According to a new report from the Equal Opportunities Commission women are 'massively under-represented' in top jobs. Less than 10% of senior leadership positions are taken by women.
The report draws a comparison with the US in highlighting the fact that in the UK 13% of small businesses are owned by women compared to 28% in the States.
The public sector fares slightly better, with 13% of female council workers occupying chief executive positions. However, viewing this in the light of a significant majority of female council workers it is not impressive.
The study is entitled ‘Sex and Power: Who Runs Britain?’. Further information is available from the Equal Opportunities Commission at www.eoc.org.uk .
The Equal Opportunities Commission also believes it's time to pay women fairly and is launching an equal pay campaign on 14 January 2004.
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