Be it menopause, maternity leave, imposter syndrome or fertility struggles, women have a lot to contend with as they climb the corporate ladder. At 71%, the female employment rate is the highest it’s ever been, with women in the workplace spanning multiple generations, working later in their lives than ever before. The number of working mothers in the UK has also surged in recent years, leading to an influx of women juggling families (or trying to start a family) and careers. Sadly the gender pay gap tends to penalise rather than celebrate this feat, with reports finding women get a 4% pay cut for each child they have, compared to men who get a 6% pay increase on average. Amongst calls for mandatory ‘menstrual leave’ and ‘menopause policies’, companies need to acknowledge and embrace the vital part women play in the workplace. See our workshops below to get you started. Oh, and we know being a man isn’t a walk in the park either. Take a look at our Men’s Mental Health Matters workshop here.
International Women’s Day is fast becoming an unmissable event on the corporate calendar, taking place on 8 March each year.