‘We are wasting women’s talent and skills’, charity says.
Written by Sarah Young, The Independent
Women are missing out on top jobs across a variety of sectors, showing that a “step change” is needed to boost the number in senior roles, campaigners have said.
The study by the Fawcett society – the UK’s leading charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights – also suggested there was an “alarming” lack of women of colour across top jobs.
The group added that its research highlighted the “dismally” slow pace of change across sectors ranging from sport to law.
Sam Smethers, chief executive of the Fawcett Society, said: “Despite much lip service about the importance of having women in top jobs, today’s data shows we are still generations away from achieving anything close to equality.
“We are wasting women’s talent and skills.”