Women’s equality in better place than ever
Women’s Business Council (WBC) published its ‘One
Year On’ report yesterday, calling for a fundamental change in
mind-set from business leaders, to help remove the final barriers to
June 2013, the WBC published a number of recommendations for business and government to improve
opportunities for women. Since then things have been moving in the right
direction. There are more women in employment than ever before, more women
running their own businesses, and 4,000 more female STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering and Maths) subject graduates than in 2013.
despite this progress, the WBC is convinced that male leaders can do more. The
members have spoken to over 500 companies and individuals over the last year,
and held discussions with male Chief Executives. The report concludes that male
leaders are important, as visible agents of change, to ensure women are not
held back in reaching their full potential in the workplace.
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