What should I expect attending this event?
Gender equality in the workplace generates business growth. Businesses that take action are able to recruit from a wider pool of talent, enjoy lower staff turnover and associated costs, and higher productivity through improved employee motivation. Diversity in your business means diversity in your thinking – this leads to better decision making, which benefits your bottom line. In order to create real change, gender equality needs to be more than just an add-on – you need to make it core to how you do business, all year round.
This online session is for employers who want to understand the root causes of the gender pay gap and how they can relate to their business.
The webinar will include:
- A presentation on gender inequality in the workplace including key considerations for SMEs
- How to identify inequalities in your business, and
- How to use this information to take targeted action.
- A showcase of self-assessment tools available for SMEs.
The webinar will support employers’ capacity to take action to tackle key gender inequalities that may occur in their organisation, enabling them to harness the business benefits of improved employment practice.
The content of the webinar will include references to current research and best practice, with reference to reports from recognised industry specialists, along with illustrative examples of what successful companies are doing in this space.
The webinar will be delivered by Lindsey Millen. Lindsey is Head of Policy and Development at Close the Gap, Scotland’s expert policy advocacy organisation on women’s labour market equality. She leads on business and employer engagement, supporting private and third sector employers to close their gender pay gaps, and works with public sector employers to improve their performance of the public sector equality duty. She has also developed a range of tools and guidance for SMEs who want to benefit from gender equality in their business.