Gender equality survey deadline approaching fast

By Aidan Fortune

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Gender equality survey deadline approaching fast

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The deadline for a survey on gender equality in the international meat industry is just over a week away.

Organised by networking group Meat Business Women, the survey will collate data on women’s representation and progression in the meat industry across the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and the US. The survey aims to deliver key information on the number of women employed at different organisational levels, their level of pay and flagging potential barriers to career progression.

The survey deadline has been extended until 24 April 2020, giving businesses more time. Meat businesses can contribute to the survey here​.

Laura Ryan, chair of Meat Business Women, said the report is the first of its kind, and “results will provide much-needed clarity on the contribution women make across the supply chain”.

World Butchers’ Challenge CEO Ashley Gray added: “For the meat industry to remain successful in a tough market, it needs to attract the best talent and make the most of existing talent within its organisations.”

The combined findings, along with the survey results, will be published in a major new report to be unveiled this summer via a global webinar.

As well as the survey, Meat Business Women has scheduled a series of Zoom focus groups for people to have their say on the issue.

The three sessions take place on 23rd April and are hosted by independent researchers Fiona Smith of Niteo Development and Harriet Harman of Harper Adams University. Online sessions are confidential and will last approximately 90 minutes.

The session times are:

Session 1: 23 April 8am to 9.30am (UK time)– sign up here

Session 2: 23 April 1pm to 2.30pm (UK time) – sign up here

Session 3: 23 April 3pm to 4.30pm (UK time) – sign up here

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