I’m a female leader who, like many, has built herself up to a position of leadership. But how do you stay on top especially if the industry you’re leading in happens to be dominated by men? My first piece of advice? Never apologise for being an entrepreneurial and driven woman in business.
International Women’s Day may have been and gone. But questions around how to achieve workplace equality shouldn’t only be discussed once a year. Although progress has been made, and laws about to be passed to solidify flexible working rights for employees with young children, within my male-dominated industry, the pay gap between the genders remains vast. As a female MD, it’s up to me, and those like me to take the gender discussion up to C-Suite and other senior levels.
There’s no denying that gendered jobs are harmful to the economy, starving industries from the potential brilliance opposing genders could bring.
The results of the gender pay gap meant that companies had to admit they weren’t paying women as much as men. But ethnic minority and disabled employees also face significant wage disparities. Here’s how employers should begin a data audit on the issue and communicate the reasons why it’s important to the entire workforce. Start now to avoid losing talent.
New research shows that young people still hold prejudiced views about women in leadership roles. Do we have enough time to educate the leaders of tomorrow before the cycle of stereotyping continues?
Workplace harassment continues to affect women, but female business leaders and gender advocates are fighting back through technology and investment.
With childcare costs rising, how can Britain’s working mothers afford to participate in the business economy?
New research reveals that male dominated SMEs are more likely to run into the red, but do these findings reveal more about gender relations rather than risk appetite and insolvency in general?
Pay discrimination on the grounds of ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation is costing the UK £127bn ever year – and it’s not just the employees that miss out.
Whatever your opinion, the controversy the recent Google sacking has caused is a fact. This story is an example of a company that has failed an employee. And how clashing opinions and a misunderstood code of conduct can cause backlash.
With a culture of diversity and inclusion at its centre, Fujitsu considers itself a “People Company” and Real Business heard how SMEs can get there too, as well as the benefits they can expect.
Google, a company that projects a progressive image to the wider world, has become the centre of a blazing anti-diversity and gender row that has occupied the headlines for weeks, and will continue to do so for some time.