The latest webinar hosted by the Great British Businesswoman Series, in partnership with EVRi, sees a group of businesswomen come together to discuss building your confidence as a woman, and how to create a growth mindset.
Supporting young women to help them unlock their potential to be the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs is something we should all strive to do.
Women face several obstacles when it comes to promotions and pay equity, however, women of colour face a much larger disparity. Moreover, women of colour are being disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus.
While 56% of Americans have had a mentor, there’s a disparity in the availability of mentors for women. According to a report by Lean In, “”Less than a quarter of Black women feel they have the sponsorship they need to advance their career.”” Black women are also less likely to be included in important conversations at work, thus giving them fewer chances to be noticed by people in leadership.
According to a report by recruitment firm TotalJobs, almost two-thirds of trans people believe it is necessary to keep their identity secret from colleagues to feel safe and secure in their jobs. Five years ago, just over half of trans people felt this way.
More and more women are working through their 50s and into their 60s, and employers are facing a new challenge on how to support employees experiencing menopause whilst at work.
With the pandemic increasing mental health concerns, reports have shown that a culture of fear and silence around mental health is costly to employers, with 56% of employers having said they would like to do more to improve staff wellbeing but don’t feel they have the right training or guidance in place to do so.
One of the issues women face, particularly in male dominated industries is unconscious bias and often subtle microaggressions. When you treat sexual harassment and gender discrimination with the seriousness these matters deserve, you create a positive environment for the working women in your company.
Women often experience the feeling of not being good enough for their role or experience self-doubt when going for a senior position. Imposter phenomenon is rife within the workplace, but how do we break free of doubting our worthiness and step into a higher level of success?
The gender pay gap is a continued debate. According to a report in 2020, more than three out of four UK companies pay their male staff more than their female staff, and in nine out of 17 sectors in the economy, men earn 10 percent or more on average than women.
Research shows that women are far less likely to apply for a promotion until they’re sure they have the experience needed for the job, whereas men are far more likely to assume they already possess the necessary skills to take on a higher role. Therefore, it can be a lot more challenging to attract women to jobs.
Carol Rosati OBE, is the UK I&D Lead at GSK and the Vice-Chair and Chair of the Nominations Committee for UN Women UK and Carol has championed women in senior leadership since founding the senior women’s business network Inspire in 2008, she was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s 2015 Birthday Honours List for Services to Women In Business and was included in the Global Top 50 D&I professionals list in 2016, 2017 & 2018
Sectors such as construction, engineering, utilities and other male dominated industries can often be challenging for women to navigate, particularly those striving to reach a leadership role.
Research has shown the impact of the pandemic and the ramifications of ‘invisible labour’ on the female workforce, with the workload divide between working parents and non-parents during COVID-19 growing considerably.
Statistics show that women have been impacted by COVID-19 far greater than men. This is due to many reasons, such as women taking on more unpaid care work than men and women being more likely to have lost their jobs at a higher rate than men.
Why current D+I initiatives aren’t working and what you can do about it.
Research revealed that even the presence of diversity results in better performance for companies and gives an extra performance boost and motivation.