Creating a fairer Britain
The progress of women to positions of authority in Scotland, and in Britain, has been tortuously slow. The 2011 Sex and Power Report , an index of women in positions of power and influence, shows a trend which is not abating; while women make progress in some sectors, that progress regularly stalls or even reverses in other sectors. It is a trend of waxing and waning, not one of constant upward movement.
The report looked at 14 occupational categories in Scotland and revealed that, while the number of women in some senior posts has increased since 2007/8, there are still areas where there are significant gaps.
If Scotland is to have a strong and fair economic recovery, then we have to ensure we unlock women’s talent in the work place.
Sex and Power Scotland 2011 on the web
Sex and Power Scotland 2008 on the web