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Women in business - the facts

BY@W is setting the individual free, encouraging you to know and value yourself better. We’re driving forward change in business - getting more women to the top and helping leaders understand that when women are able to thrive, workplaces get better for everyone.

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Women in business - the fact

BY@W is setting the individual free, encouraging you to know and value yourself better. We’re driving forward change in business - getting more women to the top and helping leaders understand that when women are able to thrive, workplaces get better for everyone.


Read women in business - the facts below

Too often workplaces have been ignorant to the issues women face, it's time to change this for the better.

They’re often battling child care challenges – and health issues that men don’t have to deal with. More than anything else, they feel uncomfortable bringing these challenges to the workplace. It’s been time for a change for a very long time.


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50% of UK firms in FTSE All-Share ex350 have no women in C-Suite positions
(Women on Boards, The Hidden Truth June 2022)

The world of business has been long dominated by men. Women and other minority groups have had to face a lot of conflict and unrest as they fight for the work, positions, compensation and recognition that they deserve.

42% of women have faced some form of discrimination based on their gender in the workplace (Pew Research Center) and women earn around 15% less than men (Statista, 2021).

Women are encouraged to conform, to behave and appear in manner that is ultimately not them. 77% of UK women still think more should be done regarding gender balance in the workplace (YouGov, February 2022).

Our own research has shown that because of these behaviours, and in addition to the likes of childcare challenges, women are 38% more likely to experience imposter syndrome – the feeling that you don’t belong in the position that you are in.

Fiona Hathorn, CEO, Women On Boards shares, “The data shows small gains compared to last year, which is a positive indication that UK firms are starting to take boardroom diversity seriously.  Board diversity is increasingly viewed as a baseline requirement for modern companies, so it’s incredibly disheartening to see stagnant progress in some areas. There remains a high number of firms yet to reach even the most minimal levels of diverse representation, at both executive and non-executive level. To these firms I say, catch up - and quickly."

#BeYourselfAtWork is a movement that supports women in the workplace, encouraging you to use your voice, and helping you to confront your lack in your own self-confidence, using your iAM to appreciate your own unique values and talents to give you back your certainty of belonging.


Traditionally, the workplace hasn’t been shaped for women.

Dominated by male leadership teams, and ignorant of issues that face women at work, it’s been time for a change for a very long time.

#BeYourselfAtWork is leading that change. It’s a movement designed to refocus all of us on the values that shape you. Only when we appreciate our own unique value, can we shrug off imposter syndrome and better understand our unique strengths and ambitions.

Only when we appreciate our own unique value, can we shrug off imposter syndrome and better understand our unique strengths and ambitions. We’re driving forward change in business - getting more women to the top and helping leaders understand that when women are able to thrive, workplaces get better for everyone.


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"Any society that fails to harness the energy and creativity of its women is at a disadvantage in the modern world."

Tian Wei, CCTV News


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Women are 17% more likely to withhold who they are before others prove to them it is OK. Women are 8 x more likely than men to feel comfortable speaking up when something doesn’t feel right.

#BeYourselfAtWork Global Survey

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Of women say that their stress levels are higher than a year ago Despite shifting work arrangements, women report burnout and stress at alarming levels.

(Deloitte 'Women At Work 2022

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