Women’s Manifesto Launch

Research on workplace attitudes and recruitment processes have revealed that employers are potentially missing out on a huge workforce because they are not taking into account the needs of women in the workplace.  Headline figures from the research reveal that

  • 93% of local women say they have been discriminated against
  • 60% of women lack confidence in themselves and their skills set
  • 30% of women find the recruitment process disempowering
  • 30% of women describe toxic organisational cultures

As a result of the research a 10 point manifesto has been put together which asks employers to look at their policies and practices in the light of these figures.  The manifesto can be downloaded here 

At the Chamber we encourage all our members to take a look at the manifesto.  Even the smallest of changes might reveal a whole new pool of potential employees and promotion routes for existing staff.