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There is still a big gender pay
gap in this country. What
can be done to improve this?
I think it's a disgrace that this
gender pay gap exists in our
country and it makes my blood
boil! Half the reason for it is because
many people don't think there is a gap
- but there most certainly is! There are
some obvious reasons for it, starting with
the fact that women are three times more
likely to be part-time workers than men;
and part-time work, on average, attracts
lower hourly rates. To me, this is heavily
penalising mums who want flexibility
when they return to work after a baby.
Why should the hourly rate be less for
doing the same job over three days or five?
It is a sad fact but there are more men
in senior and managerial jobs and more

As someone who has run
several companies, do you
think a mix of people is
beneficial to a company's success?
It's absolutely vital. We all have
different skills, personalities,
ideas, quirks, social backgrounds,
educations, religious beliefs, sexual
preferences and appearances.
What makes a company successful is
when all of those differences are put into
the same melting pot. Businesses can't
grow if everyone within them thinks the
same, acts the same and has the same
interests. A company can't break down
barriers if everyone thinks the same way.
Different opinions in the workplace
help a company grow and evolve. It helps
profits too! A McKinsey study  found that
a company with a diverse workforce
outperforms a non-diverse one by 15%
(gender diverse) and 35% (ethnically).
That's a pretty good by-product, I'd say!

It's not only women, young
people also often struggle
to break into industries
because they lack experience. What
can they do about that?
A willingness to gain some
experience is a must, as jobs and
graduate programmes rarely get
handed to you on a plate. You need to
show commitment, a desire to learn and

A company with a diverse
ethnical workforce will
outperform a non-diverse
one by 35%
women in lower-paid sectors, like caring
and administration. Men continue to
make up the majority of those in the
highest paid and most senior roles - for
example, there are just five female Chief
Executives in the FTSE 100 and, despite
being illegal, some men do get paid more
for doing the same job as a female
counterpart. It is ridiculous! Women
might feel powerless, but slowly the
change is coming and the most valuable
thing we can do as females is to support
one another and campaign for change.
And educate our girls and our boys
that this is unacceptable!
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a genuine interest in your chosen industry
or field. Finding some work experience
is a brilliant way to stay one step ahead
of your rivals and get an accurate insight
into what skills you need to succeed
in a particular industry.
Doing work experience shows you have
passion and interest and it will also offer
the chance to network and make valuable
contacts, which could actually end up by
finding you a job!

Finally, now that Brexit has
come about, do you think
companies will start to
think diversity and inclusion is less
important and go back to the old
ways of concentrating on employing
and promoting men?
I really hope not! I am deeply
saddened by Brexit and it is hard
to know what will happen. But
I would like to stay optimistic that we will
remain a diverse and inclusive country.
Although I think some EU nationals
will return home following Brexit, having
both UK and international diversity is
vital if we are to remain strong as an
independent country.
Industries will need to continue to
demonstrate their equality and diversity,
and I believe the workplace can play a
huge role in healing the rift Brexit has
caused across the UK.

Words: Sarah Willingham. Image: Shutterstock, Will Ireland

workforce mirrors this. However, there
are issues and, rather depressingly, some
of the problems relate to simple
infrastructure shortfalls. Loads of small
businesses don't have an office with a lift,
accessible toilets or enough disabled
car parking spaces and this can stop
someone disabled even applying for a job.
A recent study also found only one in
10 UK businesses provides written
communications in braille or audio, while
barely a third (31%) have easy-to-read
signs in high contrast and large type.



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