Your change to contribute to the landmark gender equality study

July 28, 2020 By 0 Comments

Act now! Contribute to landmark gender equality in the meat industry.

Over the last month, Meat Business Women has been busy collating data on women’s representation and progression in the meat industry across the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and the US. The survey is delivering 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 24th April 2020, giving businesses more time in this unsettling climate, to make our results even more robust. Meat businesses are being reminded to contribute to here. Be part of a world-first survey, and for the greater good of company cultures and development, help make the meat sector more gender inclusive.

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

But we want more than just a corporate view – it is now individuals’ chance to have their say on these issues as well. We are inviting you, as a member of the meat community, to share your views and take part in a focus group on female progression in our sector. 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.

Due to our new world order, having your say has never been easier. There will be a virtual schedule of Zoom focus groups to accommodate being involved from your front room or paddock – wherever works for you. The sessions will take place on 23rd April, hosted by independent researchers Fiona Smith (Niteo Development) and Harriet Harman (Harper Adams University). Online sessions are confidential and will last approximately 90 minutes. This is your opportunity to play your part in shifting the culture of our sector at a time where the eyes of the world are on the work place and it’s future value to the economy.

Ashley Gray, CEO World Butchers’ Challenge, adds: “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.”

So use this new virtual world we have at our fingertips, for the greater good of the meat industry, and share your ideas or views NOW. Sign up to one of the sessions below:

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