Female workers employment 'gender gap'

01-08-2006

The situation for British women in employment is improving, according to a new report.

Research group Experian has discovered that the gender gap is narrowing, with female employees boosting profitability at their firms.

Females now constitute nearly a quarter of all UK directors – one per cent more than last year, according to the BBC.

These female directors are more likely to work for businesses that are making a profit, with 57.6 per cent of women working at such companies, compared with 56 per cent of men.

"While the UK is certainly seeing an increase in the number of female directors, the size and turnover of the company under their management differs enormously," Glenda Stone, chief executive of women's networking group Aurora, told the BBC.

"This reflects the trend that women tend to start businesses that remain smaller in turnover than their male counterparts."



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