women

Fewer than 1 in 4 Directors are Women

Fewer than 1 in 4 Directors are Women 19th November 2010 Fewer than a quarter of company directors are women, despite a widespread belief that gender equality at work has improved, new research has found. Data compiled in October by online credit-checking company Creditsafe found that 76% of limited company directors in the UK are male and 32% of company boards are made up entirely of men. The survey analysed more than 2 million companies. “Despite living in a society which is more equal than ever, women still have to choose – usually at crucial points of their career – to take a break to have children,” said Creditsafe marketing manager, Rachael Marking. “Women need more support within the workplace to feel that they can return and step back into a role that can take the... »

Ethnic Women

Minority Women help Social Enterprise

The Government has launched an initiative to help more black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) women start their own social enterprises. The Cabinet Office drive, launched alongside a new Government report entitled â??Social Enterprise: Making it work for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Women’, includes plans to signpost key sources of advice and funding for BAME women and to promote case studies of existing female BAME social entrepreneurs. The report highlighted that the main barriers for BAME women starting social enterprises are a lack of knowledge of what funding is available and how to secure it, a limited understanding of business development, and cultural stereotyping. Deputy minister for women and equality Barbara Follett said;. “Social enterprise can be a route to fu... »