Scotland tops UK league for women in senior positions at work


(c) Insider

From Insider today:

Scotland has kept its place as top of the UK in an index charting representation of women in the workplace. The high representation of women in senior positions helps set Scotland apart in the PwC Women In Work Index, which analyses the representation and welfare of women in the world of work across 33 OECD countries. The UK overall rose one place from 14th to 13th in the index which analysed data for 2017 and was second among the G7 nations behind Canada. Iceland was ranked first, ahead of Sweden and New Zealand. Scotland ranked above the UK average in two of the five metrics and equal in a further two.’

This another in a sequence of positive news reports regarding the place of women in Scotland:

Big increase in number of women GPs is excellent news for Scotland

Scotland’s progress on women in work

Economic contribution of Scottish women-owned businesses grows by nearly twice the rate of UK

Abuse of women and the disabled far higher in England than in Scotland

Scottish politics is third best in world for women’s empowerment and well ahead of UK

Scotland first again, again and again: women on public boards?

East Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire best places in UK for women to live in

Interesting news for the DUP/Tory alliance: Women from Northern Ireland could get free abortions in Scotland

Scotland outperforms the rest of the UK with overall lower unemployment and lower unemployment for women and the young.

As reported levels of violence against women soar in England and Wales they seem to be falling in Scotland. Will this be reported?



2 thoughts on “Scotland tops UK league for women in senior positions at work

  1. Contrary March 6, 2019 / 8:24 am

    Aye, good that there are more women not being restricted to the lower orders. Not quite good enough still, women are mentally on par with men, it doesn’t take physical acumen to sit on your fat arse as CEO of a company so I see no reason why women should not be equally represented at top level jobs, unless, of course, there was some mechanism working against women being equally represented.

    Totally not on topic (as usual) – would you host a crossword? If I can get it together to make one up,,, it’s been a while, and it would be cryptic, but I’ve been fancying trying my hand at it again, maybe with a theme. So if I did manage it, would you consider that as something on your blog, or do you think it’s not really with the theme?


  2. Contrary March 6, 2019 / 8:30 am

    Oh, I should have said, to truly tackle societal attitudes that demand inequalities, I think Scotland first needs independence from the black gangrenous growth of the union – it’s like a weight round our necks, dragging up back to a feudal past. Good that we are pushing past that and trying to make a forward-looking society even while still stifled, small steps and all that.


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