More women than ever before are running the world’s biggest companies, but research shows that the rise in representation has been accompanied by a fall in trust in female leaders. It paints a grim picture for those who manage to break through the metaphorical glass ceiling.
Many companies in the UK are looking for reasons to be exempt from the pay information requirement. For example, several large professional services and law firms last year came under fire for arguing that their top-earning partners, who in most cases were predominantly male, were “owners” rather than “employees”, thereby taking them out of pay gap calculations.