Event Summary

The ONS reports women’s hourly pay to be on average 15.4% lower than men’s.* The pay gap is 9% higher among the 40-49 year group than for those below the age of 40, demonstrating the lack of progression in women’s pay over time. Men still dominate UK management and leadership roles. Fewer than half (41%) of management roles in the UK workplace are held by women.**  In addition, women’s representation in Leadership roles in the FTSE 350 companies is at 31.5%.*** Despite considerable progress made, it is clear that more must be done to unlock the full potential of women in the world of work.

Join Westminster Insight’s timely, Women at Work Conference and hear from award-winning organisations and network with colleagues from across the UK. We will focus on solutions to ensure better representation of women in senior roles.  How do we tackle the barriers that women face at the manager, director and Board-levels?

Understand the steps that you can take to ensure gender parity in recruitment, opportunity, and pay. Gain insight from best practice examples that demonstrate allyship, inclusive cultures, and top-down approaches to gender equality. Gender-proof your recruitment and promotion processes and develop clear career pathways.

How can we make sure women aren’t leaving the workplace prematurely? Hear from our experts on women’s health conditions, such as the menopause, and the connection to retention of women in the workplace. Successfully learn how to implement staff networks and address intersectional inequalities in your workplace.  Ensure you are valuing the contributions of the women in your workplace and that their voices are heard.

With 46% of the women who were made redundant during the pandemic claiming this was due to inadequate childcare*, learn how you can support truly flexible work that caters to women and their needs, and allows women to progress, whatever their caring responsibilities.

Choose to attend in-person or online.

* Gender pay gap in the UK, Office for National Statistics, October 2021

**8th March 2022: Analysis by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

***FTSE Women Leaders Review, February 2022

Key Points

  • Creating clear talent and progression frameworks and encouraging women to put themselves forward for senior positions  
  • Developing and meeting targets for the representation of women in senior leadership and on boards 
  • Providing mentoring and allyship for women with leadership potential 
  • Steps you can take to address the gender pay gap in your organisation 
  • Creating a gender inclusive workplace culture, from the top-down 
  • Practical guidance for recruitment and promotions – creating review panels to reduce bias, writing gender neutral job descriptions  
  • Tackling discrimination, effective planning for flexible working, maternity, and paternity leave  
  • Making reasonable adjustments for female health conditions such as the menopause 
  • Valuing women’s contributions in your workplace and giving women a voice 

Venue Details and Access

In-person – The conference will take place at the Institution of Structural Engineers, Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS.

Attend this half-day event in person to network, build relationships and learn from your peers.

OnlineThe conference will be recorded and live streamed via a custom digital platform. The content will be available on demand for 14 days.