Is there now equality for women in the workplace?
The five leading roles in the UK are now held by women
It’s 2017 and the top jobs in our country are now all held by women. The Queen has reigned for over 63 years, Teresa May was elected as Prime Minister in 2016, Cressida Dick has just been appointed as the new Metropolitan Police commissioner, becoming the first woman to take charge of London’s police force in its 188-year history. The current Home Secretary is Amber Rudd, and Nicola Sturgen is the First Minister of Scotland.
More and more companies are getting wise to the importance of gender equality in the workplace. Studies have shown that more women means better decision-making, more innovation, and even greater financial returns.
However, women occupy less than a quarter of UK board positions. Britain falls short of European average, with just 23.2% of women in board seats last year.
What are your views? Is there now equality for women in the workplace? Is ‘Girl Power’ alive and kicking? Or is there still some way to go?
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