working around you believes in you and supports you (often more that you believe in yourself!).”
Emily – Operations Manager
“To say that joining the MUTU team was life-changing would be an understatement. I am a single parent to a 6 year old and I have constantly felt like I was being torn between being a good mother and having a successful career. I can honestly say; that has changed since joining MUTU System. Wendy, our CEO & founder, is an advocate of women bringing each other up. She has managed to foster an environment where everyone is pushing each other to be better without it becoming competitive or toxic… I am so thankful for the opportunity I have been given by MUTU System, where I am encouraged to be the best employee, manager, and mother I can be without having to compromise.” Lyssa – Marketing Manager
We’re so honoured to be among the 29 shortlisted companies leading the field in changing the way we can work to evolve and suit today’s world. We’re always up for smashing through barriers to women’s career progression. 💪
The awards will be announced at a swanky ceremony on 6th November. Watch this space!
Like the sound of our team? Want to work with us? Take a look at our careers page for opportunities with MUTU System.