Bias still seems entrenched in some sectors of the HR world, according to a new survey...read more
A new report from the Fawcett Society shows men are twice as likely to be in positions of power as women.
The pace of change on gender representation at work is glacial in the majority of sectors and shows that women are outnumbered by men 2:1 in positions of power, according to a report from the Fawcett Society.
The Sex and Power 2022 report also shows women of colour are vastly under-represented at the highest levels of many sectors and are missing altogether from senior roles such as Supreme Court Justices, Metro Mayors, Police and Crime Commissioners and FTSE 100 CEOs.
The study shows that:
The report calls for change from Government, political parties and businesses. It wants to see targets set to increase the number of women in positions of power and actions plans put in place to ensure they are met; improved pay gap reporting – which includes intersectional ethnicity pay gap reporting, the threshold for reporting reduced to employers with 100+ employees and publication of mandatory action plans; flexible working as default for all jobs possible; and action plans set up by co-ordinating bodies in sectors where women of colour are missing from the top.