On Thursday 22 September 2022, Tanya Pepin, Managing Director at TWC, presented at the Women in Wholesale Annual Conference, sharing the findings of a diversity & inclusion survey conducted across the wholesale sector.
Some of the key take outs from the presentation for the retail sector were:
The number of women working at board level in UK retail and foodservice wholesale has increased from 11% to 20% over the past six years, an increase of 82%. However, this remains behind other industries.
Equal opportunities formed the biggest disparity between male and female responses, with only 57% of females agreeing that “all people can succeed in my organisation”, compared with 80% of men.
Those with a disability are less likely to be comfortable reporting something wrong at work.