Scottish Women's Employment Summit Update
Posted on: Monday 10th March 2014This update was taken from the report created by and for Angela Constance, Minister of Youth Employment Anne Douglas, National Secretary, Prospect.
"When the Scottish Government and the STUC held the Women's Employment Summit in September 2012, discussion covered a wide range of areas. Since that time, a Ministerial Strategic Group on Women and Work has met regularly to consider actions underway and what more can be done at all levels to enable women to fulfil their potential in the labour market. While we know many issue still remain, progress is being made in a number of areas.
With over 68% of women in paid work today, in Scotland women are represented in every sector in the labour market and at every level. Women's contribution to the economy through unpaid work must also be recognised. In the run up to International Women's Day on 8th March, we wanted to update you on some of the work that has been undertaken since the Summit. We hope you find this useful. Please remember that this involves us all. If you have positive ideas for change, or resources to add, please let us know."