Seemingly the prime minister is looking to lead by example, as the gender gap around pay and board roles continues.In July he called the gender pay gap a ?scandal? as he revealed an agenda to ?cast sunlight on discrepancies? and pressure companies into revealing what staff are being paid, so they’re on equal footing when it comes to earnings. Elsewhere, 26 per cent of FTSE 100 board positions are now accounted for by women, which prompted former trade minister Lord Davies to increase the target to 33 per cent in October. And with trade in mind, Cameron has appointed six business ambassadors to support the government when it comes to promoting British enterprise success in foreign markets, while four of the positions have been secured by female leaders.
Read more on the gender gap:
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- Emma Jones, founder, Enterprise Nation
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