Response to Sex and Power 2011 Report
The Equalities and Human Rights Commission have published a report titled Sex and Power, launching at a time of severe economic hardship for people across Britain which is proving to have a disproportionate impact on women in particular.
The Sex & Power 2011 report shows that it’s not qualifications or abilities that are the barriers to equality for women in the workplace, it’s mindset. We need to challenge the status quo and re-examine the traditional business set-up to show there are other ways of working that mean women can play a bigger role within this country’s economic community. If we don’t change the culture of business in this country, talented women will not thrive and we shall be poorer for it.
We also need to challenge and change mindsets. For women, the attitude that really counts in achieving their goals is their own. It is vital that they invest in their careers, by building networks and promoting their achievements. Women must be ambitious for themselves and for their sex.