Women on Boards in the UK is conducting advocacy on several issues affecting women and leadership:
- We are encouraging organisations to know their gender participation data and to set measurable targets where diversity is lacking
- We are challenging the UK government to commit to mandatory gender targets for the boards of Public Bodies. See our 40:40:20 campaign.
- We are adding our voice to the debate around the gender pay gap and encouraging organisations to understand their pay differentials and to report their results and any planned actions in this area.
The stereotypes embedded in the culture of most organisations, and in society more generally, are not inclusive. Our advocacy aims to raise awareness of the invisible barriers these stereotypes present for "outsiders" (however defined) and to propose steps to facilitate change.
Listen to Claire Ward talk about why she supports WOB: