Glaxo Smith Kline has appointed a new CEO and, in a move still unusual in the list of FTSE100 companies, Emma Walmsley is a woman.
Equality between the sexes is something that country has legislated for and talked about for a large number of years but the actually practical evidence of whether the tactics used to make the changes has worked is only now coming to the fore.
As more and more senior level business positions are filled with women, and as we see more young women entering training at apprentice level in what have traditionally been considered ‘men’s jobs’, we are now seeing a huge improvement in the representation of women across the job sector.
It would be equally pleasant to see more and more men entering roles such as primary teaching, nursing and childcare too, as well as feeling comfortable accepting part time roles.
It may not be happening as quickly as many people had hoped but this is evidence of another step in the right direction.