Whilst HR may well have felt overwhelmed with the changes to the workplace as a result of the coronavirus pandemic,
key initiatives under its remit such as D&I still require investment.
And whilst much has changed within the workforce as a result of the pandemic,
recent research has found that women are still massively under-represented within top-ranking positions.
For example, in the UK, women hold just 30% of all senior leadership roles,
with just 23% holding executive titles and 29% holding senior manager titles.
What’s more, women hold just four percent of all CEO roles in S&P 500 FIRMS, according to Nichols research.
And even for those in senior positions, a significant gender wage gap still exists among full-time workers.
Women earn just 79% of every pound a man earns, on average.
In a McKinsey study of nearly 22,000 publicly traded organizations worldwide, 60% have no female board members.