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Women in the Workplace


With the impact of the cost-of-living crisis exacerbating gender division, it is essential that conversations take place regarding their new roles in the working environment. It is essential therefore that employers are up to speed with the Equality Act 2010 and that they are aware of the challenges facing women at this time.

The programme content can be adapted to meet your specific organisational challenges and training needs. The course runs for approximately 6.5 hours and can be adapted for a briefing or half-day session. 

This In-house training programme explains how creating a diverse workplace can profit your company and examines the advantages of fair representation and opportunity.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the programme you will:

  • Understand why employers need to reanalyse their diversity and inclusion policies
  • Be aware of issues such as pay gaps and part-time penalties
  • Understand the advantages of flexible and hybrid work patterns

Course Outline

What specific challenges are women in the workplace currently facing? Balancing the needs of the business vs the needs of the mother or carer; understanding and addressing the gender pay gap; smashing the glass-ceiling and promoting women fairly; stamping out sexual harassment through culture and policy; are part-time working women unduly penalised?

Examining the benefits of flexible work arrangements for working women – do the pressures of juggling home-working and family life warrant special considerations; does remote working provide an opportunity to close diversity gaps; strategies to ensure parity for employees working from home; does your company really support flexible working?

Why gender equality matters to your business – Examining the effects of discriminatory practices on the UK economy; why the UK’s most diverse workplaces consistently outperform others; is the C-Suite still a men’s club in 2021; acknowledging the glass ceiling.

What are your specific obligations and duties towards women – Protecting the rights, dignity, and opportunities of women in your employment.

Creating a gender equality policy that counts: balancing policies and legislation versus practical realities; what should your gender equality policy look like; are you up to speed with The Equality Act 2010 and ‘protected characteristics’; how do you compare to the competition;

Providing support for significant life events of women – should you provide fertility and menopause support; pregnancy needs and maternity leave examined; can we learn lessons from countries such as Iceland?

Empowering women in your workplace - how reskilling and upskilling can change your organisation’s diversity dynamics; improving women’s career prospects in STEM and male-dominated industries; tackling bias around gender stereotypes; promoting representation and opportunity across the board.

Make an In-house Enquiry 

Click here to fill in our enquiry form or to have a confidential discussion about your requirements, please contact Catherine Ouston our Head of In-house Training on 01983 861133 or email



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