Thursday, 23rd February 2017
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
Ahead of International Women’s Day 2017, this seminar will consider the further policy priorities for improving gender equality in the workplace.
Key topics for discussion will include the gender pay gap; tackling sex and maternity discrimination; improving the availability of high-quality childcare provision and the challenges for increasing the proportion of women in leadership and executive management positions within the British economy.
Further sessions will focus on careers education, particularly how best to increase female participation in apprenticeships and STEM subjects, and how to inspire more young women to pursue careers in under-represented professions, including in public office.
Discussion will be informed by the findings of the Women and Equalities Select Committee inquiries on the Gender Pay Gap, Women in executive management, Pregnancy and maternity discrimination, Women in the House of Commons and on the Impact of Brexit on the equalities agenda.
The seminar will bring together policymakers with key stakeholders including representatives of businesses and trade unions, employment lawyers, charities and campaign groups, universities and others with an interest in these important issues.