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Ann Beynon, BT's Director for Wales, is calling for more women to take up engineering. It comes as the firm announced it was creating up to 190 new engineering jobs.
They say they particularly want women to apply, but when asked how many they expected to take on, they admitted it would probably be less than 20:
I'd love it to be much more than that - but we need women to apply - and what happens is women don't even apply, they don't actually understand that these jobs are jobs they could be doing. When we get women they are brilliant, so it's obvious they are able to do the work but maybe that perception isn't there as it should be."
Almost no progress has been made in getting more women into top jobs in Wales. According to the Equality and Human Rights Commission in the past ten years there's been little progress in getting women at the decision-making table and in some areas it's actually got worse.
Women also are still earning less than men because they are often working in lower-paid and part-time jobs with the majority of people in higher paid work still men. Here are the headline figures from the Working Patterns in Wales report:
· Four out of five Welsh workers are in gender-segregated occupations
· 64% of full-time jobs are held by men
· 88% of part-time jobs are held by women
· 90% of men work full-time and 10% part-time
· 91% of jobs in the Skilled Trades are held by men
· Only three skilled trade occupations out of a total of 56 are dominated by women
· 84% of Wales' professional women are concentrated in education, health, social work and public administration.
· At least 40% of work in feminized occupations is contracted on a part-time basis
· The hourly pay gap between full-time male workers and part-time female is 34%
A new report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission shows almost no progress has been made over the last decade in getting more women in Wales into positions of power.
When we look back over a decade of gathering these statistics, our findings show that in several sectors there are fewer women at the top than in 2004. This represents a lost decade in attempts to get more women into senior positions in Wales.
These figures highlight a wider failure to ensure our corridors of power reflect the diversity of Wales and include people from under-represented groups, such as ethnic minority and disabled people.
Good intentions are not enough. This year's report is a wake-up call. it is time to adopt strong measures to speed up the pace of change.
Almost no progress has been made over the past decade in getting more women into positions of power and influence in Wales. That's according to a new report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
The 'Who Runs Wales? 2014' report looks at key areas of Welsh life including politics, local government, health and the private sector, in order to assess the gender balance at decision-making tables in Wales.
The findings of the report compared to a decade ago are as follows:
• 42% of the National Assembly are women, compared with 50% in 2003.
• 27% of the Welsh Government Cabinet, compared with 56% 10 years ago.
• Only 10% of NHS Trust Chief Executives are women. It was 29% in 2003.
• 9% of Council leaders in Wales are women, compared with 14% ten years ago.
The report also found only 27% of Welsh Councillors are women.
It also found there are no female Police and Crime Commissioners or Chief Constables.
Ann Beynon, Commissioner for Wales, Equality and Human Rights Commission said the report paints a stark picture of Wales.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission says there has been almost no progress over ten years in getting women into positions of power.Read the full story ›
More work needs to be done to make men and women equal in the workplace, according to a report from the charity Chwarae Teg.
It says that, although progress has been made, there are still issues over: stereotypes, childcare, and the differing amounts that men and women are paid.
Electrician Elly Davies spoke to reporter Nicola Hendy about her experiences starting off in the traditionally male-dominated industry.