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The debate about quotas

Exploring both sides of the gender diversity quota debate, highlighting the latest research on pros and cons, and what to do about it.

Source: Gender and the Economy

https://www.gendereconomy.org/th…

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Gender
Quotas

Boyden Diversity Study: Furthering Female Leadership

Furthering Female Leadership examines the barriers and enablers that thwart talented female executives, as well as solutions for increasing female leadership.

Source: Boyden Diversity Study

https://www.boyden.com/media/boy…

Diversity
Leadership
Women on Boards

Maximising women’s contribution to future economic growth

Maximising women’s contribution to the economy
2018 follow up report which called for action across Government and the business sector to stimulate the changes needed to start to equalise men and women’s access to opportunity in the workplace.

Source: https://www.womensbusinesscouncil.co.uk/

https://www.womensbusinesscounci…

Business
Diversity
Flexible Working

Improving gender balance in FTSE Leadership

The Hampton-Alexander Review is an independent review body which builds on the excellent work of the Davies Review to increase the number of women on FTSE 350 boards.

Source: Hampton-Alexander Review

https://ftsewomenleaders.com/wp-…

Gender
Leadership
Women on Boards

Reducing the gender pay gap and improving gender equality in organisations: Evidence-based actions for employers

Employers have asked us which actions are likely to improve recruitment and progression of women and reduce the gender pay gap. 
This guidance summarises approaches that have been shown to work and those which need more evidence before they can be recommended as widespread approaches. This will help employers create more effective action plans.

Source: Government Equalities Office

https://gender-pay-gap.service.g…

Women are doing their part. Now companies need to do their part, too.

Get the latest stats on women in leadership and learn how companies can create more inclusive workplaces in the 2018 Women in the Workplace study.

Source: Women in the Workplace Study

https://womenintheworkplace.com/

Gender
Leadership

Project 28-40 Report

Project 28-40 seeks to identify the hidden tensions within workplace cultures that may explain why UK employers are struggling to create a more gender-balanced workforce.

Source: Business in the Community

https://gender.bitc.org.uk/all-r…

Business
Diversity
Gender

Collaborating with Men

Collaborating with Men is ground-breaking research conducted by Murray Edwards College with men to establish how men and women can work together to transform workplace culture barriers to women’s progress into leadership positions.

Source: Murray Edwards College - University of Cambridge

https://www.murrayedwards.cam.ac…

Diversity
Gender

Interim Gender Pay Gap Employer Insights Survey

Research into employer engagement with the Gender Pay Gap Information Regulations, and their progress in complying.

Source: GOV.UK

https://www.gov.uk/government/pu…

Pay Gap

Equal Lives in partnership with Santander

Caring for dependent adults presents different challenges than caring for children – with carers often citing the additional unpredictability posed by a variety of social, physical, medical or other needs.

Source: BITC

https://gender.bitc.org.uk/all-r…

Flexible Working
Gender

Menopause transition: effects on women’s economic participation

Evidence review, covering 104 publications, of the extent to which menopause transition impacts on women’s economic participation

Source: GOV.UK

https://www.gov.uk/government/pu…

Health & Wellbeing

Is the gender agenda enough? How can we ensure diversity of culture, background and thinking?

This second paper focuses on Inclusion and Diversity and the importance of intersectionality.

Source: Jemma Waters, Lloyds Banking Group and Graciella Martin Rijo, University of Warwick

https://www.wibf.org.uk/opinion/…

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