International Women’s Day (8 March) is this year looking at the theme of women’s voices and influence, including the drive for a 50-50 gender split in boardrooms by 2020. So how does this transfer to the world of education?
The issue of women in business is a hotly debated one; indeed early this month Prime Minister David Cameron warned that Britain’s economy will “fail” unless more women are promoted into boardrooms.
Despite research showing that companies with a higher percentage of women on their boards perform better, women currently make up just 15 per cent of FTSE 100 directors.
So with the spotlight firmly on women in business, we ask: how does this issue transfer to the world of education? Is there a need for change and a more equal leadership split?
We would love to hear your views and experiences of this issue. Do you feel women’s voices are being heard by policymakers and the government? What has been your experience of leadership, and is there a male bias? And does the gender split change across primary, secondary and further education?
Share your views and experiences with your fellow Eteach readers.