Women are leading the way in social enterprise

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Social enterprise trumps private sector in women's leadership

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20th February 2018 by Graham Martin 0 Comments

Employers are “living in the dark ages” in terms of women in the workplace, according to a new survey from the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

The report highlights worrying attitudes and unlawful behaviour when it comes to recruiting women.

Duncan Thorp of Social Enterprise Scotland contrasted this with the situation in the social enterprise sector.

He said: “This new report highlights a number of serious concerns when it comes to employer attitudes towards women.

“In contrast 64% of social enterprises are now led by women, according to the Social Enterprise Census 2017 - and Social Enterprise Scotland has already achieved the 50/50 by 2020 initiative for company boards.

“Alongside the real Living Wage, small pay gaps between highest and lowest paid plus local community leadership, social enterprises are leading the way in building fairer workplaces.”