Fawcett Society report: Sex and Power 2020

‘There is an alarming lack of women of colour in the highest levels of many sectors’ says the January 2020 report from the Fawcett Society.

Sex and Power 2020 (pdf) provides a breakdown of percentages of women in power across politics, business and public life. It also analyses women’s representation in politics, businesses, the arts and more.

The report recommends:

  • The Government should improve gender pay gap reporting by reducing the threshold for reporting to 100+ employees, requiring employers to publish action plans and introducing reporting on the gender pay gap by ethnicity.
  • The Government should require political parties to collect and publish diversity data for candidates.
  • More evidence on the inequality faced by specific groups of women is needed.
  • Maternity, paternity and parental leave policies should be comprehensively reviewed.

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