I’ll be speaking about the gender pay gap at an event kindly hosted by Soho House in London tomorrow night, where we’ll share the current figures, ably summarised by this Fawcett Society graphic (in a nutshell: the current UK gender pay gap is 13.9% and, at the current rate of progress, it will take us FIFTY YEARS to close it) and then discussing – what can both employers and members of the workforce actually do to challenge the status quo, close the gap and, critically, achieve parity before we reach 2066?
(Or even, 2133, based on the ever-cheery World Economic Forum’s forecast of The Gap needing 118 years to be closed at a global level).
Since Beyoncé and I took to the stage at Shoreditch House last September, we have new legal reporting requirements in place, as summarised here in an article written for the blog by an employment lawyer and expanded upon in greater detail, from the point of view of the employer, by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD).
There’s been a lot of news stories on the topic recently and I did a summary of them for you last month – here.
I’ll close for now with another outing for my favourite #genderpaygap cartoon, © Matt and the Daily Telegraph … one picture, many words and a 13.9% gap.
And I look forward to meeting anyone who’s at the event tomorrow night- please feel free to ask questions, live Tweet us using hashtags #genderpaygap and/or #mindthegap and come and say ‘hello’ afterwards.