Women in the workplace - returnships, intersectionality and reassessing the gender pay gap

| 11 December 2019 | 8:30am - 1:00pm
Central London
Hosted by: 
Westminster Education Forum

This seminar will focus on next steps for policy and organisational practice in breaking down barriers for women looking to enter or re-enter the workplace, and in closing the gender pay gap.

The seminar will be an opportunity to consider the progress made regarding increased female representation at board level, following the expected publication of the fourth annual report of the Hampton-Alexander Review.

It also comes as the Government Equalities Office sets out a roadmap to tackle gender inequalities and support women to balance caring responsibilities with a career. The GEO is broadening its focus - beyond ‘big business’ and senior executive positions - to support marginalised women, with £500,000 of government funding for returnship programmes for those who are vulnerable.

Delegates will examine the practicalities of an intersectional approach which takes into account the multiple or overlapping barriers that may be facing women in a wider variety of workplaces, along with the implementation and eight key challenges of the roadmap.

Keynote speakers include Denise Wilson, Chief Executive, Hampton-Alexander Review; Gillian Unsworth, Head, Gender Pay Gap Reporting, Government Equalities Office; Professor Sue Vinnicombe, Professor of Women and Leadership Strategy, Cranfield School of Management; His Excellency Mr. Stefán Haukur Jóhannesson, Ambassador, Embassy of Iceland in London.

The event is CPD certified. More details are available at the event's website.