In our newly formed Women’s Network steering group we’re working on developing terms of reference and work plan. We’re focusing on identifying and implementing practical ways to support women, raising understanding and awareness of the barriers they face, supporting the work to create pay parity, empowering women to develop their careers and challenging bias and current norms.
A small working group has also been exploring the details of the gender pay gap reporting for 2017 – 2018 (reported in March 2019). We initially focused on the gap identified in Clinical Excellence Awards (CEA) and carried out qualitative and quantitative research to understand the barriers facing female consultants in applying for an award. This resulted in a shift in approach for the following two rounds of CEAs. which has seen an increase in the number of female applicants and success.
Now we’re focusing on the glass ceiling identified in the report and carrying out the gender pay gap report for 2018 – 2019 (due to be reported in 2020).