It’s International Women’s Day – a celebration of gender equality and women’s rights around the world with more than 100 years of history behind it. In the UK alone, there are hundreds of events around the country marking this day.
With that in mind, there’s no time like the present to examine gender equality in the UK.
Here’s the boring bit: government statistics on gender equality varies but they tend to indicate increasing equality across the board. In education especially, girls are increasingly achieving more than boys. Certainly, legislation has helped increase the number of women in work, at boardroom level and in male dominated industries such as engineering and science.
Of course statistics are always open to interpretation.
From personal experience, in the food and drink industry, the numbers tend to be balanced.