What are the key features of the gender pay gap, the leadership pipeline and the challenge of managing the personal and the professional? In this episode Ben Harrison, Director of the Work Foundation talks to Professor Valerie Stead about key aspects of each of the gender challenges explored in the Gender Matters 2020 brochure, including what the challenges look like in the financial services sector, how the challenges combine to reinforce inequalities, and the implications and impact of the Covid-19 crisis.
Businesses put gender equality and inclusivity high on their agenda. Media coverage of gender issues at work has never been greater, and we are seeing increased legislation to recognise the importance of gender equality including pay gap reporting and shared parental leave policy. Yet despite this attention, women continue to be under-represented in positions of power in organisations.
In this Gender Matters podcast series, we explore issues of gender equality at work through conversations with key stakeholders. Reflecting on the gender challenges identified in our 2020 brochure, the podcasts also consider the effects and implications for gender equality at work following the Covid-19 crisis.