Gender Equality at Work 2015

Gender Equality at Work 2015: New Policies for Old Challenges

Policy Dialogue event

Professor Susan Halford and Professor Pauline Leonard, Work Futures Research Centre, University of Southampton

Thursday 11th June 2015
6.00pm – 8.00pm
The Macmillan Room, Portcullis House, Westminster, London

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The 1968 strike by women machinists at the Ford car plants in Dagenham paved the way for UK legislation on Equal Pay (1970) and Sex Discrimination (1974). Over 40 years later how far have we come in achieving gender equality for in the work place and how far have we still to go? This policy commission presents the views of expert from politics, business, the trade unions, the third sector and international research organisations and analyse policy challenges and priorities for the next government.

Co-sponsored by Alan Whitehead MP and Caroline Nokes MP, this event is a continuation from a successful session previously hosted by the research team in 2013, entitled Gender Equality at Work: How far have we come and how far have we still got to go?

6.00pm  Introduction
by Susan Halford and Pauline Leonard
 6.05pm  Panel Discussion chaired by Alan Whitehead, MP Southampton
Ceri Goddard, Director of Gender, The Young Foundation
Scarlet Harris, TUC Women’s Equality Officer
Lena Levy, Head of CBI’s (Confederation of British Industry) Labour Market Team
The Baroness Margaret Prosser OBE, Member of the House of Lords
Gill Rider, Chair of Council, University of Southampton
7.05pm Audience Q&A
7.50pm Summary
8.00pm Close
until
9.00pm
Informal after-discussion
Canapés and drinks will be available

 

Policy brief: Gender Equality at Work 2015: New Policies for Old Challenges
Executive Summary of the policy brief: Gender Equality at Work 2015: New Policies for Old Challenges

This event is organised in close collaboration with the PublicPolicy@Southampton Team .