Women to Make up 70% of New London Jobs by 2016

Sunrise_in_the_city Each year, the Greater London Authority produce a report on Women in London’s Economy – one of the most comprehensive studies considering the position of women in the capital’s economy. In reading it, I was suprised to find that by 2016, seven out of ten new London jobs will be filled by women – hence an ever increasing importance of women in the London economy.  The report identifies the crucial measures needed to tackle the discrimination faced by women and eliminate the barriers preventing them from participating fully in London’s economic life. I was pleased to read that coaching was named as one of the key ways employers can support female employees to increase retention and promotion. Also listed as business-friendly polices that are designed to alleviate the problems experienced by women throughout their working life are networking, mentoring, equal pay and flexible working. Which of these do you use? Which has been the most helpful? 

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