May 25, 2022

Addressing the gender pay gap in a post-pandemic working world

Gateley Legal

  • Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Discussion / In person
  • The Grand Hotel, Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2BS

Join us on the 25th of May as we delve further into the opportunities and challenges hybrid working presents to tackle the gender pay gap. 

On 4 April all private employers with a headcount of 250 or more were required to publish their annual gender pay gap report. For many organisations the figures may have been depressingly familiar or have shown only glacial change. For others, the pandemic may even have reversed the progress made.

There is, however, reason for optimism. Whilst rigid organisational working practices push women into part-time positions, hamper their progression and sometimes push women out of the workplace completely, the pandemic has fundamentally changed the world of work and as we emerge out of the last two years, employers have a seismic opportunity to seize control and shape the working environment to meet the needs of, and to motivate, retain and reward, increasingly diverse workforces.

What will we cover?

This session will explore the opportunities – and the threats - that the current environment presents for HR teams and leaders to promote and deliver genuine flexibility equality in the post-pandemic working world and the practical impact that this can have on female progression and retention. The session will provide an opportunity to explore, amongst other topics:

  • How to mitigate the impact of poorer talent visibility, exacerbated by hybrid working;
  • How to ensure that succession decisions are unbiased and based on genuine capability; and
  • How to create a work environment that promotes the retention of women, as they progress.

More about the speakers

The event will be hosted by Gateley Legal’s Merran Sewell alongside our consultancy businesses T-three and Kiddy and Partners.

Delegates will hear from T-three’s Product Strategist Kate Forrest and Kiddy and Partners’ Research & Impact Director, Dr Zara Whysall and receive the valuable insights of Alison Fisher, People Director from Cox Automotive, and Sheri Hughes, UK DE & I Director from Page Group.

After a panel discussion and opportunity for Q&A, delegates will have the opportunity to discuss the topics and ideas raised during the discussion in a collaborative setting with peers. Lunch is included to follow the event.