AT Home with Lorraine Kelly - June 2011 - (Page 463)

Women in the workplace // CAREERS // Lorraine says… ‘Women who have kids and then want to go back to work need more help with childcare. The government is trying to make this easier but there’s a long way to go. There are pockets of enlightenment but all employers need to make a commitment to providing crèches and to making it easier for working mothers to do their jobs.’ WORDS: KIA HANSEN | PHOTOGRAPHS: GETTY IMAGES Mum’s the word Motherhood plays a crucial role in women’s wages. A 2009 study by the Fawcett Society found that women with children earn about 22% less than their male colleagues. Many face the decision of continuing their careers, swapping ‘traditional’ homemaker roles with their partner, or stepping o the career ladder and taking a salary cut so they can care for their children. TUC general secretary Brendan Barber says: ‘Women have outperformed men in education for a number of years yet many still end up in low-paid, part-time work once they become mothers. Millions of highly skilled women are being forced to sacri ce decent wages and their careers to combine work and family life. Enabling parents to better balance their childcare responsibilities while continuing in jobs that use and develop their skills would give the UK a productivity boost.’ Considering women are excellent multi-taskers, it’s high time UK plc realised their skills need to be better used in the workplace and not just at home. 'Women outperform men in education, yet many end up in low-paid work once they become mums' JUNE 2011 ● 17

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AT Home with Lorraine Kelly - June 2011

Editor’s letter
Hello from Lorraine
Notebook news
Update your calendar
Mum’s the word
In the shade
Beach baggage
Pick a straw
Foot fever
Be bold
Beach chic
Vintage veterans
Celebrity style
Up close and personal
Steal Lorraine's style
Lorraine and friends
Happy hiker
Birth order
Going the distance
Intimacy in numbers
Tales of triumph
Breaking up
Splits in the spotlight
Skill savvy
Bucket list
Serious saving
Big days
Notorious nuptials
In the know
Treat your feet
Drink up
Time of the month
Conception made clear
Manage your menopause
The big C
Battling the blues
Skinny stars
Health hotlist
The new atkins
Sumptuous Summer
Stop fussing
Gym bunny
Hot to trot
Crystal clear
Stop the clock
Dimple doom
Forever young
Make-up made easy
Polish perfect
Luscious locks
Fix it
Dental dos
Banish that blemish
Shopping for baby
Size 20 at seven
Indian spice
Exotic Indonesia
Lone traveller
Offshore weddings
Summer makeover
Room revamp
Keep cosy
Feeling board?
Coming soon
Craft savvy
Guilty pleasure
Rock that frock
Book corner
Final countdown
TRAVEL - Celeb campers
TRAVEL - Camp it up
TRAVEL - We love it
TRAVEL - Little britain
TRAVEL - Holiday lodges
TRAVEL - Quirky places to stay
TRAVEL - Transport yourself
TRAVEL - Best days out
TRAVEL - A brit special
PETS - Star pooches
PETS - Pet products
PETS - Make the right choice
PETS - Caring for your animal
PETS - Feeding time
PETS - When pets get poorly
PETS - time to shift some weight
PETS - Me and my beloved pet
PETS - Animal rescue
PETS - What a picture!
CAREERS - Lorraine's career path
CAREERS - Beauty and brains
CAREERS - C'est chic
CAREERS - Girls at work
CAREERS - Just the job!
CAREERS - Go out and get it
CAREERS - Pick and choose

AT Home with Lorraine Kelly - June 2011