The first step to solving a problem is to admit that it exists, and that it’s in your power to do something about it.

Co-operative and mutual enterprises regard themselves as ethical businesses. As member organisations, we literally exist to serve our customers and we wanted to know how we were doing on gender equality.

Co-operatives have a long history of empowering women. Women had an equal vote in co-operative leadership decades before they could vote for parliament. In 1846, Eliza Brierley became the first female member of a co-operative.

But the latest stats show that we too must try harder.

Read the full article, When promoting true merit leads to promoting women, Women’s Agenda, 3 April 2019 

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