The UK’s workforce puzzle still remains unsolved. It’s why, for example, the gender pay gap still remains a hot topic – a gap expected to remain until 2041. Workforce equality goes beyond salary though. For me, beginning my career on a trading floor in the early ‘90s, I was very conscious of being different in the male-dominated environment.
Since then, the challenge of solving the workforce puzzle and ensuring everyone feels included has been embedded in my thinking – first within the City and most recently as founder of Rungway. Innovation has been my other constant career force, and the intersection of inclusion and innovation is now more crucial than ever.
However, many companies haven’t harnessed new opportunities coming from these, seeing them as “nice to haves” instead.
Read more on ‘The workforce puzzle: It’s time companies changed, not people’ by Julie Chakraverty, founder of Rungway, in full on Real Business.