I received this email from SistaTalk sharing information on a (yet another) new initiative from the UK Government which is aimed at increasing women’s contribution to the business world. It seems positive in theory and I think that any woman in business should be aware of what is being proposed. Please read and share.
About the Women’s Business Council
The council is an informal advisory body which will look at ways of maximising women’s contribution to economic growth. The council, chaired by Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE, CEO at MITIE, will assess priorities in challenging the barriers that women face in playing a full part in business and the workplace.
Words from the Home Secretary
In launching the council on 2 May 2012, Home Secretary Theresa May said:
“Women are at the heart of Britain’s economic future and we need to do all we can to help them achieve their full potential. I am delighted to launch the Women’s Business Council and look forward to hearing their advice on how we can help women maximise their many talents and give our economy a welcome boost.”