Mind the Gap: Challenging the Gender Gap in the Workplace
International Women’s day (IWD) is a global event that celebrates Women's successes and raises awareness of inequality by challenging gender stereotypes to achieve equality and incusion for all Women. This global social movement, which dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, celebrates women’s economic, political and social equality. In celebration of this event, the Civil Service College will be contributing by delivering free informative webinars between the 8th-12th March, with the aim of helping to raise the voices of women and achieve women’s empowerment, not just here in the U.K. but globally!
Living in today's modern society, there should be no questions asked when it comes to men and women’s salary being paid in equal amounts for doing exactly the same job, right? Surely there are no gender obstacles in the recruitment process across firms for women applying for exactly the same job as a male candidate, correct? Sadly, this is not the case and is an ongoing issue that’s still happening, not just in other countries, but right here in the U.K.
In recent years, conversations about the gender gap seems to be happening everywhere. Despite increased publicity and discussions surrounding the inequalities women are faced with in the workplace, there sadly remains an enormous amount of work to be done to get to the stage of saying a final goodbye to the gender gap. But what exactly is the gender gap and how do we challenge, close and bridge the gap to bring equality to the workforce?
The gender gap is an ever-present issue in the global workforce that affects women throughout their careers, it can have a detrimental impact to not only those in the workplace, but their respective organisation as a whole. In this webinar we will take a look at what the Gender Gap is and what it means, the concepts of the gender salary and skills gap in the U.K., why gender equality is important for a positive and inclusive working environment and what we can do to challenge the gap.
We will be working in collaboration with Minaxi Mistry, CEO of Equality Leaders and Assocciate Director of Equality, Diversity and Incusion at CSC, who will be leading on this discussion. We will also be hearing from other speakers including Luann Donald, from Local Government Association (LGA) to hear what Local Government is doing to challenge and bridge the gap to build a fairer and equal future for women in their workforce.
Whether you’re an employee, business leader or simply want to learn more, regardless of your gender, join us on our second IWD informational webinar ‘Mind the Gap: Challenging the Gender Gap in the Workplace’. It’s EQUALLY free for all!
N.B This webinar will take place on Microsoft Teams
10:30 - 11:30
11 March 2021 Book
Minaxi Mistry is the Founder and CEO of Equality Leaders. She has been championing equality, diversity and inclusion for over 25 years.Read Bio
Minaxi Mistry is the Founder and CEO of Equality Leaders. She has been championing equality, diversity and inclusion for over 25 years. Having started her career within the publishing industry within a niche space, Minaxi has been fortunate to work with clients across multiple sectors and grown her network globally. Her work has revolutionised diversity and inclusion by providing effective solutions, by making a positive impact to the workplace and society.
Minaxi’s work to campaign for equality started soon after the murder of Stephen Lawrence, when a young black boy was murdered in a racially motivated attack on the streets of London in April 1993. Stephen’s murder was a turning point for Britain, because like George Floyds murder, it represents a pivotal and changing points in our history.
In 2017, Minaxi was appointed to the Campaigns Board for Historic Royal Palaces and 2019 took the position of Corporate Advisory Board Member for the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith. She supports both charities with their wider fund raising activities.
As an Indian woman, who plays many roles in life, Minaxi brings many years of lived and breathed experiences to the forefront of campaigning for a fair and equal world.
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