Recent developments

The christmas period is now officially over so now it is back to editing the radio documentary into a 7 minute final piece.

After getting feedback from my tutor about my rough cut, I have decided to switch parts of the narrative around so that the piece flows better. I have come to the realisation that I have too many voices so the hardest part of the project so far is deciding which voices to leave out of the final piece for submission.

Whilst editing I created a survey to develop my own research on the issue. You can be involved in the survey below.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8N3HDDM

British mothers say having children significantly impacted on their careers, study shows

The UK’s leading qualification and membership body for vocational accountants, AAT, released a new survey that examined the attitudes towards women in the modern workplace. The survey found that over half of British mothers feel they have been held back at work after having children.

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The survey involving 2,000 UK mothers, also found that 52% of women who are yet to have children fear that doing so in the future may impact their career.

The survey reported that one in five mothers claimed to have been passed over for promotion and one in ten have been denied a pay rise after giving birth.

One in eight women said they had been told that having kids would be detrimental to their career opportunities, and 12% are putting off having children for the time being as a result.

The AAT have done some extensive research into the issue and have produced a white paper on what employers and employees can do about it. You can find the document here.

 

 

Interview with Kate Beal

Next week, I will be interviewing CEO Kate Beal about her career and having children. She is the CEO of Woodcut Productions, based in Eastleigh.

I will be asking her questions about how she became the CEO of the production company and how she struggled with having children at the same time.

I will go further and ask if she has had any obstacles that have affected her career or if she has faced any discrimination in the past due to having children.

Keep looking on the blog for a snippet of the interview next week.

What is the motherhood penalty?

Now for the BIG question, what is the motherhood penalty?

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Sociologists have come up with the term ‘The Motherhood Penalty’ to explain how women encounter discrimination in the workplace in terms of wages, employment, and job promotion.

According to the Fawcett Society, from now until christmas women technically working for free due to the gender pay gap. Women may suffer a per child pay penalty depending on how many children they decide to have.