Businesswomen call for end to workplace inequality
London meeting calls for transform as new survey displays almost four-fifths of women pros believe they are really treated illegally at work 5. Elena Moya
5. The Guardian, Thursday 24 June 2010 14. 23 BST
Simply 10% of directors in Britain's top 100 businesses are women. Image: Infocus International/Getty Images About 2, 1000 women in business and financial have accumulated to necessitate more actions to stop sexuality inequality inside the City and across the English economy overall. The meeting came as a new vote showed that 79% of London-based feminine professionals explained men and women were treated in different ways in the workplace. " There is gender asbestos вЂ“ it's in the walls but it will surely take a piece of time and even more work to get it away, " said Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, chief executive of 20-first, a Paris-based male or female consultancy. Just over half of girls questioned believe that their firm is focused on ensuring gender equality, yet only a 3rd say administration has made any kind of improvements in addressing the situation over the past five years, according to a YouGov survey of 610 women commissioned simply by Deutsche Financial institution. " There may be fatigue surrounding this issue: we've been talking about it for years but still nothing is happening, and women understand it, " stated one woman at the celebration at the Barbican centre. Just 10% of directors in Britain's leading 100 companies are women, and 25 with the top businesses have no women board users at all. This was despite the fact that girls represent regarding 60% of university teachers in Europe, and made regarding 80% of household getting decisions вЂ“ including types about automobiles, computers, property, holidays and telephones, Wittenberg-Cox said. The women questioned inside the poll stated business had to be made even more meritocratic, yet without positive discrimination rules to increase the number of women with the board level. At present, people are sharing entry positions in the labour industry on a 50-50% basis, however the...