There are 22.9 million men and 26.8 million women in the UK aged 16 and over.
(Source: Women and Equality Unit)
Despite 30 years of legislation, the issues around gender equality and diversity in the workplace remains. 70% of working age women are in employment, but make up only 10% of FTSE boards.
The pay gap remains a serious issue for women and part-time work is stigmatised as low paid and undervalued.
The total benefits of reducing the gender segregation of jobs and increasing women’s employment has been estimated at between £15 billion and £23 billion and it could raise output in the UK’s economy by an equivalent of 2% of GDP, for many employers addressing these issues is a business imperative. >>Return to What is Diversity?<<