Controversial headline alert! What do you think?
I don’t know about the rest of you WoMos out there, but I read about this and had to take a deep breath. We all know the gender pay gap exists, and I applaud the individuals and organisations who are working hard to close it. What infuriates me about the latest research is the statement that ‘women tend to work fewer hours than colleagues’. I know as a WoMo, my drive for presenteeism has dropped since I have had children but the number of hours I work, as my career has grown, has increased.
For all WoMos and WoMos-to-be facing harassment or discrimination - this should come as welcome news. This summer, Maternity campaign group 'Pregnant Then Screwed' announced the launch of their new, free tribunal mentoring scheme. The aim is to support women facing maternity-related harassment or discrimination who feel overwhelmed by the prospect of facing an organisation with massive resources.