Labour's Progress leader: 'There is structural gender inequality' in workplace

Julia Hartley-Brewer clashed with Richard Angell, the Director of Labour group Progress

Julia Hartley-Brewer clashed with Richard Angell, the Director of Labour group Progress

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Julia Hartley-Brewer and Russell Quirk, CEO of E-Moove have clashed with Richard Angell, the Director of Labour group Progress, over whether women face unequal treatment in the workplace. 

“Look at the money available for women entrepreneurs, it is vastly different to what is available for male entrepreneurs,” said Angell. “Look at how many women get on boards. The talent is out there. There is structural gender inequality.”

But Julia responded: “I’d say women take fewer risks.”

Quirk added: “If anything there’s a gender mis bias – I know venture capital funds that are desperate to invest in women, because it makes them look better. 

“The majority of entrepreneurs simply are male. We’ve got to be rally careful here. This argument that there are doctors, nurses, police officer and so on all earning a different amount because it’s a male versus a female, that is not true.” 

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